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I am a PhD researcher in the field of water resources management with an M.Sc., in Environment and Water Resources Management. I have experience in water resources system analysis, mainly multi-purpose reservoirs assessing temporal conflicts between water demands for irrigation and hydropower under a systemic approach. Additionally, I have participated in different projects related to the incorporation of variable renewable energies in power systems highly dependent on hydropower generation.
New dams impact downstream ecosystems and water infrastructure; without cooperative and adaptive management, negative impacts can manifest. In large complex transboundary river basins without well codified operating rules and extensive historical data, it can be difficult to assess the benefits of cooperating, in particular in relation to new dams....
Reservoir operations often require balancing among several water uses. Despite the non-consumptive nature of hydropower, conflicts exist between irrigation and hydropower due to a demand seasonality mismatch. Hydropower operations are scheduled as part of a large-scale power grid, whereas irrigation decisions takes place at a smaller scale, most of...
The design of water and energy systems has traditionally been done independently or considering simplified interdependencies between the two systems. This potentially misses valuable synergies between them and does not consider in detail the distribution of benefits between different sectors or regions. This paper presents a framework to couple int...
Historically, water and energy systems infrastructure planning and operation have been undertaken in isolation or with limited coupling. These approaches do not adequately recognize the complex interrelations between these systems, and using them introduces a risk of deploying inefficient planning and operational interventions. This risk will becom...
The increasing use of variable generation technologies (VGTs) in power systems, such as wind and photovoltaic generation, has introduced new challenges in the definition of capacity remuneration mechanisms for promoting system reliability. In this context, in this article we propose a novel framework for determining the capacity value of VGTs to co...
Reservoir operation decisions often require balancing among objective bundles including hydropower generation, water supply reliability, recreation, environmental flows and flood control. This research employs a hydro-economic model to assess economically optimal operation of a multipurpose reservoir in Chile for hydropower and irrigated agricultur...
The FutureDAMS consortium is working to improve the planning and governance of water-energy-food-environment systems. We are working with institutional and case study partners to develop the knowledge base, tools and approach to enable resilient and sustainable development in a warming world. FutureDAMS is co-developing a decision-making framework and online integrated assessment toolset with the aim to help plan and design better infrastructure in complex natural resource systems, with a focus on developing countries.