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Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees of the IMDEA Water Institute is the highest governance, representation, and administration body. It is the responsibility of the Board of Trustees to fulfill the foundational aims and to manage the assets and rights that make up the assets of the Foundation, maintaining its performance and usefulness.

In accordance with Statutes, the Board of Trustees is the highest administrative body of IMDEA Water. It is composed by members representing the Regional Administration, recognized social scientists, and op-level executives.

Government Representatives

President

Prof. Rafael Fernández Rubio
Ph.D. in Mining Engineering
Professor Emeritus. Polytechnic University of Madrid
Rey Jaime I Prize for Environmental Protection
Doctor Honoris Causa. University of Lisbon

Ex Officio (Regional Government of Madrid)

Mr. Enrique Ossorio Crespo (Vicepresident)
Vice President, Counsellor of Education and Universities
Vice Presidency, Regional Board of Education and Universities
Regional Government of Madrid. Spain

 

Mr. Fidel Rodríguez Batalla
Deputy Counsellor of Universities, Science and Innovation
Deputy Regional Board of Universities, Science and Innovation
Vice Presidency, Regional Board of Education and Universities
Regional Government of Madrid. Spain

Mr. Ricardo Díaz Martín
General Director of Universities and Higher Artistic Education
G.D. of Universities and Higher Artistic Education
Vice Presidency, Regional Board of Education and Universities
Regional Government of Madrid. Spain

Mrs. Ana Isabel Cremades Rodríguez
General Director of Research and Technological Innovation
G.D. of Research and Technological Innovation
Vice Presidency, Regional Board of Education and Universities
Regional Government of Madrid. Spain

Mr. Mariano González Sáez
Deputy Counsellor of Environment and Agriculture
Deputy Regional Board of Environment and Agriculture
Regional Board of Environment, Housing, and Agriculture
Regional Government of Madrid. Spain

Mrs. Bárbara Fernández-Revuelta Fernández-Durán
Deputy General Director of Research
Directorate-General of Research and Technological Innovation
Vice Presidency, Regional Board of Education and Universities
Regional Government of Madrid. Spain

Mr. José de la Sota Ríus
Scientific-Technical Coordinator
Fundación para el Conocimiento madri+d
Madrid. Spain

 

Trustees appointed by other IMDEA Institutes

Mrs. Mercedes Echegaray Giménez
Head of the Public Participation Area of the Hydrological Planning Office
Tajo Hydrographic Confederation
Ministry for the Ecological Transition and Demographic Challenge. Madrid. Spain
 

Mr. José Aguado Alonso 
Professor of Chemical Engineering
Rey Juan Carlos University. Madrid. Spain

 

Scientific Trustees

Mr. José C. Merchuk
Department of Engineering and Biotechnology Unit
Engineering Sciences Faculty
Gurion University of Negev. Beer Sheva. Israel

 

Mrs. Rosa Galvez 
Civil and Water Engineering Department
Laval University
Quebec. Canada

 

Mr. Jorge A. Arroyo 
Water management consultant in innovative water supply strategies
Texas. USA

 

Trustees from Research Institutions

Mr. Juan José Vaquero López 
Professor of Organic Chemistry
University of Alcalá. Alcalá de Henares. Madrid. Spain

 

María Ángeles Blanco SuárezMrs. María Ángeles Blanco Suárez 
Professor of Chemical Engineering
Complutense University. Madrid. Spain

 

 

Company Trustees

SACYR – Sacyr Agua
Mr. Domingo Zarzo Martínez

R&D Technical Director
Murcia. Spain

 

FCC Aqualia
Mr. Enrique Hernández Moreno
Director of Services Management
Madrid. Spain

 

Laly Escudero OssorioAsociación de Empresarios del Henares (AEDHE)
Mrs. Laly Escudero Ossorio
President
Alcalá de Henares. Madrid. Spain

 

Expert Trustees

Mr. Emilio Custodio Gimena
Corresponding Member of the Roya Spanish Academy of Sciences
Professor Emeritus of Underground Hidrology en la Polytechnic University of Catalonia, Barcelona, Spain

 

Secretary

Mr. Alejandro Blázquez Lidoy