Violeta is a postdoctoral researcher at the Institute for Environmental Science and Technology of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Her research includes water governance systems, water policy implementation strategies and water metabolism of social-ecological systems. She is particularly interested in deliberative governance mechanisms, transdisciplinary practices and the integration of quantitative analytical methods in participatory processes. She recently finished her PhD in Human Geography at the University of Seville, focused on integrated assessment of water governance in semi-arid watersheds. She holds a Msc. Applied Ecology at the University of Halmstad in Sweden, a Msc. Integrated Watershed Management at the University of Granada and a bachelor in Environmental Sciences at the University of Malaga. For more information on Violeta’s work see: Twitter: @vcabellov @WaterP2P and www.aquabits.net (blog).