ICATALIST is a small start-up company set up in 2013 specialized in knowledge brokerage and natural resources management. We have expertise in three main areas: first, policy evaluation, having undertaken studies on both foresight and ex-post analysis of policy at different levels (local, national, EU and global) in areas like irrigation modernisation and the water-food-energy nexus; second, focus on ecosystem services, water accounting, GIS & remote sensing, and third, support innovation in public institutions in all areas related to water governance, water users groups, water education, and e-government in relation to socio-ecological systems. We have had contracts with Repsol, FAO, the University of Wageningen, the European Commission RTD, and the Duero basin agency. We provide direct support to the EIP RiverRes Group on River Restoration looking at nature based solutions. In particular, we will look at the theme of ecosystem-based adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction. We are currently involved in two EU H2020 Projects related to climate change adaptation (EDUCEN and BRIGAID). Our background joins environmental sciences and geography, and we feel comfortable at combining qualitative (human geography) and quantitative issues to address socio-ecological problems.
We bring experience and expertise in strategic policy analysis, qualitative and quantitative research methods, which we combine to analyse specific issues offering integrated analysis.