Luzma Fabiola NAVA is a Guest Research Scholar at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA). Recently she has gained a post-doctoral research experience from IIASA. At IIASA she has conducted research on transboundary water resources between the United States (U.S.) and Mexico, and has given particular attention to the Rio Grande/Bravo (RGB) basin. One of the main results of this two years (2014-1016) research experience has been the elaboration of policy recommendations to improve transboundary water management and foster water resources sustainability between the U.S. and Mexico by means of redesigning the binational institutions which govern water resources allocation between these two countries.
Her primary research and professional interests include the use of political science and geography to analyse water resources management, water governance, sustainable development practices, stakeholders’ interests and perceptions. Luzma Fabiola NAVA works collaboratively with other disciplines to promote stakeholders’ engagement and a better understanding of water resources challenges and issues across borders and within territories. For her, drawing policy recommendations based on stakeholders’ insights is essential to adapt management of water resources and ensure their sustainability