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Profile

Eugenia Ferragina is a senior researcher at the Institute of Studies on Mediterranean Societies (ISSM) of the Italian National Research Council (CNR). Since 2001 to 2010 she was Professor of Economics and Institutions of Mediterranean countries at the University “l’Orientale” in Naples (Italy). Actually she teach in many Master Degree (Crossing the Mediterranean towards Investment and Integration, Erasmus Plus Joint Master Degree, Ca’ Foscari University, Master MISLAM,  LUISS School of Government et al.). She has edited books, chapters in books, participating in many research reports on the Mediterranean region mainly focused on the management of natural resources. In 2015 edited a chapter for the Enciclopedia Treccani on "Geopolitics of Water: new conflicts between dams and borders”. Since 2014 she is the editor in chief of the Report on Mediterranean Economies (Rapporto sulle economie del Mediterraneo) edited by  ISSM-CNR. She published articles in many Italian and foreign academic journals. In the framework of a cooperation agreement signed in 2016 between the Institute of Studies on Mediterranean Society (Istituto di Studi sulle Società del Mediterraneo ISSM) and the Secretariat General of the Union for Mediterranean (UfM) aiming to publish a book on Mediterranean migration between territorial imbalances and structural changes in the labour markets she is the editor of the book, member of the editorial board and of the Scientific Committee. In 2017 she was appointed as editor in chief of the forthcoming Euromed Revue on Business and Culture (EMR), an on-line magazine aiming at promoting economic and cultural relations between the EU and the partner countries of Middle East and North Africa. Eugenia Ferragina is member of the scientific committee of the International Advanced Training School on Sustainable Blue Growth in the Mediterranean Region headed by Istituto Nazionale di Oceanografia e di Geofisica Sperimentale (OGS), UNESCO International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP) and Central European Initiative (CEI). She is also Member of the  Scientific Committee of the First National University Publishing Award and of the EPHESO Prize Jury.

Her main fields of study are: water management in South Mediterranean Countries; geopolitics of land and water resources in the Middle East; conflict and cooperation in the international river basins (Jordan, Tigris and Euphrates, Nile); the effects of global warming on land degradation and water exploitation; climate change and environmental migration; the depletion of non-renewable water sources in the arid countries of Middle East and North Africa (fossil water); economic and social impact of water and food crisis in Southern and Eastern Mediterranean Countries; foreign direct investment in land and water : the land and water grabbing. Since many years she has been visiting the main water projects in the area. In the last years the main author’s research interest is focused on the fieldwork of the exploitation of non renewable water resources (fossil aquifers) in the Middle East. She studied the Disi-Amman Water Conveyance System, a Jordan project exploiting the Disi fossil aquifer shared with Saudi Arabia, and now is going to publish the results of a mission in the filed to asses the environmental and socio-economic impact of South Valley Development Project in Egypt.

Eugenia Ferragina on Researchegate

  

Publications

Main publications

Edited books

Amendola A., Ferragina E., (a cura di), Economia e istituzioni dei paesi del Mediterraneo, Bologna, Il Mulino, 2014.

Ferragina E., (a cura di), Rapporto sulle economie del Mediterraneo, Bologna, Il Mulino, 2015.

Ferragina E., (a cura di), Rapporto sulle economie del Mediterraneo, Bologna, Il Mulino, 2016.

Ferragina E., (a cura di), Rapporto sulle economie del Mediterraneo, Bologna, Il Mulino, 2017.

Journal articles

Ferragina E., Greco F., “The Disi Project in Jordan. An Internal/External Analysis”, Water International, vol.33, n. 4, December 2008.

Ferragina E., "Water Sector Cooperation", IEMed Survey of Experts and Actors. Assessment of the Euro-Mediterranean Partnership: Perceptions and Realities, Institut Europeu de la Mediterrània (IEMed), Girona (Spagna),  2011.

Ferragina E., Quagliarotti D., “La faim à l’ère de l’abondance, causes naturelles et antrophiques de la crise alimentaire en Méditerranée », Revue Tiers Monde,  n. 210, avril-juin 2012

Ferragina E., "L’exploitation d’une ressource fossile partagée: le cas du projet Disi en Jordanie", Maghreb-Machrek, n.210, Hiver 2011-2012.

Ferragina E., Canitano G., “Water and Food Security in the Arab Countries : National and Regional Implication”, in Mediterranean or Mediterraneans, Special Issue Edited by Ferragina E. and Quagliarotti D.A.L., Global Environment. A Journal of History and Social Sciences, n. 7.2, 2014.

