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

Prof. Rafael FernĂĄndez Rubio

  • Ph.D. in Mining Engineering and Professor Emeritus. Polytechnic University of Madrid.
  • Rey Jaime I Prize for Environmental Protection
  • Doctor Honoris Causa. University of Lisbon. Portugal

Ex Officio (Regional Government of Madrid)

Emilio Viciana Duro

Mr. Emilio Viciana Duro

  • Counsellor of Education, Science and Universities.
  • Regional Board of Education, Science and Universities.
  • Regional Government of Madrid. Spain.
Ana RamĂ­rez de Molina

Mrs. Ana RamĂ­rez de Molina

  • Deputy Counsellor of Universities, Research and Science.
  • Deputy Regional Board of Universities, Research and Science.
  • Vice Presidency, Regional Board of Education and Universities.
  • Regional Government of Madrid. Spain.
NicolĂĄs Javier Casas Calvo

Mr. NicolĂĄs Javier Casas Calvo

  • General Director of Universities.
  • Directorate-General of Universities.
  • Regional Board of Education, Science and Universities.
  • Regional Government of Madrid. Spain.
Marina Villegas

Mrs. Marina Pilar Villegas Gracia

  • General Director of Research and Technological Innovation.
  • Directorate-General of Research and Technological Innovation.
  • Regional Board of Education, Science and Universities.
  • Regional Government of Madrid. Spain.
Rafael GarcĂ­a GonzĂĄlez

Mr. Rafael GarcĂ­a GonzĂĄlez

  • Deputy Counsellor of Environment, Agriculture and Spatial Planning.
  • Deputy Regional Board of Environment, Agriculture and Spatial Planning.
  • Regional Board of Environment, Agriculture and the Interior.
  • Regional Government of Madrid. Spain.

Mrs. BĂĄrbara FernĂĄndez-Revuelta FernĂĄndez-DurĂĄn

  • Deputy General Director of Research.
  • Directorate-General of Research and Technological Innovation.
  • Regional Board of Education, Science and Universities.
  • Regional Government of Madrid. Spain.

Mr. José de la Sota Ríus

  • Scientific-Technical Coordinator.
  • Madri+d Knowledge Foundation.
  • Madrid. Spain.

Trustees appointed by other IMDEA Institutes.

Mrs. Mercedes Echegaray Giménez

  • Managing Director of the Castilla-La Mancha Water Agency

Mr. José Aguado Alonso

  • Professor of Chemical Engineering.
  • Rey Juan Carlos University. Madrid. Spain.

Scientific Trustees

Mr. José C. Merchuk

  • Department of Engineering and Biotechnology Unit Engineering Sciences Faculty.
  • Gurion University of Negev. Beer Sheva. Israel.

Mrs. Rosa Galvez

  • Department of Civil and Water Engineering.
  • Laval University.
  • Quebec. Canada.

Mr. Jorge A. Arroyo

  • Water management consultant in innovative water supply strategies.
  • Texas. USA.

Trustees from Research Institutions

Mr. Juan José Vaquero López

  • Professor of Organic Chemistry.
  • University of AlcalĂĄ. AlcalĂĄ de Henares. Madrid. Spain.

Mrs. María Ángeles Blanco Suårez

  • Professor of Chemical Engineering.
  • Complutense University. Madrid. Spain.

Mr. Ángel Javier Marugån Aguado

  • Professor of Chemical Engineering
  • Rey Juan Carlos University

Company Trustees

SACYR – Sacyr Water
Mr. Domingo Zarzo MartĂ­nez

  • R&D Technical Director.
  • Murcia. Spain.

FCC Aqualia
Mr. Enrique HernĂĄndez Moreno

  • Director of Services Management.
  • Madrid. Spain.

Henares Businessmen’s Association (AEDHE)
Mrs. Laly Escudero Ossorio

  • President.
  • AlcalĂĄ de Henares. Madrid. Spain.

Expert Trustees

Secretary

Mr. Alejandro BlĂĄzquez Lidoy