Yvan Marcos Lopes Gonzales

Agricultural Engineer from the Agrarian National University La Molina (UNALM) in Peru, with a M.Sc. degree in Irrigation and Water Engineering from Wageningen University in the Netherlands and two years of PhD studies and research in the same university. 

During his work experience he has developed, coordinated, implemented and followed up projects related to watershed management, water policies, Water resources Management Plans and Strategies, water security, water governance, participation, water conflicts, gender and intercultural approach, green infrastructure and ecosystems services for water conservation in climate change context and Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC) to Climate Change in Adaptation for the water sector. Currently, he is working on the Water Resources Management Plan for the Mayo River Basin in the Peruvian Amazon, which is the first water Resources Plan in Peru developed for this context.

During his post graduate studies and research experiences, he came into contact with interdisciplinary work, understanding water management from political-ecology and socio-technical point of view, considering sociological and anthropological concepts that make possible integrated water resource management implementation and the complex interaction between the actors that may be generated.