Student at the Water Observatory/Complutense University of Madrid
Aurélien Dumont is a PhD student at the Water Observatory/Complutense University of Madrid. His research work addresses the issue of groundwater use evaluation in Spain and, more particularly and effectively, how the Water Footprint can contribute to this assessment. One of his task is also developing a set of indicators constituting an “Extended Water Footprint”. Among the case studies that he is dealing with there are some geographic areas with major groundwater related issues for Spain such as the Campo de Dalías or Mancha occidental aquifers and Guadalquivir and Jucar basins.
He is a geological engineer, of the French “Grande Ecole” Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Géologie de Nancy and holds a Master degree in Geopolitics of the Reims Champagne-Ardenne University. During his geology studies he focused on geological risks and hydrogeology. He engaged in internships in relation with this two fields with a participation to the evaluation of the groundwater resources in the French outskirts of Geneva and to the landslide prevention plan in Martinique island (within BRGM, the French geological survey). Aware of the political and social dimension of environment-related issues he enrolled in a Master in geopolitics and chose to deal with Spanish water geopolitics in the frame of his Master thesis. These two complementary educational background allow him to develop a multidisciplinary approach, which is essential in the projects he follows at the FMB/WO (Botín Foundation Water Observatory).
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