Blanca Elena Jiménez Cisneros

National Commission of Water (CONAGUA)

@Blanca_IHP Jiménez is an environmental engineer and professor from México. She specialized in water treatment and reusable water. She obtained her degree in Environmental Engineering from the Autonomous Metropolitan University. She then pursued her masters in water treatment in the Institut national des sciences appliquées in Toulouse, France. In 1980, she joined the Institute of Engineering of the National Autonomous University of México. She has lectured in the University of Pretoria in South Africa, the University of Pretoria in Paraná in Brazil and the University of Ecology of México City.  She has taught courses in environmental pollution, environmental improvement systems, energy and selected topics of environmental engineering.  She has been awarded over 10 different recognitions for her research and contributions all over the world. In her professional career, she has participated in over 150 projects. Currently, she has six registered patents and two technological developments.  Jiménez has collaborated with International Hydrological Program of Unesco, the World Health Organization (WHO), the World Bank, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). In addition to her academic history, she was the president of the International Water Association from 2010-2012.  Specialists say she is the right person to deal with México’s water pollution.