Ferragina E., “Geopolitica dell’acqua: nuovi conflitti tra dighe e confini”, Treccani Atlante Geopolitico 2015, Istituto dell’Enciclopedia Italiana, Roma, 2015.

Ferragina E., Canitano G., Geopolitical Implications of Water and Food Security in Southern and Eastern Mediterranean Countries, in Paciello M. C., Building Sustainable Agriculture for Food Security in the Euro-Mediterranean Area: Challenges and Policy Options, Roma Edizioni Nuova Cultura, 2015. ISBN: 978-88-6812-508-0

Ferragina Eugenia; Quagliarotti Desirèe, Cambiamento climatico, moltiplicatore di rischi ambientali di un ecosistema fragile, Affari internazionali, Roma, 2016, ISSN: 1127-5561

Ferragina E., Canitano G., Crise  hydrique, crise alimentaire et bouleversement politique au Maghreb, in Anna Maria Di Tolla & Ersilia Francesca (eds.), Emerging Actors in Post-Revolutionary North Africa. Gender Mobility and Social Activism, special issue of Studi Magrebini XVI/2016, Napoli 2017, pp. 83-100, ISSN: 0585-4954

F. Saladini, G. Betti, E. Ferragina, F. Bouraoui, S. Cupertino, G. Canitano, M. Gigliotti, A. Autino, F.M. Pulselli, A. Riccaboni, G. Bidoglio, S. Bastianoni, Linking the water-energy-food nexus and sustainable development indicators for the Mediterranean region, in Ecological Indicators, Volume 91, August 2018, Pages 689–697

Books and book chapters

Ferragina E., Canitano G., Food security in a context of climate change and natural resources scarcity, in Desirée A.L. Quagliarotti, Elena Viganò (a cura di) Mediterranean, the Sea that Unites. New Prospects for the Agri-Food System, Milano, Cisalpino Istituto Editoriale Universitario, 2018, pp. 27-50, ISBN 9788820511050

Ferragina E., Canitano G., Geopolitical Implications of Water and Food Security in Southern and Eastern Mediterranean Countries, in Paciello M. C., Building Sustainable Agriculture for Food Security in the Euro-Mediterranean Area: Challenges and Policy Options, Roma Edizioni Nuova Cultura, 2015. ISBN: 978-88-6812-508-0

Ferragina E. and Quagliarotti D.A.L., “Gli effetti delle dinamiche globali sui paesi mediterranei: rischio e vulnerabilità ambientale”, in Ferragina E., (a cura di), Rapporto sulle Economie del Mediterraneo, Edizione 2015, Bologna, Il Mulino, 2015, ISBN 978-88-15-25820-5

Ferragina E., « Environnement et Développement dans la Méditerranée en implosion », Bendo-Soupou D., Le Monde Arabe et l’Europe. Entre conflits et paix, Paris, l’Harmattan, 2014. ISBN 978-2-343-00128-9

Ferragina E. and Quagliarotti D.A.L., “L’agricoltura”, Amendola A., Ferragina E., (a cura di), Economia e istituzioni dei paesi del Mediterraneo, Bologna, Il Mulino, 2014. ISBN 978-88-15-24773-5

Ferragina E. and Quagliarotti D.A.L., “Risorse e ambiente”, Amendola A., Ferragina E., (a cura di), Economia e istituzioni dei paesi del Mediterraneo, Bologna, Il Mulino, 2014. ISBN 978-88-15-24773-5

Ferragina E., “L’acqua come amplificatore delle tensioni geopolitiche regionali: il caso del Medio Oriente”, in La grande crisi e la lotta per le risorse primarie: acqua, terra, cibo, Treccani.  Atlante Geopolitico 2014, Roma, Istituto dell’Enciclopedia italiana, 2014, pp. 19-29, ISBN 978-88-12-00536-9

Ferragina A.M., Ferragina E., “Europa e Mediterraneo: le potenzialità di integrazione e le strategie di rilancio della politica euromediterranea”, in Ferragina E., Malanima P., (a cura di), Rapporto sulle Economie del Mediterraneo, Edizione 2014, Bologna, Il Mulino, 2014, pp. 63-93, ISBN 978-88-15-25186

Ferragina E., Canitano G., L'eau au Maghreb: contraintes, défis et perspectives, Paris Cedex, Institut français des relations internationales, 2013. ISBN: 978-2-36567-182-8

 

 
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