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Beatriz Mayor joined IIASA in February 2017, as a Research Scholar with the Transitions to New Technologies Program (TNT). Specifically, she contributes to the Integrated Solutions for Water, Energy and Land (IS-WEL) project, and is carrying out an integrated multi-dimensional technology assessment of innovations that is of particular relevance to the water-energy-land nexus.
Dr. Mayor holds a degree in Environmental Sciences from the Autonomous University of Madrid (Spain), an MSc in Environmental Sciences-Integrated Water Management from Wageningen University (The Netherlands) and a PhD in Geology on the topic of the Water-Energy-Food Nexus from Complutense University of Madrid (Spain).
Before joining IIASA, Dr. Mayor worked as a researcher and consultant for a variety of organizations. Her research focused on the following topics: Study of water-energy-food trade-offs and management and policy implications, water and environmental impacts of selected energy technologies (hydropower and hydraulic fracturing), water and energy footprint accounting, integrated water management, stakeholder analysis, water-energy-food trends and variables analysis, and prospective Delphi studies. As a consultant, she also worked on the elaboration of proposals for the EU-H2020 program and was involved in two European Projects. In 2015, she also completed an internship at the UNW-DPAC Programme, assisting in the preparation and reporting for the 2015 UN-Water Annual International Zaragoza Conference on Water and Sustainable Development: From Vision to Action.
Last update: 17-FEB-2017
Mayor B (2018). Multidimensional analysis of nexus technologies I: diffusion, scaling and cost trends of desalination. IIASA Working Paper. IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria: WP-18-006
Parkinson S, Krey V, Huppmann D, Kahil T, McCollum D, Fricko O, Byers E, Gidden M, et al. (2018). Balancing clean water-climate change mitigation tradeoffs. IIASA Working Paper. IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria: WP-18-005
Mayor B, Rodríguez-Muñoz I, Villarroya F, Montero E, & López-Gunn E (2017). The Role of Large and Small Scale Hydropower for Energy and Water Security in the Spanish Duero Basin. Sustainability 9 (10): e1807. DOI:10.3390/su9101807.
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