University Studies and Professional Skills in the Field of Integrated Water Resources Management: the Case of Spain

  1. Santamarta, Juan C. 2
  2. Ritter, Axel 2
  3. Neris, Jonay 2
  4. Rodríguez-Martín, Jesica 2
  5. García, José Luis 1
  6. Lario-Bascones, Rafael J.
  7. Arraiza, M. Paz 1
  8. Ioras, Florin
  1. 1 Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
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    Universidad Politécnica de Madrid

    Madrid, España

    GRID grid.5690.a

  2. 2 Universidad de La Laguna
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    Universidad de La Laguna

    San Cristobal de La Laguna, España

    GRID grid.10041.34

Revista:
Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences

ISSN: 1877-0428

Año de publicación: 2015

Volumen: 191

Páginas: 2747-2752

Tipo: Artículo

Exportar: RIS
DOI: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2015.04.522 GOOGLE SCHOLAR

Indicadores

SCImago Journal Rank

  • Año 2015
  • Impacto SJR de la revista: 0.158
  • Cuartil mayor:
  • Área: Psychology (miscellaneous) Cuartil: - Posición en el área: 200/248
  • Área: Social Sciences (miscellaneous) Cuartil: - Posición en el área: 321/520

Resumen

Social and industrial progress has been historically linked to water resources availability and management. Although water is a renewable resource, water scarcity and water resources degradation are, nowadays,worrying issues in many countries such as Spain. The implementation of the EU Water Framework Directive has not been straightforward in Spain because, while some actions have proved their usefulness, others seem to have been counterproductive. Relevant changes are taking place in Spain toachieve sustainable water resources management, both in quantity and quality. Spanish universities offer a wide range of specialized training at master and degree level related to sustainable and integrated water management from different perspectives: technical, social, environmental and energy-related. This paper presents and summarizes different studies related to water resources in Spain, according to their competencies and professional skills, in order to provide recommendations on the training of future managers in this country. According to the information gathered, a European Master of Water Resources Management is recommended as a way of summarizing and standardizing currentknowledge in waterdisciplines in Spain.

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