Sergio Contreras

Ecohydroloog/Remote Sensing Expert


Dr. Sergio Contreras is specialized in the ecohydrological functioning of native and agroecosytems of arid and semiarid regions, and its relation with human activities. During his career, Dr. Contreras has shown a special interest in the interactions and feedbacks between vegetation and groundwater, in the energy and water balance and in the biomass and agricultural productivity of these regions. His studies cover a broad range of spatial scales, from plot to regional, and methodological approaches (GIS and remote sensing, hydrological modeling, hydrochemical and isotopic techniques). He was pre and postdoctoral researcher at the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) where he developed much of his scientific career, and did research stays in Australia, Argentina and USA. He has participated in several international and national research projects and contracts, and at present he is member of the International Association of Hydrogeologists and the American Geoscience Union. Sergio works in the FutureWater office in Cartagena, Spain.

    Gerelateerde publicaties

    • 2019 - FutureWater Report 197Hamed, R., A. De Tomas, S. Contreras, J.E. Hunink, J.E. 2019. Seasonal Hydrological Forecasting for the Segura River Basin, Spain. FutureWater Report 197.X

      Seasonal Hydrological Forecasting for the Segura River Basin, Spain

      Hamed, R., A. De Tomas, S. Contreras, J.E. Hunink

    • 2019 - BRIGAID Internal ReportContreras, S., J.E. Hunink. 2019. InfoSequia Testing Development Report. BRIGAID Internal Report.X

      InfoSequia Testing Development Report

      Contreras, S., J.E. Hunink

    • 2019 - FutureWater Report 186Contreras, S. 2019. Detection and coverage estimation of on-farm reservoirs and ponds in Mediterranean irrigated regions using orthophotos and pixel classification techniques. FutureWater Report 186X

      Detection and coverage estimation of on-farm reservoirs and ponds in Mediterranean irrigated regions using orthophotos and pixel classification techniques

      Contreras, S.

    • 2019 - E-Proceedings of the 38th IAHR World CongressBall, S., M.F. Sanchez, M. Werner, S.T. Escobar Carmona, C.Y. Soto Chavez, M. Wuis, S. Contreras, K. Douben, M. Visser, J.E. Hunink. 2019. Co-Design of an Integrated Operational Water Management Tool For the Valle Del Cauca, Colombia. E-Proceedings of the 38th IAHR World Congress. doi.10.3850/38WC092019-1424.X

      HERMANA: Co-Design of an Integrated Operational Water Management Tool For the Valle Del Cauca, Colombia

      Ball, S., M.F. Sanchez, M. Werner, S.T. Escobar Carmona, C.Y. Soto Chavez, M. Wuis, S. Contreras, K. Douben, M. Visser, J.E. Hunink

    • 2019 - WaterHunink, J.E, G.W.H. Simons, S. Suárez-Almiñana, A. Solera, J. Andreu, M. Giuliani, P. Zamberletti, M. Grillakis, A. Koutroulis, I. Tsanis, F. Schasfoort, S. Contreras, E. Ercin, W. Bastiaanssen. 2019. A Simplified Water Accounting Procedure to Assess Climate Change Impact on Water Resources for Agriculture across Different European River Basins. Water 2019, 11, 1976. doi:10.3390/w11101976X

      A Simplified Water Accounting Procedure to Assess Climate Change Impact on Water Resources for Agriculture across Different European River Basins

      Hunink, J.E, G.W.H. Simons, S. Suárez-Almiñana, A. Solera, J. Andreu, M. Giuliani, P. Zamberletti, M. Grillakis, A. Koutroulis, I. Tsanis, F. Schasfoort, S. Contreras, E. Ercin, W. Bastiaanssen

    • 2019 - Technical ReportTaner M.Ü., J.E. Hunink, S. Contreras, A. Hijar, R. Hamed, D. Morales, A. Wasti, P. Ray. 2019. El Marco del Árbol de Decisión: Aplicación a la Cuenca de Chancay-Lambayeque, Peru. Informe final. Deltares, FutureWater, INSIDEO and University of Cincinnati para el Banco Mundial.X

      El Marco del Árbol de Decisión: Aplicación a la Cuenca de Chancay-Lambayeque, Peru

      Taner M.Ü., J.E. Hunink, S. Contreras, A. Hijar, R. Hamed, D. Morales, A. Wasti, P. Ray

