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Dr. Marta Rica (PhD)

Senior Researcher

Marta is a researcher at ICATALIST in areas related to social innovation and socio-ecological transformation. Marta is also responsible for the area of corporate social and environmental responsibility.

Marta works as researcher for different H2020 projects: BRIGAID, NAIAD and EDUCEN. She is also involved in the H2020 Afrialliance project Action Group on Integrated Water Management and Ethics and in the EIP Water Action Group RIVER RES, where ICATALIST is also part.

Previously, during 2015-2016 she worked as a consultant for UNFAO, mainly supporting the Groundwater Governance project as well as other activities related to drought management and policies. During 2012-2014 she lived in Bolivia where, through an AECID program she participated in a NGO/University project researching on the organizational and institutional capacity of collective water supply in periurban areas of the city of Cochabamba. She also worked for the GIZ in rural areas of Bolivia evaluating water harvesting projects in communities.

She did a PhD about collective action for groundwater governance in Spain in the Universidad Complutense de Madrid, february 2016. In 2010 se graduated from the MSc International Land and Water Management in Wageningen University, specializing in Integrated Water Management and disserting about the Human Right to Water in Bolivia. She holds a degree on Environmental Sciences from Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, 2008.


She is specially interested on participatory process and public engagement and social innovation. She focuses on the science-policy-citizen dialogue, social-ecological approaches and political ecology including environmental justice variables.

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