He has obtained the highest mark in his PhD with «Efecto del uso del suelo y la explotación de los recursos naturales en la dinámica sedimentaria litoral: Estudio interdisciplinar de la evolución reciente en el municipio de Marbella, provincia de Málaga”,  a Thesis directed by Dr. Gonzalo Malvárez and tutorised by Dr. Fatima Navas.

 

José Luis Del Río Anguita

 

José Luis Del Río Anguita, who is member of Coastal Research Group at Universidad Pablo de Olavide (UPO), has obtained the hightest mark and the distintion with ‘Cum Laude’, awared by Tribunal – which is presided over Dr. Jose Ojeda from Universidad de Sevilla; and accompaigned by Dr. Maria Jose Roxo from Nova Lisbon University; and Dr. Francisco Belmonte from Universidad de Murcia –  in his PhD with «Efecto del uso del suelo y la explotación de los recursos naturales en la dinámica sedimentaria litoral: Estudio interdisciplinar de la evolución reciente en el municipio de Marbella, provincia de Málaga», a Thesis directed by Dr. Gonzalo Malvárez and tutorised by Dr. Fatima Navas.

Dr. Del Río with members of Tribunal and the director of Thesis (from left to right: Dr. Gonzalo Malvárez, Dr. Maria Jose Roxo, Dr. José Luis Del Río, Dr. José Ojeda and Dr. Francisco Belmonte)

 

Dr. Del Río presented his Thesis the last 29th friday at UPO in presence of another Doctors, family and friends. During five years of research (period 2012-2017), Dr. Del Río has developed this Thesis in the COSTAS Research Group. According to the author,  citing some of the many international studies developed in this line, «one of the main problems that accuse coastal areas on a global scale lies in the occurrence of severe coastal erosion processes, whose magnitude, in terms of vulnerability of the population to phenomena of floods coming from the hydrographic network, as well as from the marine environment during episodes of storm, is constantly increasing, more if it fits in the current scenario of Climate Change». Tribunal praised his work, confirming he reached the objetives of the case of study, in addition they offered advises for future publications and supported him to continue in this studies.

The thesis was conducted under the direction of Dr. Gonzalo Malvárez and tutored by Dr. Fatima Navas.

 

José Luis Del Río working in the case of study

During five years of research (period 2012-2017), Del Río has developed this Thesis in the COSTAS Research Group (RNM 911) under the direction of Dr. Gonzalo Malvárez, Titular Professor attached to the Physical Geography Area of the University, who has a long experience in studying the environmental problems that the Costa del Sol supports. The Tutoring of the Thesis has been carried out by Dr. Fatima Navas, Full Professor attached to the Physical Geography Area of the University and Director of the COSTAS Research Group, who also has a strong experience in the study and application of the holistic approach to Integrated Coastal Zone Management in the Mediterranean coast through various national and international research projects funded by the Commission European Union.

 

In addition, Del Río participated with this case study at the IX Jornadas de Geomorfología del Litoral held in September on the island of Menorca. According to the author, citing some of the many international studies developed in this line, «one of the main problems that accuse coastal areas on a global scale lies in the occurrence of severe coastal erosion processes, whose magnitude, in terms of vulnerability of the population to phenomena of floods coming from the hydrographic network, as well as from the marine environment during episodes of storm, is constantly increasing, more if it fits in the current scenario of Climate Change».

 

 

«The occurrence of severe erosion processes on the coast is one of the main problems presented by coastal areas, and its magnitude influences the vulnerability of the population to flood phenomena as well as in the marine environment during times of constant seasonality increase due to Climate Change»

Coastal areas are particularly vulnerable and addressing the Mediterranean Basin as «one of the areas most sensitive to this phenomenon» as a case study, Del Río says that «the causes are closely linked to the intense model of land use and exploitation of the newly developed natural resources. «Likewise, it has stated that «considering that the processes of production of terrigenous sediments at the river basin scale are the main source of sedimentary contribution to the Mediterranean coast, the cancellation of sedimentary sedimentary dynamics by the construction of reservoirs and dams in river channels , as well as the artificialization of the low basins by the construction of urbanizations and golf courses, have meant the actions with greater degree of affectation to the mechanisms of contribution of sediments to the beaches, next to the climate the main assets for the tourism «.

 

Differences between 2015 and 2017 year of the end of the case of study (Cabopino, Málaga. Courtesy by author)

 

The purpose of the  thesis has been to deepen in this paradigm in the cove of Marbella, in the Western Costa del Sol, a scenario «subjected to a severe hydraulic pressure, due to the implantation of a powerful sugar, steel and mining industry between the the 17th and 20th centuries, and urban planning, due to the introduction of the tourism industry in the middle of the XX century, accusing consequently a serious deficit of sediments in the beaches that requires the application of continuous and expensive corrective measures of artificial feedback. The results obtained reveal, in potential terms, «the existence of an active sedimentary dynamics in the past in both the continental shelf and the submerged continental shelf, serving as an explanation for the location of the wind mantles located on the eastern flank of the Marbella cove Rio Real-Artola dunes) «.

«The results obtained reveal an active sedimentary dynamic in the past in both the continental shelf and the submerged continental shelf»

According to the study, the construction of the La Concepción reservoir in the hydrographic basin «more extensive and relevant in hydrological terms», the Green River, is the most probable cause of the sedimentary deficit of the beaches, revealing the absence of a normative framework of sediment management retained in the reservoir of Spanish reservoirs, a paradigm that could be shaped «as a contribution, originally in Spain, to the holistic vision of Integrated Coastal Zone Management (ICZM) and Water Resources Management at the level of Hydrographic Demarcation «.

 

 

 

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