Echeverría Martínez, Carlos Antonio. M.Sc.
Carlos was born in Caacupé, Paraguay. He is an Environmental Engineer graduated at the the Catholic University (Paraguay)
in 2009, and obtained a Master in Water Resources and Environment at the Institute of Hydraulic Researches of the Federal University of Rio
Grande do Sul (Porto Alegre, Brazil) in 2014. Nowadays he is a Ph.D. Candidate at the Research Institute of Water Engineering and
Environment (IIAMA) of the UPV under the supervision of Prof. Félix Francés. He has focused his research on satellite information
sources exploration for estimating the water balance with vegetation dynamics model, with projection to use in ungauged basins. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Hernández López, Mario R. M.Sc.
Mario was born in Valencia, Spain. Civil Engineer (Hydraulics and Hydrology) in 2000.
Master in Hydraulic Engineering and Environment (2012) from the Universitat Politècnica de València (UPV).
He is currently a Ph.D. Candidate at the Research Institute of Water Engineering and Environment (IIAMA) of the UPV.
His research focuses on the assessment of Uncertainty in Distributed Hydrologic Modelling.
To date he has worked on projects in Natural Watershed Hydrology, Urban Hydrology, Highway Drainage, Aquifer Modelling and projects related to the world of GIS.
Múnera, Juan Camilo. M.Sc.
Camilo was born in Medellín, Colombia. Civil Engineer (1997) and Master of Water Resources Management (2003) by Universidad
Nacional de Colombia, Master on Port and Costal Engineering (2001) by CEDEX and Diploma of Advances Research (2008)
in the Hydraulic and Environmental Engineering Program of the Universitat Politècnica de València (UPV) in Spain.
He is currently a Ph.D. candidate at the Research Institute of Water and Environment Engineering (IIAMA) of the UPV
(Spain). He has focused his research on distributed hydrological modelling, real time flood forecasting and uncertainty
analysis related to the flow prediction made with these models, mainly at ungauged points of the catchment. During
the PhD, he has published two scientific papers, presented his work in 6 international conferences and participated
in several research projects related to these topics.
Peña R., Luis Eduardo. M.Sc.
Luis Eduardo was born in Espinal, Colombia. He is graduated from University of Quindío in 2002 (Colombia) as Civil Engineer.
He obtained the specialization in Sanitary Engineering and a M.Sc. in Sanitary and Environmental Engineering from the University of
Valle (Colombia) in 2004 and 2006, respectively . He was teacher at the University of Ibagué in the Civil Engineering
Program and member of the research group GMAE. He is currently Ph.D Candidate for double degree in Environmental Planning and
Watershed Management at the University of Tolima (Colombia) and Water and Environmental Engineering at the Polytechnic
University of Valencia (UPV, Spain). His research focuses on the evaluation of effect of land use change in the frecuency
distributions of peak flows from the distributed hydrological modeling. To date he is the author of 3 books research result,
recorded 5 software records, and participated in several research projects related to hydraulics and hydrology in Colombia.
Puertes Castellano, Cristina. Eng.
Cristina was born in Valencia, Spain. Civil Engineer (2016) from Universitat Politècnica de València (UPV).
Currently, she is a Ph.D. candidate in the Water and Environmental Engineering program at the Research Institute of Water and Environmental
Engineering (IIAMA) of the UPV, under the supervision of Prof. Félix Francés. She has focused her research on modeling the
carbon and nitrogen cycle at basin scale.
Romero Cuellar, Jonathan. MSc.
Jonathan was born in Huila, Colombia. He is an Agricultural engineer (2010) at the Universidad Surcolombiana and Hydrosystems
MSc (2012) at the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana. He is currently working at the Research Institute of Water Engineering and
Environment (IIAMA) of the UPV. He has focused his research on the evaluation of predictive uncertainty of global change scenarios.