    • 2019 - FutureWater Report 194Hunink, J.E., J.P.C. Eekhout, J. de Vente, S. Contreras, G.W.H. Simons. 2019. Satellite-based altimetry data for hydrological assessments: two case studies Report 194X

      Satellite-based altimetry data for hydrological assessments: two case studies

      Hunink, J.E., J.P.C. Eekhout, J. de Vente, S. Contreras, G.W.H. Simons

    • 2019 - Science of the Total EnvironmentAlcolea, A., S. Contreras, J.E. Hunink, J.L. García-Aróstegui, J. Jiménez-Martínez. 2019. Hydrogeological modelling for the watershed management of the Mar Menor coastal lagoon (Spain). Science of the Total Environment (663) p901-914.X

      Hydrogeological modelling for the watershed management of the Mar Menor coastal lagoon (Spain)

      Alcolea, A., S. Contreras, J.E. Hunink, J.L. García-Aróstegui, J. Jiménez-Martínez

    • 2018 - Agricultural Water ManagementGarcía-León, D., S. Contreras, J.E. Hunink. 2018. Comparison of meteorological and satellite-based drought indices as yield predictors of Spanish cereals. Agric. Water Manag., 213, 388-396. doi:10.1016/j.agwat.2018.10.030
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      Comparison of meteorological and satellite-based drought indices as yield predictors of Spanish cereals

      García-León, D., S. Contreras, J.E. Hunink

    • 2017 - FutureWater Report 176Contreras, S., A. Alcolea, J. Jiménez-Martínez, J.E. Hunink. 2017. Cuantificación de la descarga subterránea al Mar Menor mediante modelización hidrogeológica del acuífero superficial Cuaternario. FutureWater Report 176.X

      Cuantificación de la descarga subterránea al Mar Menor mediante modelización hidrogeológica del acuífero superficial Cuaternario

      Contreras, S., A. Alcolea, J. Jiménez-Martínez, J.E. Hunink

    • 2017 - FutureWater Report 174Contreras, S., J.E. Hunink, A. Baille. 2017. Water and carbon fluxes in irrigated citrus orchards assessed from satellite data. FutureWater Report 174.X

      Water and carbon fluxes in irrigated citrus orchards assessed from satellite data

      Contreras, S., J.E. Hunink, A. Baille

    • 2017 - Remote SensingHunink J.E., J.P.C. Eekhout, J. de Vente, S. Contreras, P. Droogers, A. Baille. 2017. Hydrological Modelling using Satellite-Based
      Crop Coefficients: A Comparison of Methods at the Basin Scale. Remote Sens., 9, 174, doi:10.3390/rs9020174X

      Hydrological Modelling using Satellite-Based Crop Coefficients: A Comparison of Methods at the Basin Scale

      Hunink J.E., J.P.C. Eekhout, J. de Vente, S. Contreras, P. Droogers, A. Baille

    • 2017 - FutureWater Report 167Hunink, J.E., S. Contreras, G.W.H. Simons, P. Droogers. 2017. Hydrological Evaluation and Ecosystem Valuation of the Lukanga Swamps. FutureWater Report 167.X

      Hydrological Evaluation and Ecosystem Valuation of the Lukanga Swamps

      Hunink, J.E., S. Contreras, G.W.H. Simons, P. Droogers

    • 2016 - Agricultural Water ManagementRomero-Triguerosa, C., P.A. Nortes, J.J. Alarcón, J.E. Hunink, M. Parra, S. Contreras, P. Droogers, E. Nicolás. 2016. Effects of saline reclaimed waters and deficit irrigation on Citrusphysiology assessed by UAV remote sensing. Agricultural Water Management. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.agwat.2016.09.014.X

      Effects of saline reclaimed waters and deficit irrigation on Citrusphysiology assessed by UAV remote sensing

      Romero-Triguerosa, C., P.A. Nortes, J.J. Alarcón, J.E. Hunink, M. Parra, S. Contreras, P. Droogers, E. Nicolás

    • 2016 - Environmental ReviewsJimenez-Martinez, J., J.L. Garcia-Arostegui, J.E. Hunink, S. Contreras, P. Baudron, L. Candela. 2016. The role of groundwater in highly human-modified hydrosystems: a review of impacts and mitigation options in the Campo de Cartagena-Mar Menor coastal plain (SE Spain). Environmental Reviews, 2016, 24, 377-392. doi:10.1139/er-2015-0089.X

