Tania Santos is a Research Associate at SEI Latin America, based in Bogotá, Colombia.
Tania has more than 12 years of experience working in integrated water management with local, regional and national institutions in Colombia. She has developed research projects that propose guidelines for creating efficient water management plans, defining riparian areas, and incorporating climate change analysis in river basin development plans. She was involved in projects to prevent flood risk and implement non-conventional sanitation strategies in cities, specifically cleaner production with tanneries. Furthermore, she has experience modeling water quality and quantity in rivers to support decisions on the operation, management and planning of water resources.
Her interests in research include how to improve decision-making processes to ensure water quality and quantity for different uses in river basins, through the integration of modeling tools and local knowledge, and the development of innovative strategies to adapt society to new conditions in a changing climate.
Tania is a Ph.D. candidate of Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at Los Andes University of Colombia and received a B.A. in Civil Engineering in 1999 at the same university. She holds a Ms.C. degree of Hydraulic Resources from the National University of Colombia.