Other research interests include hydroinformatics tools design to support decision-making in integrated water resources management, environmental
flows and hydrological modeling. Contact: email@example.com
Romero Hernández, Claudia Patricia. M.Sc.
Claudia was born in Bogotá, Colombia. She ended her studies of Topographic Engineering at the District University of Francisco
Jose de Caldas (UD) in 2002. She also received an M.Sc. degree in Cartography, Geographic Information Systems And Remote Sensing
from the University of Alcala De Henares in 2004 and other M.Sc. degree in Planning And Management of Local And Territorial
Development from the University of Seville in 2009.
She is currently a Ph.D. candidate at the Research Institute of Water Engineering and Environment (IIAMA) of the UPV (Spain).
She has focused her research in the Modification of the Hydrological cycle, analysis of flood regimes in urban basins. "Case
study of the Bogota River megalopolis", under the supervision of Prof. Félix Francés.
In addition, she participates in the international project RALCEA (Network of knowledge centers in the water sector) and she
has co-authored an article for a scientific journal.
Sedano Cruz, Ruth Karime. M.Sc.
Ruth Karime was Born in Colombia. Graduated on Sanitary Engineering from the Universidad del Valle (Colombia, 2002). She received the M.Sc.
degree in Hydraulic and Environmental Engineering from the Universitat Politècnica de València (Spain, 2012(.
Actually she is a Ph.D. candidate on Water Engineering and Environment at the Universitat Politècnica de València.
Her Ph.D. thesis is related to the "Influence of climate variability on statistical modelling of peak flows in the Upper Valley of
the Cauca River, Colombia." In the context of: the non-stationary frequency analysis, adaptation to the variability
and climate change and Disaster Risk Management. She addressed other research areas in the past such as: urban water supply
and purification of drinking water in rural and marginal urban areas in southwestern Colombia. She is a team member on the IREHISA research
group at the Universidad del Valle and she has participated as co-author of one article for a scientific journal, and a oral presentation in a international conference.
Yudha Siswanto, Shantosa. M.Sc.
Shantosa was born in Garut, Indonesia. He is graduated from Soil Science, Padjadjaran University, with bachelor thesis in Erfurt,
Thüringen, Germany in 2005. He obtained master degree (M.Sc) of Soil Sicence in Ghent University, Belgium in 2010. He is
currently Ph.D Candidate for Water and Environmental Engineering at the Polytechnic University of Valencia, Spain. His research
focus of doctoral degree is erosion and sedimentation in tropical climate using distributed hydrological model. He gave 4 oral
presentations in international congress, made five international proceedings and two Indonesian proceedings (national). He has
been lecturing at Padjadjaran University since 2006. He is also involved in e-Learning management in Padjadjaran University.
Barrios, Miguel. Ph.D.
Miguel was born in Colombia. Forest Engineer from Universidad del Tolima (Colombia, 2003). He received his M.Sc.
degree in Watershed planning and management in 2007 and M.Sc. degree in Hydraulic and Environmental Engineering
in 2009. He conducted his doctoral research during 2007-2011 at Universitat Politècnica de València
(UPV) and now he is Professor of Hydrology and Water Resources at Universidad del Tolima (Colombia).
He has been involved in a number of research projects related to hydrological modelling and he has published some
related works. He also acts as associate editor of the Journal Cuencas Hidrográficas y Desarrollo, and as reviewer
for some journals, among others, Science of the Total Environment and Memorias. Dr. Barrios was Director of the Doctoral
and Master Programme on Watershed Planning and Management at Universidad del Tolima, where he teaches courses in
Hydrological Modelling and Stochastic Hydrology.
Bussi, Gianbattista. Ph.D.
