International Hydropower Association

World Hydropower Congress  |  14-16 May 2019  |  Paris


Speaker biography

María Ubierna Aparicio is a hydropower specialist for the International Hydropower Association (IHA).

In her role she leads the IHA climate resilience and sediment management programmes to build and share knowledge on sustainable hydropower development worldwide. María is also the focal point of the IHA knowledge building team.

Having worked in the consulting firm Accenture and as a research assistant in the Chair of Hydrology and Water Resources Management at ETH Zurich, María’s interest focuses on bridging academic knowledge and practice.

María holds a master’s degree in Civil Engineering specialising in hydraulics and environment from Spain and a Master of Advanced Studies in sustainable water resources from ETH Zurich.