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Luzma Fabiola Nava is a Guest Research Scholar at IIASA, where she gained post-doctoral research experience conducting research on transboundary water resources between the USA and Mexico, with specific focus on the Rio Grande/Bravo (RGB) basin. One of the main results of her two years (2014-1016) research experience has been the elaboration of policy recommendations to improve transboundary water management and foster water resources sustainability between the USA and Mexico, by means of redesigning the binational institutions which govern water resources allocation between these two countries.
Since autumn 2017, she has been mandated by the National Council for Science and Technology (CONACYT) to serve as Researcher - CONACYT at the Center for Global Change and Sustainability in the Southeast, C.A. (CCGSS) in Mexico. At the CCGSS she is working on the research project entitled “Towards Sustainable Management of Water Resources in the Southeast of Mexico and adjacent areas of Central America”.
Her primary research and professional interests include the use of political science and geography to analyze water resources management, water governance, sustainable development practices, stakeholders’ interests and perceptions. Dr. Nava works collaboratively with other disciplines to promote stakeholders’ engagement and a better understanding of water resources challenges and issues across borders and within territories. For her, drawing policy recommendations based on stakeholders’ insights is essential to adapt management of water resources and ensure their sustainability.
Last update: 09-JAN-2018
Nava LF (2018). Transboundary Water Governance in Mexico: The Case of the Northern and Southern Borders. In: World Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2018: International Perspectives, History and Heritage, Emerging Technologies, and Student Papers. Eds. Kamojjala, S., pp. 263-276 American Society of Civil Engineers. ISBN 978078448139410.1061/9780784481394.025.
Nava LF (2017). Peer review report 3 on “Economic Effects of a Reservoir Re-operation Policy in the Rio Grande/Bravo for Integrated Human and Environmental Water Management”. Journal of Hydrology: Regional Studies 9: p. 152. DOI:10.1016/j.ejrh.2016.12.048.
Satoh Y, Kahil T, Byers E, Burek P, Fischer G, Tramberend S, Greve P, Flörke M, et al. (2017). Multi-model and multi-scenario assessments of Asian water futures: the Water Futures and Solutions (WFaS) initiative. Earth's Future 5 (7): 823-852. DOI:10.1002/2016EF000503.
Wiberg D, Satoh Y, Burek P, Fischer G, Tramberend S, Kahil T, Flörke M, Eisner S, et al. (2017). Water Futures and Solutions: Asia 2050 (Final Report). Knowledge and Innovation Support for the Water Financing Program of the Asian Development Bank (RETA 6498). IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria (Submitted)
Nava LF (2017). Water Security through Institutional Resilience in the Transboundary Paso del Norte Region. In: World Environmental and Water Resources Congress, 21-25 May, 2017, Sacramento, California.
Nava LF, Brown C, Demeter K, Lasserre F, Milanes-Murcia M, Mumme S, & Sandoval-Solis S (2016). Existing opportunities to adapt the Rio Grande/Bravo Basin Water Resources Allocation Framework. Water 8 (7): e291. DOI:10.3390/w8070291.
Burek P, Satoh Y, Fischer G, Kahil MT, Scherzer A, Tramberend S, Nava LF, Wada Y, et al. (2016). Water Futures and Solution - Fast Track Initiative (Final Report). IIASA Working Paper. IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria: WP-16-006
Eaton D, Niemeyer S, Lander A, & Nava LF (2016). Towards an English-Spanish version of the Comprehensive Transboundary International Water Quality Management Agreement. In: World Environmental & Water Resources Congress, 22-26 May 2016, West Palm Beach, Florida.
Nava LF (2016). Realidad o quimera de los futuros conflictos hídricos: el caso de la cuenca del Río Grande/Bravo. In: Seminario Permanente: Fronteras Teórico-Conceptuales y Metodológicas en los Estudios Urbanos, del Medio Ambiente y el Territorio, 14-16 March 2016, Universidad de Guanajuato, Mexiko.
Gandin J & Nava LF (2015). Geopolitica del medio ambiente: Cambio climatico y recursos hidricos. Aproximacion al caso de Canada. Revista Abaco 3 (85): 121-131.
Nava LF & Sandoval-Solis S (2015). A lock-in Transboundary Water Management Regime: the case of the Rio Grande/Bravo Basin. In: World Water Congress, 25- 29 May 2015, Edinburgh, Scotland.
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