Liliana specialises in hydrological modelling.

Her research interests are hydrological modelling as support tool for water resources assessment and management, large-scale/continental hydrological modelling, advance calibration of hydrological models towards the efficient use of always scarce data for modelling purposes though regionalization, data-mining and step-wise techniques. Her current research interests are hydrological and water resources assessment in mines and mines regions.

Liliana graduated with a BSc in Civil Engineering from University of Concepcion, Chile. After graduating she worked for three years as a Project Engineer for the Directorate General of Water (DGA) of Chile on the technical aspects of water resources management. In 2005, she obtained an MSc in Water Resources Engineering from the Catholic University of Leuven (KU Leuven) and Free University of Brussels (VUB), Belgium. From 2006 until 2009 she worked as a part-time research assistant at the Hydraulics Laboratory of the KU Leuven on projects involving hydrological modelling of floodplains and climate change scenarios in Flanders, Belgium.

From 2010 until 2013 she was a PhD researcher for the Water Resources Unit of the Institute for Environment and Sustainability (Ispra, Italy) of the European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC) and the KU Leuven. Her research 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. From 2014 to 2016 she worked as a consultant hydrologist for the Chilean government developing and implementing a water management model for the Rapel Basin. In 2017, she resumed her PhD and in 2018 she started a Postdoctoral Research Fellowship at the SMI-CWiMi.

Key Publications

Pagliero, L., F. Bouraoui, P. Willems, and J. Diels (2014). Large-Scale Hydrological Simulations Using the Soil Water Assessment Tool, Protocol Development, and Application in the Danube Basin. J. Environ. Qual. 43:145-154. doi:10.2134/jeq2011.0359

Malagò, A., Pagliero, L., Bouraoui, F. and M. Franchini (2015). Comparing calibrated parameter sets of the SWAT model for the Scandinavian and Iberian peninsulas, Hydrological Sciences Journal, 60(5): 949-967, DOI: 10.1080/02626667.2014.978332

Karabulut, A., Egoh, B.N., Lanzanova, D., Grizzetti, B., Bidoglio, G., Pagliero, L., Bouraoui, F., Aloe, A., Reynaud, A., Maes, J., Vandecasteele, I. ans S. Mubareka (2016). Mapping water provisionaing services to support the ecosystem-water-food-energy nexus in the Danube river basin. Ecosystem Services 17: 278-292

Ahumada, R., Vargas, J. and L. Pagliero (2006). Simple model of dissolved oxygen consumption in bay within high organic loading: an applied remediation tool. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment 118(1): 179-193