Blanco Gutiérrez, Irene

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Present professional position
Assistant Professor. Department of Agricultural Economics, Statistics and Management. School of Agricultural, Food and Biosystems Engineering. Technical University of Madrid.

Position
Research Centre for the Management of Agricultural and Environmental Risks
Research Group on Agricultural Economics and Natural Resource Management
Educational Innovation Group on Agricultural Economics and Modelling.

Research areas

  • Quantitative analysis of agricultural and environmental policies. Trends and prospective scenarios.
  • Natural resource economics and management. Integrated water planning and management. Hydro-economic modeling.
  • Impact and vulnerability assessments in relation to climate-related hazards. Climate change adaptation and mitigation strategies in the agricultural, forestry and water sectors.

Education

  • PhD in Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics. Technical University of Madrid.
  • Visiting scholar. University of California Davis (UCD)- Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI). United States. 2009
  • Master of Science Politiques et Choix Publics en Agriculture et Alimentation. Centre International des Hautes Études Agronomiques Méditerranéennes (CIHEAM) – Institut Agronomique Méditerranéen de Montpellier (IAMM). France. 2007
  • Master of Science Economie et Gestion du Développement Agricole et Agroalimentaire et Rural. Université Montpellier I- Faculté de Sciences Economiques. France. 2006.
  • BA in Agricultural Engineering. Technical University of Madrid. 2005.

Publications (selection last 6 years)

  • Varela-Ortega, C., Blanco-Gutiérrez, I., Esteve, P., Bharwani, S., Fronzek, S., Downing, TE. (2014). How can irrigation agriculture adapt to climate change? Insights from the Guadiana basin in Spain. Regional Environmental Change (doi:10.1007/s10113-014-0720-y)
  • Scott, C., Vicuña, S., Blanco-Gutiérrez, I., Meza, F., Varela-Ortega, C. (2014). Irrigation efficiency and water-policy implications for river-basin resilience. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences 18, 1339-1348 (doi:10.5194/hess-18-1339-2014).
  • Blanco, I., Bardají, I. (2014). El nuevo sistema de pagos directos. En: Bardají, I. (coord.). Reflexiones en torno a la PAC. Cajamar Caja Rural. Serie Economía, vol. 22. ISBN: 978-84-95531-63-6.
  • Blanco-Gutiérrez, I., Varela-Ortega, C., Purkey, D. (2013). Integrated assessment of policy interventions for promoting sustainable irrigation in semi-arid environments: A hydro-economic modeling approach. Journal of Environmental Management 128, 144-160 (doi: 10.1016/j.jenvman.2013.04.037).
  • Blanco-Gutiérrez, I., Varela-Ortega, C., Flichman, G. (2011). Cost-effectiveness of water conservation measures: A multi-level analysis with policy implications. Agricultural Water Management 98, 639-652 (doi:10.1016/j.agwat.2010.10.013).
  • Varela-Ortega, C., Blanco-Gutiérrez, I., Swartz, H.S., y Downing, T.E. (2011). Balancing groundwater conservation and rural livelihoods under water and climate uncertainties: A hydro-economic modeling framework. Global Environmental Change 21, 604-619 (doi:10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2010.12.001).
  • Krysanova, V., Dickens. C., Timmerman, J., Varela-Ortega, C., Schlüter., M., Roest, K., Huntjens, P., Jaspers, F., Buiteveld, H., Moreno, E., De Pedraza-Carrera, J., Slámová, R., Martinkova, M., Blanco, I., Esteve, P., Pringle, K., Pahl-Wostl, C., y Kabat, P. (2010). Cross-comparison of climate change adaptation strategies across large river basins in Europe, Africa and Asia. Water Resources Management 24, 4121-4160 (doi: 10.1007/s11269-010-9650-8).

Participation in research projects (selection last 6 years)

  • Development of high quality food protein from multi-purpose crops through optimized, sustainable production and processing methods (PROTEIN2FOOD). Research and Innovation action. European Commission (DG Research – H2020 Societal Challenge Agriculture and Biotechnology) (nº 635727-2) (2015-2020). Member of the UPM research team (PI Consuelo Varela-Ortega). Coordinator: Prof. Sven-Erik Jacobsen, University of Copenhaguen, Denmark.
  • Biodiversidad y cambio climático en la Amazonía: Perspectivas socio-económicas y ambientales. Research and Development project (nº AL14-PID-12). Technical University of Madrid. Grants for supporting R&D activities with Latin America. (2014). Member of the UPM research team (PI Consuelo Varela-Ortega)
  • Biodiversidad y bienestar humano ante el cambio global en áreas tropicales protegidas de América Latina. Research and Development project (nº AL13-PID-18). Technical University of Madrid. Grants for supporting R&D activities with Latin America. (2013). Member of the UPM research team (PI Consuelo Varela-Ortega)
  • Role Of Biodiversity In climate change mitigatioN (ROBIN). Large collaborative project. European Commission (DG Research – FP7 Environment) (nº 2011.2.1.4-1283093) (2011-2015). robinproject.info Member of the UPM research team (PI Consuelo Varela-Ortega). Coordinator: Dr. Terry Parr, Natural Environment Research Council, United Kingdom.
  • Prospective analysis for the Mediterranean region (MEDPRO). Collaborative Project. European Commission (DG Research – FP7 Socio-economic sciences) (nº 244578) (2010-2013). medpro-foresight.eu  Member of the UPM research team (PI Consuelo Varela-Ortega). Coordinator: Dr. Rym Ayadi, Center for European Policy Studies, Belgium.
  • Methodology for Effective Decision-making on Impacts and AdaptaTION to Climate Change (MEDIATION). Collaborative Project. European Commission (DG Research – FP7 Environment) (nº 244012) (2010-2013). mediation-project.eu Member of the UPM research team (PI Consuelo Varela-Ortega). Coordinator: Dr. Rob Swart, ALTERRA-Wageningen University, The Netherlands.
  • Water Scenarios for Europe and for Neighbouring States (SCENES). Integrated Project. European Commission (DG Research – FP6 Environment) (nº FP6-2005-GLOBAL-4 (OJ 2005 C 177/15) (2006-2010). environment.fi/syke/scenes Member of the UPM research team (PI Consuelo Varela-Ortega). Coordinators:  J. Kämäri (Finnish Environment Research Institute- Helsinki, Finland) and J. Alcamo (University of Kassel, Germany).
  • New Approaches to Adaptive Water Management under Uncertainty (NEWATER). Integrated Project. European Commission (DG Research – FP6 Environment) (nº: FP6-2003-GLOBAL-2-SUSTDEV-6.3.2 – 511179-2) (2005-2009). newater.info Member of the UPM research team (PI Consuelo Varela-Ortega). Coordinators: C. Pahl-Wostl (University of Osnabrück, Germany) and P. Kabat (University of Wageningen, The Netherlands).