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Maria Hernandez Hernández     University Lecturer 
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Maria Hernandez Hernández published an article in January 2019.
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David Saurí

92 shared publications

Departament de Geografia, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Bellaterra, Catalunya, Spain

Hug March

42 shared publications

Estudis d'Economia i Empresa & Internet Interdisciplinary Institute (IN3)Universitat Oberta de Catalunya Barcelona Spain

Álvaro-Francisco Morote

11 shared publications

Didactics of Experimental and Social Sciences Department, Faculty of Teaching, University of Valencia, 46010 Valencia, Spain

Antonio-Manuel Rico

8 shared publications

Water and Territory research group, Interuniversity Institute of Geography, University of Alicante, 03690 San Vicente del Raspeig, Spain

Jorge Olcina

7 shared publications

Regional Geographic Analysis and Physical Geography Department, University of Alicante, 03690 Alicante, Spain

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Article 0 Reads 0 Citations The Use of Non-Conventional Water Resources as a Means of Adaptation to Drought and Climate Change in Semi-Arid Regions:... Álvaro-Francisco Morote, Jorge Olcina, María Hernández Published: 08 January 2019
Water, doi: 10.3390/w11010093
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Drought is a climatic risk with notable repercussions on water supply systems. The aim of this study is to analyze the principal measures for management and planning implemented during recent decades in south-eastern Spain (Segura River Basin) to respond to drought situations, focusing on the role played by non-conventional water resources (desalination and treated water). The results demonstrate that the study area (despite being one of the driest places of Spain) is less vulnerable to drought than regions with an Atlantic climate and greater availability of water. This has been possible thanks to the integration of non-conventional water resources as a means of adaptation to confront this natural risk, which is estimated to become more intense and frequent in the future owing to climate change.
Article 0 Reads 0 Citations Water Management in Urban Sprawl Typologies in the City of Alicante (Southern Spain): New Trends and Perception after th... Álvaro-Francisco Morote, Jorge Olcina, Antonio-Manuel Rico, ... Published: 07 January 2019
Urban Science, doi: 10.3390/urbansci3010007
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In recent decades, territorial transformations have occurred on the Spanish Mediterranean coast due to the real estate bubble (1997–2008). The objectives of this research are: (1) to analyse the domestic water consumption trend in the study area (“Beach Sector” of the city of Alicante, Southern Spain) (2000–2017); and (2) explore water use and the characteristics of detached houses and how its residents have introduced water-saving measures to reduce consumption after the economic crisis in the study area. A review and analysis of data on housing and population has been carried out where this urban development type has been implemented. Moreover, surveys of the residents have been conducted in order to determine and analyse water consumption, and the perception and knowledge used to reduce water consumption in detached houses. The results show that consumption decreased between 2000 and 2017 due to different factors and there was no change in the water consumption trend at the end of the economic crisis. In view of the conclusions, it should be mentioned that this reduction has been associated with a greater environmental awareness of the need to save water, the installation of systems that use water more efficiently and water-saving devices. All of this is aimed at reducing the water bill that has been exacerbated by an increase in water prices seeing as this is the type of property that consumes the most water.
Article 0 Reads 0 Citations Promoting tourism through the EU LEADER programme: understanding Local Action Group governance Juan Gabriel Tirado Ballesteros, María Hernández Hernández Published: 20 November 2018
European Planning Studies, doi: 10.1080/09654313.2018.1547368
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CONFERENCE-ARTICLE 9 Reads 0 Citations Adaptation strategies of the hydrosocial cycles in the Mediterranean regions Ana Arahuetes Hidalgo, Antonio Rico Amorós, María Hernández ... Published: 05 November 2017
First International Electronic Conference on the Hydrological Cycle, doi: 10.3390/CHyCle-2017-04834
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The Spanish regions located in the Mediterranean have been affected by several factors over the years (climatic conditions of aridity, strong demands, quick and intense urban and population growth) that have generated a negative water balance in which water contributions are unable to meet the demands. This problem is aggravated by future scenarios estimated as a consequence of climate change, which predicts a decrease in precipitation and an increase in temperature and frequency of maximum events. The aim of this work is to evaluate the adaptation strategies that have been conducted in these cities in order to adjust their hydrosocial cycles to development, as well as new actions that are being implemented in order to mitigate the effects of climate change. Diversification of supply sources has been one of the keys to this evolution, using both own and external resources. These adaptive measures have made the search for new supply sources a necessity, stimulating the expansion and integration of non-conventional water sources (desalination and reuse of reclaimed water). Likewise new strategies, such as the implementation of sustainable urban drainage systems (SUDS), seem to gain positions in the water planning of these regions. The theoretical analysis developed in this work is corroborated by the study of the hydrosocial cycle evolution of three cities of the province of Alicante (southeast Spain), and the adaptive measures that the different actors involved in the cycle have developed in each one of them. The input and output are considered in this system thanks to the information provided by the management companies in each of the phases (urban consumption, treated and reused volumes). The results obtained evidence the complexity of this hybrid socio-natural process where water and society influence each other and where an adequate planning is essential in order to overcome new scenarios.

Article 1 Read 3 Citations El ciclo hidrosocial en la ciudad de Torrevieja: retos y nuevas tendencias Ana Arahuetes, Rubén Villar, María Hernández Published: 01 December 2016
Revista de geografía Norte Grande, doi: 10.4067/S0718-34022016000300006
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Article 0 Reads 7 Citations Causes of Domestic Water Consumption Trends in the City of Alicante: Exploring the Links between the Housing Bubble, the... María Hernández, Alvaro Morote, Antonio Rico Published: 31 August 2016
Water, doi: 10.3390/w8090374
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The European Mediterranean coastline has experienced major tourism-related urbanization since 1960. This is a dynamic that has led to increased spending on water consumption for urban and tourism-related uses. The objective of this paper is to define and to analyze how domestic water consumption in the city of Alicante evolved between 2000 and 2013. Real billing figures for individual households were analyzed according to the type of housing and the income level of the occupants. The conclusions drawn show that consumption fell over the period studied, and that there are different patterns in water expenditure depending on the type of housing and the inhabitants.