Planning our future under a frame of climate uncertainty is a complex issue as it requires combining
different scales, factors such as biophysical and social (cultural, economical, political...) and gaps in knowledge.
However, some decisions must be taken although uncertainty and social justice is a crucial issue to consider in the process.
My research will focus on soil and water management as well as on their related policies for the evaluation of decision making within the adaptation processes.
Amaia Albizua is graduated in Environmental Sciences at the University of Salamanca.
She has a MSc on Soils and Water Management at ETSEA (Technical School of Agricultural Engineering) of University of Lerida with a grant of Obra Social "la Caixa". She carried out soils mapping in Arkaute Area, Salburua Wetland, Vitoria-Gasteiz (Alava), at scale E 1:6000 and made an analytic characterization of soils in an area where attenuation of nitrates are evidenced in the underground water and located in the line of circulation of underground flows.
She has a MSc on Environmental Studies, specialty of Ecological Economics and Environmental Management at the University Autonomous of Barcelona. She developed a research study called: A values-based approach to vulnerability and adaptation to Climate Change. Applying Q Methodology in the Ebro Delta. It was developed under the EC 7th Framework Programme's within the project Climate Change, Hydro-conflicts and Human Security (CLICO).
She has been working at Aialur, S.L. in Amurrio (Alava) doing Environmental Impacts Studies; at Macaulay Institute in Aberdeen (Scotland) as Biologist Assistant with a Leonardo grant given by Confebask; at Pagoa Consultores Ambientales in Vitoria-Gasteiz doing Environmental Education and Environmental Impact Studies and in UNESCO Cluster Office in Accra (Ghana) as Consultant with a grant of Basque Country Government and UNESCO Etxea, assisting in the implementation of the natural science activities relating to programs: Man and Biosphere (MAB), International Hydrology Programme (IHP), Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO (IOC-UNESCO), Basic Science Programme.
She has participated:
At the IX Conference on Energy and Environment Environment, in Salamanca, as speaker with the theme: Iceland, the alternative is possible.
In the report of the National Conference on Water and Culture organized by the National Commission for UNESCO Culture of Ghana.
In the sixth session of the IOC Regional Committee for Eastern Central Atlantic (IOCEA-VI) in Accra (Ghana).
In the workshop on the National Contingency Plan of Ghana, organized by the National Disaster Management of Ghana (NADMO).
In the Regional Conference to promote cooperation in Biosphere Reserves in Africa for the conservation of biodiversity and sustainable development. AfriMAB, Nairobi (Kenia) 2010.