Dr Cecilia Tortajada is Professor in Practice at University of Glasgow’s School of Interdisciplinary Studies and Adjunct Senior Research Fellow at the Institute for Environment and Sustainability at Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore. She has more than 30 years’ experience studying impacts of global changes on water resources, environment, food, and societies.
Her current work focuses on inter-disciplinary research in water, environment, food and energy securities through coordinated development policies, as well as on innovative approaches for poverty alleviation by using water as an engine for socio-economic growth. She has been advisor for several national and international organisations, governments, development banks and private sector institutions.
She is now editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Water Resources Development and past President of the International Water Resources Association.
Before joining the Institute of Water Policy, Dr Tortajada acted, first as the Vice-President, and later as the President of the Third World Centre for Water Management based in Mexico, a think-tank which works on policies, politics and governance of water, as well as on the inter-linkages and interrelations with other development and policy sectors.
She was also the Research Director of the International Centre on Water and Environment, Government of Aragon, Spain.