Gianbattista was born in Brescia, Italy. He is an Environmental Engineer, graduated at the University of Brescia (Italia) in 2007,
and obtained a PhD in Water and Environmental Engineering at the Technical University of Valencia (Spain) in 2014. His main research
interests are the distributed modelling of the hydrological and sediment cycle at the catchment scale, the analysis of climate change
impact on water resources and soil erosion and reservoir sedimentation. He contributed to developing the hydrological distributed model
TETIS and its sediment cycle sub-model. He has participated in many founded research projects, such as INTEGRA (Modelling the interactions
between sediment, vegetation and water quality in semiarid Mediterranean forests at plot and basin scales), SCARCE (Assessing and predicting
effects on water quantity and quality in Iberian rivers caused by global change) and FLOOD-MED (Flood hazards in Mediterranean rivers in the
context of climate variability and environmental change).
García Arias, Alicia. Ph.D.
Alicia García-Arias was born in Madrid (Spain). She received a five year grade in Environmental Sciences and a M.Sc. degree in Hydraulic
and Environmental Engineering from the Universitat Politècnica de València (UPV)
in 2009 and 2010 respectively. Recently, she received the Ph.D. degree in Water Engineering and Environment from UPV (Spain) in 2015.
Her research is focused on Ecohydrology and, more specifically, in riparian vegetation dynamic modelling. The main objective of her research has been to develop an integrated tool that allows the water managers to analyze the riparian vegetation communities behavior under several hydrological
and climatic conditions. This tool leads to a more suitable establishment environmental flow regimes, also to determine in a more
reliable manner the anthropic effects on river and riparian ecosystems. Few models were previously available for these purposes.
Among them, the lack of tools to represent adequately some of the main processes that guide the plant ecosystems dynamics in
riverine areas is the norm. The new model she proposed, the RVDM model (initials of Riparian Vegetation Dynamic Model), combines innovative ecohydrological approaches with the acquired
knowledge on traditional sciences as Hydrology, Ecology, Geology, Botany, etc. The model has been successfully implemented in a Mediterranean
semi-arid river reach. A global sensitivity analysis based on Monte Carlo simulations has been already performed successfully.
In addition, global change scenarios have been analyzed.
The outcome of the research already conducted includes the participation in 15 international conferences, 4 scientific articles, and 2 national (RIBERA and SCARCE) and 1 international (RIPFLOW) projects related to this field.
López, Jesús. Ph.D.
Jesús was born in Uruapan, Michoacán, Mexico. He received the Civil Engineering from the Universidad Michoacana
de San Nicolás de Hidalgo (UMSNH) and M. S. in Hydraulic Engineering from the Universidad Nacional Autónoma
de México (UNAM). He obtained his Ph. D. on Water and Environmental Engineering during 2013 at the Universitat Politècnica de València.
This research was focused on focused in a non-stationary frequency analysis.
(UPV). He has participated in 6 national congress, 9 international congress, 1 magazine article and 2 book section.
Furthermore he participated in 14 projects within hydraulic and hydrology area in the Mexican Institute
Technology of Water (IMTA).
Medici, Chiara. Ph.D.
Chiara was born in Legnago (VR), Italy. Graduated in Environmental Engineering from the University of Bologna in 2003.
She completed her PhD thesis, 'Progressive development of a hydrologic and inorganic nitrogen conceptual model to improve
the understanding of small Mediterranean catchments behaviour' in 2010 at the Department of Hydraulic Engineering and Environment of
the Universitat Politècnica de València. So far she did 8 oral presentations in international
conferences, published 2 papers, 1 under review, and collaborated in 10 research projects
Orozco Medina, Ismael. Ph.D.
Ismael was born in Morelia, México. He is a Civil Engineer from the Universidad Michoacana de San Nicolás de Hidalgo-UMSNH (2001).
He obtained the M.Sc. degree in Hydraulic Engineering from the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) in 2005 and the M.Sc.
in Hydraulic and Environmental Engineering from the Universitat Politècnica de València (UPV) in 2010. He has recently obtained the
PhD on Water and Environmental Engineering (2014) with the thesis "Parsimonious and spatially distributed modelling of accumulation
and snowmelt processes" at the Department of Hydraulic Engineering and Environment of the UPV. His research interests are focused
on the hydrological and environmental modelling for water resources management and climate change.
