Hydrological modelling

Liliana's research interest is hydrological modelling as a support tool for sustainable water resources assessment and management, from continental scale applications to mine regions and mine sites.

Liliana has a BSc in Civil Engineering from University of Concepcion (UdeC), Chile; a MSc in Water Resources Engineering from the Catholic University of Leuven (KU Leuven) and Free University of Brussels (VUB), Belgium; and a PhD in Civil Engineering from the Catholic University of Leuven (KU Leuven), Belgium. Her PhD research was funded by the European Union and carried out at the Water Resources Unit of the Institute for Environment and Sustainability (Ispra, Italy) of the European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC). It covered the development and implementation of continental-scale hydrological modelling and the development of a modelling protocol for the use of European databases using regionalization approaches and step-wise calibration techniques.

During her career, Liliana has worked as a Project Engineer for the Directorate General of Water (DGA) of Chile on the technical aspects of water resources management; as a research assistant at the Hydraulics Laboratory of the KU Leuven on projects involving hydrological modelling of floodplains and climate change scenarios in Flanders, Belgium; and as consultant hydrologist for the Chilean government developing and implementing a water management model for a Chilean basin.