María joined the hydropower development work programme in January 2017. Her work focuses on building and sharing knowledge on sustainable hydropower development, working on several topics such as climate resilience and sediment management.
María holds a master’s degree in civil engineering specialised in hydraulics and environment from Spain. She pursued her studies abroad with a master of advanced studies in sustainable water resources from ETH Zurich. María has experience as an analyst in the consulting firm Accenture, and as a research assistant in the Chair of Hydrology and Water Resources Management at ETH Zurich, where she conducted research on water resources management strategies, with focus on developing countries in Africa.