Pasquato, Marta. Ph.D.
Marta was born in Padua (Italy). She graduated as an Environmental Engineer from the University of Padua in 2005.
She received the M.Sc. degree in Hydraulic and Environmental Engineering from the UPV in 2011 and she
has recently obtained the Ph.D. (2013) at the Research Institute of Water Engineering and Environment (IIAMA) of the UPV (Spain).
Her research has been focused on vegetation dynamic modelling in arid and semiarid climates.
So far she has participated in 2 national projects related to this field and in several international conferences.
Ramos Fernández, Lia. Ph.D.
Lia was born in Lima, Peru. Agricultural Engineer (1993) graduated from The Molina Agrarian National University (UNALM).
She received the M.Sc. degree in Sanitary Engineering and Environmental from UNICAN (2002) and M.Sc in Environmental
Sciences from UNALM (2008). She obtained the Ph.D Degree in Hydraulic and Environmental Engineering from
Universitat Politècnica de València (2013). Since 2002, she is Professor of under and post graduate levels at the Department of
Water Resources UNALM. Since 2013, she is Professor of Doctorates in "Water resources" and "Engineering and
Environmental Sciences" of UNALM. She participates in research projects in the area of water resources and
environment, and specific areas of: hydrological modelling and agricultural modelling by climate change
impacts with satellite information and GCM.
Ruiz-Pérez, Guiomar. Ph.D.
Guiomar was born in Valencia. She studied Civil Engineering at the Universitat Politècnica de València (UPV) and, recently, she received the PhD degree in Water
and Environmental Engineering from UPV, in 2016. Her thesis is completely related to the hibrid discipline called Ecohydrology. Since its origin, this discipline has tried
to take a holistic vision of both, Hydrology and Ecology. Despite of the well-known key role played by plants in the water cycle, traditionally very few hydrological models
have included vegetation as state variable. In addition, most of the models including vegetation as state variable are too complex. Hence, high amount of data is required to
implement them. In that sense, the objective of her thesis was dual. On one hand, a parsimonious (low number of parameters) and distributed ecohydrological model was
improved and adapted to be used at catchment scale. On the other hand, satellite data was exploited as a potential and new source of spatio-temporal information. She applied
the proposed ecohydrological model in two study areas at different working scale: plot scale in the East of Spain and catchment scale in a Kenyan catchment. She also developed
a mathematical methodology in order to use properly spatio-temporal data during automatic calibration process. The outcomes of this research includes two papers in SCI journals
with high impact factor, one under revision and another in preparation; more than 15 international conferences and the participation in two Spanish national projects.
Nowadays, she is a post-doc researcher at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU, Uppsala). She is focused on modelling vegetation response to environmental extremes.
Particularly, the main objective is to analyze how vegetation, through acclimation and adaptation, deals against the combination of heat waves and drought simultaneously.
Salazar Galán, Sergio Andrés. Ph.D.
Sergio Andrés was born in Colombia. He is a Civil Engineer from Universidad Industrial de Santander (Colombia, 2005)).
He obtained his Specialist Degree in Water Resources Systems Analysis from Universitat Politècnica de València (2006).
He received his Master Degree in Water Engineering from Universidad de Sevilla (2010). He has a Ph.D Degree (Cum Laude
qualification) in Hydraulic and Environmental Engineering from Universitat Politècnica de València (2013). His
PhD thesis was related with a methodology for flood risk analysis and flood risk reduction applied in the Rambla del Poyo (Valencia, Spain).
Through his association with the Water and Environmental Research Institute, he has participated in several research projects where
he assumed several tasks in topics regarding mainly with catchment hydrology and flood risk management. His scientific dissemination
can be seen in the link publications.