      The role of groundwater in highly human-modified hydrosystems: a review of impacts and mitigation options in the Campo de Cartagena-Mar Menor coastal plain (SE Spain)

      Jimenez-Martinez, J., J.L. Garcia-Arostegui, J.E. Hunink, S. Contreras, P. Baudron, L. Candela

    • 2016 - Journal of Hydrology and HydromechanicsCantón, Y., E. Rodríguez-Caballero, S. Contreras, L. Villagarcía, X.Y. Li, A. Solé-Benet, F. Domingo. 2016. Vertical and lateral soil moisture patterns on a mediterranean karst hillslope. Journal of Hydrology and Hydromechanics, 64, 209-2019. doi: 10.1515/johh-2016-0030X

      Vertical and lateral soil moisture patterns on a mediterranean karst hillslope

      Cantón, Y., E. Rodríguez-Caballero, S. Contreras, L. Villagarcía, X.Y. Li, A. Solé-Benet, F. Domingo

    • 2015 - Agricultural Water ManagementHunink, J.E., S. Contreras, M. Soto-García, B. Martin-Gorriz, V. Martinez-Álvarez, A. Baille. 2015. Estimating groundwater use patterns of perennial and seasonal crops in a Mediterranean irrigation scheme, using remote sensing. Agricultural Water Management, 162, 47–56. doi:10.1016/j.agwat.2015.08.003X

      Estimating groundwater use patterns of perennial and seasonal crops in a Mediterranean irrigation scheme, using remote sensing

      Hunink, J.E., S. Contreras, M. Soto-García, B. Martin-Gorriz, V. Martinez-Álvarez, A. Baille

    • 2015 - FutureWater Report 148Hunink, J.E., W. Terink, S. Contreras, P. Droogers. 2015. Scoping Assessment of Erosion Levels for the Mahale region, Lake Tanganyika, Tanzania. FutureWater Report 148X

      Scoping Assessment of Erosion Levels for the Mahale region, Lake Tanganyika, Tanzania

      Hunink, J.E., W. Terink, S. Contreras, P. Droogers

    • 2015 - FutureWater Report 138Contreras, S., J.E. Hunink. 2015. Water accounting at the basin scale: water use and supply (2000-2010) in the Segura River Basin using the SEEA framework. FutureWater Report 138.X

      Water accounting at the basin scale: water use and supply (2000-2010) in the Segura River Basin using the SEEA framework

      Contreras, S., J.E. Hunink

    • 2015 - FutureWater Report 141Hunink, J.E., S. Contreras, P. Droogers. 2015. Hydrological pre-feasibility assessment for the Romuku hydropower plant Central Sulawesi, Indonesia. FutureWater Report 141X

      Hydrological pre-feasibility assessment for the Romuku hydropower plant Central Sulawesi, Indonesia

      Hunink, J.E., S. Contreras, P. Droogers

    • 2014 - Water Environment ResearchContreras, S., P. Pérez-Cutillas, C.S. Santoni, C. Romero-Trigueros, F. Pedrero, J.J. Alarcán. 2014. Effects of reclaimed waters on spectral properties and leaf traits of Citrus orchards. Water Environment Research 86: 2242-2250X

      Effects of reclaimed waters on spectral properties and leaf traits of Citrus orchards

      Contreras, S., P. Pérez-Cutillas, C.S. Santoni, C. Romero-Trigueros, F. Pedrero, J.J. Alarcón

    • 2014 - Droughts: Research and Science-Policy InterfacingContreras, S., J.E. Hunink. 2014. Drought effects on rainfed agriculture using standardized indices: A case study in SE Spain. In Andreu et al. (eds) Droughts: Research and Science-Policy Interfacing, pp. 65-70. CRC Press (Taylor and Francis Group), London. ISBN: 978-1-138-02779-4X

      Drought effects on rainfed agriculture using standardized indices: A case study in SE Spain

      Contreras, S., J.E. Hunink

    • 2014 - FutureWater Report 125Contreras, S., J.E. Hunink, A. Baille. 2014. Building a Watershed Information System for the Campo de Cartagena basin (Spain) integrating hydrological modeling and remote sensing. FutureWater Report 125.X

