Arnald Puy

Dr., Associate Professor in Social and Environmental Uncertainties

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Arnald Puy’s research cuts across the Humanities and the Sciences and welcomes enquiries from students interested in developing interdisciplinary profiles. He is willing to supervise and mentor students in the following fields:

- Uncertainty and sensitivity analysis of mathematical models.
- Appraisal of uncertainties in global climate / water models.
- Traditional / indigenous knowledge on irrigation.
- The use of numbers in climate / water research or in any pressing and controversial issue.
- The use of science for policy-making.

He is also open to suggestions for supervision / mentoring in any other field involving deep uncertainties.

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Research interests

Arnald Puy focuses on understanding and appraising uncertainties in contentious phenomena, especially those related with agriculture, climate and water resources. His research aims at providing insights for sustainability and makes use of mathematical models, uncertainty and sensitivity analysis, post-normal science and ethics of quantification.

He is the PI of the 5-year project "DAWN: Illuminating Deep Uncertainties in the Estimation of Irrigation Withdrawals", a £1.7 M Frontier Research Grant funded by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) under the UK government's Horizon Europe funding guarantee (EP/Y02463X/1). DAWN combines philosophy, modelling, hydrology and anthropology to study the uncertainties ingrained in the calculation of global irrigation water needs. See DAWN's webpage for further details here.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land

Keywords

  • S Agriculture (General)
  • Irrigation agriculture
  • GN Anthropology
  • Traditional knowledge
  • B Philosophy (General)
  • Post-normal science
  • QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
  • Uncertainty analysis

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  • Discrepancy Measures for Global Sensitivity Analysis

    Puy, A., Roy, P. T. & Saltelli, A., 13 Jan 2024, (E-pub ahead of print) In: Technometrics. p. 1-11 11 p., 2304341.

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  • Impact assessment culture in the European Union. Time for something new?

    Saltelli, A., Kuc-Czarnecka, M., Lo Piano, S., János Lórincz, M., Olczyk, M., Puy, A., Reinert, E., Thor Smith, S. & van der Sluijs, J., Apr 2023, In: Environmental Science and Policy. 142, p. 99-111 13 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

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  • Irrigation modelling needs better epistemology

    Puy, A., Massimi, M., Lankford, B. & Saltelli, A., 29 Jun 2023, (E-pub ahead of print) In: Nature Reviews Earth & Environment.

    Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debatepeer-review

  • Sensitivity Analysis

    Saltelli, A., Puy, A. & Piano, S. L., 28 Sept 2023, Elgar Encyclopedia of Ecological Economics . Padilla Rosa, E. & Ramos-Martín, J. (eds.). Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd., p. 460-466 7 p. (Elgar Encyclopedias in Economics and Finance series).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingEntry for encyclopedia/dictionary

  • Sensitivity Auditing

    Saltelli, A., Piano, S. L. & Puy, A., 28 Sept 2023, Elgar Encyclopedia of Ecological Economics . Padilla-Rosa, E. & Ramos-Martín, J. (eds.). Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd., p. 467-471 5 p. (Elgar Encyclopedias in Economics and Finance series).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingEntry for encyclopedia/dictionary