Angela-Isabel Pedregal-Montes


Producing climate services related to seasonal and decadal prediction for an improved management of lakes devoted to drinking water supply, Catalan Institute for Water Research, Spain.

Coming from a country completely dependent on fresh water sources, I have always been fascinated by the power of transformation of this resource and its indispensability in every small and major activity we perform every day. I finished my studies in Chemical Engineering in 2014 at the Universidad Mayor de San Andrés, where I learned how to “dirty” and “clean” water in different industrial processes. During this turning point I started my work experience in drinking water treatment plants, where my interest and passion only grew over the years. While working I pursued my first master’s degree in Water Technology at the Polytechnic University of Valencia and the Bolivian Catholic University where I enhanced my skills in water monitoring, purification, and management. With the aim of obtaining a better understanding of the entire water cycle in different scenarios and having worked closely with the dire effects of climate change, I concluded a second Master in Groundwater Management at TU Bergakademie Freiberg, Germany. In the last one, I worked with modeling and simulation of hydrogeochemical processes for the recovery of metals from contaminated waters resulting from mining activities. Having witnessed firsthand the challenges of reservoirs management in the face of extreme weather events that directly affect water quality, I cannot wait to see the results of this ambitious project and to exchange experiences and knowledge among all its members.