      Building a Watershed Information System for the Campo de Cartagena basin (Spain) integrating hydrological modeling and remote sensing

      Contreras, S., J.E. Hunink, A. Baille

    • 2013 - Earth observation of ecosystem servicesContreras, S., D. Alcaraz-Segura, B. Scanlon, E.G. Jobbágy. 2013. Detecting ecosystem reliance on groundwater based on satellite-derived greenness anomaly and temporal dynamics. In D. Alcaraz-Segura, C.M. Di Bella, J.V. Straschnoy (Eds.) Earth observation of ecosystem services. Chapter 13, pp. 283-302. CRC Press - Taylor & Francis Group. Boca Raton. ISBN: 978-14-665058-8-9X

      Detecting ecosystem reliance on groundwater based on satellite-derived greenness anomaly and temporal dynamics

      Contreras, S., D. Alcaraz-Segura, B. Scanlon, E.G. Jobbágy

    • 2013 - EcohydrologyContreras, S., C.S. Santoni, E.G. Jobbagy. 2013. Abrupt watercourse formation in a semiarid sedimentary landscape of central Argentina: The roles of forest clearing, rainfall variability, and seismic activity. Ecohydrology 6: 794-805X

      Abrupt watercourse formation in a semiarid sedimentary landscape of central Argentina: The roles of forest clearing, rainfall variability, and seismic activity

      Contreras, S., C.S. Santoni, E.G. Jobbagy

    • 2012 - Plant, Cell and EnvironmentMoreno-Gutierrez, C., G. Battipaglia, P. Cherebuni, M. Saurer, E. Nicolás, S. Contreras, J.I. Querejeta. 2012. Stand structure modulates the long-term vulnerability of Pinus halepensis to climatic drought in a semiarid Mediterranean ecosystem. Plant, Cell and Environment 35: 1026-1039X

      Stand structure modulates the long-term vulnerability of Pinus halepensis to climatic drought in a semiarid Mediterranean ecosystem

      Moreno-Gutierrez, C., G. Battipaglia, P. Cherebuni, M. Saurer, E. Nicolás, S. Contreras, J.I. Querejeta

    • 2011 - Environmental Earth SciencesAlcalá, F.J., Y. Cantón, S. Contreras, A. Were, P. Serrano-Ortiz, J. Puigdefábregas, A. Solé-Benet, E. Custodio, F. Domingo. 2011. Diffuse and concentrated recharge evaluation using physical and tracer techniques: Results from a semiarid carbonate massif aquifer in southeastern Spain. Environmental Earth Sciences 62: 541-557X

      Diffuse and concentrated recharge evaluation using physical and tracer techniques: Results from a semiarid carbonate massif aquifer in southeastern Spain

      Alcalá, F.J., Y. Cantón, S. Contreras, A. Were, P. Serrano-Ortiz, J. Puigdefábregas, A. Solé-Benet, E. Custodio, F. Domingo

    • 2011 - CatenaLi, X-Y., S. Contreras, A. Solé-Benet, Y. Cantón, F. Domingo, R. Lázaro, H. Lin, B. Van Wesemael, J. Puigdefábregas. 2011. Controls of infiltration-runoff processes in Mediterranean karst rangelands in SE Spain. Catena 86: 98-109X

      Controls of infiltration-runoff processes in Mediterranean karst rangelands in SE Spain

      Li, X-Y., S. Contreras, A. Solé-Benet, Y. Cantón, F. Domingo, R. Lázaro, H. Lin, B. Van Wesemael, J. Puigdefábregas

    • 2011 - Journal of HydrologyContreras, S., E.G. Jobbagy, P.E. Villagra, M.D. Nosetto, J. Puigdefábregas. 2011. Remote sensing estimates of supplementary water consumption by arid ecosystems of central Argentina. Journal of Hydrology 397: 10-22X

      Remote sensing estimates of supplementary water consumption by arid ecosystems of central Argentina

      Contreras, S., E.G. Jobbagy, P.E. Villagra, M.D. Nosetto, J. Puigdefábregas

    • 2010 - Water Resources ResearchSantoni, C.S., E.G. Jobbagy, S. Contreras. 2010. Vadose zone transport in dry forests of central Argentina: The role of land use. Water Resources Research 46: X

      Vadose zone transport in dry forests of central Argentina: The role of land use

      Santoni, C.S., E.G. Jobbagy, S. Contreras