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Adriana Gomez-Sanabria joined the IIASA Air Quality and Greenhouse Gases (AIR) Program in June 2015. She has expanded the existing waste and wastewater sector in the GAINS model in order to explicitly quantify material and energy flows. She is simulating various policy interventions targeted at reducing the environmental impacts resulting from waste and wastewater (GHGs, air and water pollution) as a consequence of society’s metabolism.
Ms. Gomez-Sanabria has a BSc and an MSc in Environmental and Health Engineering from La Salle University, Colombia as well as an MSc in Forestry from the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Austria.
Her previous experiences include positions as a technician in the field of air quality and treatment of hazardous waste in Colombia. She then worked at a recognized NGO (Natura Foundation) in a REDD project with the Environmental Ministry and other governmental institutions in Colombia. She carried out research work on illicit crop monitoring in Colombia (internship at the UNODC in Vienna, Austria). She then worked as a consultant for the IAEA in Vienna, Austria followed by an internship with UBIMET, a private company in the field of meteorology, where she was involved in ArcGIS, data management and statistical data analysis.
Last update: 02-APR-2019
Gomez Sanabria A , Zusman E, Höglund Isaksson L , Klimont Z , Lee S-Y, Akahoshi K, Farzaneh H, & Chairunnisa (2020). Sustainable wastewater management in Indonesia's fish processing industry: Bringing governance into scenario analysis. Journal of Environmental Management 275: e111241. DOI:10.1016/j.jenvman.2020.111241.
Amann M, Kiesewetter G, Schöpp W, Klimont Z , Winiwarter W , Cofala J, Rafaj P , Höglund-Isaksson L , et al. (2020). Reducing global air pollution: the scope for further policy interventions. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences 378 (2183): e20190331. DOI:10.1098/rsta.2019.0331.
Höglund-Isaksson L , Gomez-Sanabria A , Klimont Z , Rafaj P , & Schöpp W (2020). Technical potentials and costs for reducing global anthropogenic methane emissions in the 2050 timeframe –results from the GAINS model. Environmental Research Communications 2 (2): e025004. DOI:10.1088/2515-7620/ab7457.
Nguyen B, Gomez Sanabria A , Karner M, Truong AH, & Nguyen TQ (2020). CraftQuest—Mobile App for Collecting Craft Village Data. In: Frontiers in Intelligent Computing: Theory and Applications. pp. 222-231 Singapore: Springer. ISBN 978-981-32-9185-010.1007/978-981-32-9186-7_24.
Purohit P , Amann M, Kiesewetter G, Rafaj P , Chaturvedi V, Dholakia HH, Koti PN, Klimont Z , et al. (2019). Mitigation pathways towards national ambient air quality standards in India. Environment International 133: e105147. DOI:10.1016/j.envint.2019.105147.
Ghanimeh S, Gomez Sanabria A , Tsydenova N, Štrbová K, Iossifidou M, & Kumar A (2019). Two-Level Comparison of Waste Management Systems in Low-, Middle-, and High-Income Cities. Environmental Engineering Science 36 (10): 1281-1295. DOI:10.1089/ees.2019.0047.
Purohit P , Amann M, Kiesewetter G, Rafaj P , Chaturvedi V, Dholakia H, Nagarkoti P, Klimont Z , et al. (2019). Pathways towards clean air in India. In: European Geosciences Union (EGU) General Assembly 2019, 7–12 April 2019, Vienna, Austria.
Liu J, Kiesewetter G, Klimont Z , Cofala J, Heyes C, Schöpp W, Zhu T, Cao G, et al. (2019). Mitigation pathways of air pollution from residential emissions in the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region in China. Environment International 125: 236-244. DOI:10.1016/j.envint.2018.09.059.
Purohit P , Amann M, Kiesewetter G, Chaturvedi V, Rafaj P , Dholakia HH, Nagar Koti P, Klimont Z , et al. (2019). Pathways to Achieve National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) in India. International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) and Council on Energy, Environment and Water (CEEW)
Amann M, Klimont Z , An Ha T, Rafaj P , Kiesewetter G, Gomez Sanabria A , Nguyen B, Thi Thu TN, et al. (2019). Future air quality in Ha Noi and northern Vietnam. IIASA Research Report. Laxenburg, Austria: RR-19-003
Amann M, Jiming H, Borken-Kleefeld J , Cofala J, Gomez Sanabria A , Heyes C , Höglund Isaksson L , Kiesewetter G, et al. (2019). Scenarios and Solutions. In: Air Pollution in Asia and the Pacific: Science-based solutions. pp. 61-100 Bangkok, Thailand: United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). ISBN 978-92-807-3725-7
Cofala J, Amann M, Borken-Kleefeld J , Gomez Sanabria A , Heyes C , Kiesewetter G, Sander R, Schöpp W, et al. (2018). Final Report The potential for cost-effective air emission reductions from international shipping through designation of further Emission Control Areas in EU waters with focus on the Mediterranean Sea. IIASA Research Report. Laxenburg, Austria: RR-18-002
Gomez Sanabria A , Höglund Isaksson L , Rafaj P , & Schöpp W (2018). Carbon in global waste and wastewater flows – its potential as energy source under alternative future waste management regimes. Advances in Geosciences 45: 105-113. DOI:10.5194/adgeo-45-105-2018.
Danylo O, See L , Gomez Sanabria A , Schnabel G, & Fritz S (2017). Using the LCZ framework for change detection and urban growth monitoring. Geophysical Research Abstracts 19: p. 18043.
Capros P, De Vita A, Tasios N, Siskos P, Kannavou M, Petropoulos A, Evangelopoulou S, Zampara M, et al. (2016). EU Reference Scenario 2016 - Energy, transport and GHG emissions Trends to 2050. European Commission Directorate - General for Energy, Directorate - General for Climate Action and Directorate - General for Mobility and Transport
Höglund Isaksson L , Winiwarter W , Purohit P , & Gomez-Sanabria A (2016). Non-CO2 greenhouse gas emissions in the EU-28 from 2005 to 2050: GAINS model methodology. IIASA Report. IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria
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