IMDEA Water. Avenida Punto Com, 2. Parque Científico Tecnológico de la Universidad de Alcalá. Alcalá de Henares. 28805 MADRID
International expert in the economic management of natural resources. Principal Investigator and Head of the Department of Water Economics at the IMDEA Water Institute. Gonzalo has experience in EU countries, in Latin America and the Caribbean, in the MENA region, and in Central and South Asia. He is also the Academic Director of the Water Economics Forum, a non-profit public debate initiative that includes Nobel Prize Laureates in Economics and Peace. As part of his activity at IMDEA, Gonzalo works for multilateral organizations such as the European Commission, to which he is a 'water policy advisor' (through DG Environment, Clean Water Unit), the European Parliament (to which he also advises on climate change policy), various agencies and programmes of the United Nations, and the World Bank Group (including its 2030 WRG initiative). He is also a senior advisor and member of the OECD Water Governance Initiative. Recently he has been appointed as Ambassador of Water Europe (formerly Water Supply and Sanitation Technology Platform), where he is responsible for the work stream on the value of water; member of the Scientific Advisory Board of KWR Netherlands Institute on the integral water cycle; member of the Special Advisory Board of the International Desalination Association (IDA) and member of the Mission Assembly of the next European Union research and innovation framework program (Horizon Europe).