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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

Rafael Fernandez
Mr. Rafael Fernández Rubio
Dr. in Mining Engineering. 
Professor in Madrid Polytechnic University. Rey Jaime I Prize for Environmental protection
 

Ex Officio (Regional Government of Madrid):

Excmo. Sr. D. Eduardo Sicilia Cavanillas

Excmo. Sr. D. Eduardo Sicilia Cavanillas
Counsellor of Education and Research
Regional Board of Science, Universities and Innovation
Regional Government of Madrid. Spain

 

 

Ilma. Sra. Dª. María Luisa Castaño Marín

Ilma. Sra. Dª. María Luisa Castaño Marín
General Director of Reseach and Technological Innovation
Regional Board of Science, Universities and Innovation
Regional Government of Madrid. Spain

 

 

Ilma. Sra. Dª. Sara Gómez Martín

Mrs. Sara Gómez Martín
Directora General de Universidades y Enseñanzas Artísticas Superiores
Regional Board of Science, Universities and Innovation
Regional Government of Madrid. Spain

 

 
Sra. Dª. Bárbara Fernández-Revuelta Fernández-Durán
Mrs. Bárbara Fernández-Revuelta Fernández-Durán
General Subdirector of Research
Directorate-General of Reseach and Technological Innovation
Regional Board of Science, Universities and Innovation
Regional Government of Madrid. Spain
 
 
 
Sr. D. José de la Sota Rius
Mr. José de la Sota Ríus
Scientific-Technical Coordinator
Fundación para el Conocimiento madri+d
Madrid. Spain
 

Trustees appointed by other IMDEA Institutes

 
Sra. Dª. Mercedes Echegaray Giménez
Mrs. Mercedes Echegaray Giménez
Head of the Public Participation Area of the Office of Hydrological Planning
Tajo Hydrographic Confederation
Ministry for the Ecological Transition. Madrid. Spain
 
 
José Aguado
Prof. Dr. José Aguado Alonso 
Full Professor of Chemical Engineering
Rey Juan Carlos University. Madrid. Spain
 
 

Trustees from Research Institutions

Juan José Vaquero
Mr. Juan José Vaquero López
Full Professor of Organic Chemistry
University of Alcala. Alcala de Henares. Madrid. Spain
 
Juan Antonio Melero Hernández
Mr. Juan Antonio Melero Hernández
Vice-rector for Innovation and Transfer
Rey Juan Carlos University. Madrid. Spain
 
Gabriel Ovejero Escudero
Mr. Gabriel Ovejero Escudero
Full Professor of Chemical Engineering 
Complutense University. Madrid. Spain
 
 
 
 
 

Scientific Trustees

José Merchuk
Mr. José C. Merchuk
Departament of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology Unit, Engineering Sciencies Faculty
Ben-Gurion University of Negev. Beer Sheva. Israel
 
Rosa Galvez
Mrs. Rosa Galvez 
Departament of Civil and Water Engineering
Laval University. Quebec. Canada
 
Sr. D. Jorge A. Arroyo
Mr. Jorge A. Arroyo
Water management consultant in innovative water supply strategies
Texas. USA
 

Expert Trustees

 
Emilio Custodio Gimena
Mr. Emilio Custodio Gimena
Correspondent member of the Royal Spanish Academy of Sciences
Professor Emeritus at the Polytechnic University of Catalonia, Barcelona. Spain
 

Company Trustees

 
CANAL DE ISABEL II
 
 
Domingo Zarzo
SACYR VALLEHERMOSO-VALORIZA AGUA
Mr. Domingo Zarzo Martínez.
 
R&D Technical Director
Murcia. Spain
 
Jesús Martin
ASOCIACIÓN EMPRESARIOS DEL HENARES AEDHE
Mr. D. Jesús Martín Sanz. 

President
Alcalá de Henares. Madrid. Spain
 
Enrique Hernandez
AQUALIA. GESTIÓN INTEGRAL DEL AGUA
Mr. Enrique Hernández Moreno.

Director of Services Management. 
Madrid. Spain

 

 

Secretary

 
Mr. Alejandro Blázquez Lidoy