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IIASA Alumnus Transitions To New Technologies
Beatriz Mayor joined IIASA in February 2017, as a Research Scholar with the Transitions to New Technologies Program (TNT). Specifically, she contributes to the Integrated Solutions for Water, Energy and Land (IS-WEL) project, and is carrying out an integrated multi-dimensional technology assessment of innovations that is of particular relevance to the water-energy-land nexus.
Dr. Mayor holds a degree in Environmental Sciences from the Autonomous University of Madrid (Spain), an MSc in Environmental Sciences-Integrated Water Management from Wageningen University (The Netherlands) and a PhD in Geology on the topic of the Water-Energy-Food Nexus from Complutense University of Madrid (Spain).
Before joining IIASA, Dr. Mayor worked as a researcher and consultant for a variety of organizations. Her research focused on the following topics: Study of water-energy-food trade-offs and management and policy implications, water and environmental impacts of selected energy technologies (hydropower and hydraulic fracturing), water and energy footprint accounting, integrated water management, stakeholder analysis, water-energy-food trends and variables analysis, and prospective Delphi studies. As a consultant, she also worked on the elaboration of proposals for the EU-H2020 program and was involved in two European Projects. In 2015, she also completed an internship at the UNW-DPAC Programme, assisting in the preparation and reporting for the 2015 UN-Water Annual International Zaragoza Conference on Water and Sustainable Development: From Vision to Action.
Last update: 17-FEB-2017
Willaarts B , Lechón Y, Mayor B, de la Rúa C, & Garrido A (2020). Cross-sectoral implications of the implementation of irrigation water use efficiency policies in Spain: A nexus footprint approach. Ecological Indicators 109: no.105795. DOI:10.1016/j.ecolind.2019.105795.
Mayor B (2020). Unraveling the Historical Economies of Scale and Learning Effects for Desalination Technologies. Water Resources Research 56 (2): e2019WR025841. DOI:10.1029/2019WR025841.
Mayor Rodriguez B (2019). Multidimensional analysis of nexus technologies II: dynamics of traditional and modern irrigation systems. IIASA Working Paper. Laxenburg, Austria: WP-19-013
TWI2050 - The World in 2050 (2019). The Digital Revolution and Sustainable Development: Opportunities and Challenges. Report prepared by the World in 2050 initiative. IIASA
Mayor Rodriguez B (2019). Growth patterns in mature desalination technologies and analogies with the energy field. Desalination 457: 75-84. DOI:10.1016/j.desal.2019.01.029.
Willaarts B , Magnuszewski P, Palazzo A , Parkinson S, Mayor Rodriguez B, Vinca A , van Dijk M, & Langan S (2019). Bridging the gap across scales in scenario planning: Co-designing water-energy-land visions and pathways in transboundary basins. In: Scenario Forum Conference, 10-13 March 2019, Denver, USA.
Parkinson S, Krey V , Huppmann D , Kahil T , McCollum D, Fricko O , Byers E , Gidden M, et al. (2019). Balancing clean water-climate change mitigation tradeoffs. Environmental Research Letters 14 (1): e014009. DOI:10.1088/1748-9326/aaf2a3.
Palazzo A , van Dijk M, Willaarts B , Magnuszewski P, Mayor Rodriguez B, Burek P , Kahil T , Tang T , et al. (2018). Integrated solutions for water, energy, and land nexus management the Zambezi Basin: stakeholder engagement and modeling. In: 3rd Zambezi Basin Stakeholders’ forum: Water-Energy-Food-Ecosystems (WEFE) Nexus for Socio-Economic Benefits in the Zambezi River Basin, 8-9 October 2018, Lilongwe, Malawi.
Mayor B (2018). Multidimensional analysis of nexus technologies I: diffusion, scaling and cost trends of desalination. IIASA Working Paper. IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria: WP-18-006
Parkinson S, Krey V , Huppmann D , Kahil T , McCollum D, Fricko O , Byers E , Gidden M, et al. (2018). Balancing clean water-climate change mitigation tradeoffs. IIASA Working Paper. IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria: WP-18-005
Willaarts B , Langan S , Balkovic J , Burek P , Byers E , Deppermann A, Frank S , Gidden M, et al. (2018). Integrated Solutions for Water, Energy and Land Progress report 3. United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)
Mayor B, Rodríguez-Muñoz I, Villarroya F, Montero E, & López-Gunn E (2017). The Role of Large and Small Scale Hydropower for Energy and Water Security in the Spanish Duero Basin. Sustainability 9 (10): e1807. DOI:10.3390/su9101807.
Willaarts B , Langan S , Balkovic J , Burek P , Byers E , Deppermann A, Gidden M, Greve P, et al. (2017). Integrated Solutions for Water, Energy and Land Progress report 2. United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)
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