Aldaya, Maite


Maite Aldaya is a researcher at the Institute for Innovation & Sustainable Development in the Food Chain (IS-FOOD) of the Public University of Navarre (UPNA) and associate researcher at the Water Observatory.

Maite has a PhD in Environmental Biology and MSc in Environmental Policy and Regulation from the London School of Economics and Political Science. She has worked in several international organizations (UNEP, UN-Water, UNOPS and FAO) and developed her research on water accounting, footprint and efficiency at different organizations, such as the University of Twente (Netherlands), Complutense University of Madrid (Spain) and Technical University of Madrid (Spain).

Selected publications

Mekonnen, M.M., Pahlow, M., Aldaya, M.M., Zarate, E. and Hoekstra, A.Y. (2015) Sustainability, efficiency and equitability of water consumption and pollution in Latin America and the Caribbean, Sustainability, 7(2): 2086-2112. Find it here

Ercin, A.E., Aldaya, M.M. and Hoekstra, A.Y. (2012) The water footprint of soy milk and soy burger and equivalent animal products, Ecological Indicators, 18: 392−402. Find it here

Jefferies, D., Muñoz, I., Hodges, J., King, V.J., Aldaya, M., Ercin, A.E., Milà i Canals, L. and Hoekstra, A.Y. (2012) Water footprint and life cycle assessment as approaches to assess potential impacts of products on water consumption: Key learning points from pilot studies on tea and margarine, Journal of Cleaner Production, 33: 155-166. Find it here

Ercin, A.E., Aldaya, M.M. and Hoekstra, A.Y. (2011) Corporate water footprint accounting and impact assessment: The case of the water footprint of a sugar-containing carbonated beverage, Water Resources Management, 25(2): 721-741. Find it here

Aldaya, M.M. and Hoekstra, A.Y. (2010) The water needed for Italians to eat pasta and pizza, Agricultural Systems, 103: 351-360. Find it here

Aldaya, M.M., Allan, J.A. and Hoekstra, A.Y. (2010) Strategic importance of green water in international crop trade, Ecological Economics, 69(4): 887-894. Find it here

Aldaya, M.M., Martinez-Santos, P. and Llamas, M.R. (2010) Incorporating the water footprint and virtual water into policy: Reflections from the Mancha Occidental region, Spain, Water Resources Management, 24(5): 941-958. Find it here