Adriana Zúñiga

Assistant professor at the School of Geography, Deve­lopment, and Environment at the Udall Center for Studies in Public Policy at the University of Arizona (USA). She is an architect and has a PhD in Arid Lands Resource Sciences (University of Arizona, USA). Her research focuses on the study of the interactions between society and landscape in the urban environment, drawing upon theories related to environmental justice, urban resilience, water security, and public health.

Avocado plantations

This text explores two of the most important economic activities in Latin American drylands: agriculture and mining; as well as the impact of climate change on the availability of water resources and the consequent power struggles.