Dr David Haro Monteagudo

Dr David Haro Monteagudo
Hydrology, Water Security, Modelling, Climate Change


Dr David Haro Monteagudo
Dr David Haro Monteagudo


June 2020 - present: Lecturer in Global Hydrology and Water Security, Northern Rivers Institute, School of Geosciences, University of Aberdeen, UK

2018 - 2020: Researcher, Soil and Water Department, Estación Experimental de Aula Dei, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, Spain

2015 - 2018: Research Fellow in Agricultural Water Management, Cranfield Water Sciences Institute, Cranfield University, UK

2013: Visiting Scholar, National Drought Mitigation Centre, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA

2011 - 2015: Ph.D. in Water and Environmental Engineering, Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain. Thesis title: "Methodology for the optimal management design of water resources systems under hydrologic uncertainty".

2009 - 2011: MSc Hydraulic and Environmental Engineering, Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain

2007 - 2009: MSc Civil Engineering - Water Resources Management, Technische Universiteit Delft, The Netherlands

2002 - 2009: BSc Civil Engineering, Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain


Research Interests

I am mostly interested in water risk analysis and societal perception of risk for the development of appropriate measures, spatial and temporal propagation of risks in natural and human systems, and development of decision support systems for improved assessment and management of available resources and adaptation. Moreover, I have the vision that water must be considered in the wider context of the nexus between water, soil, energy, and food security, which is recognized as a pillar of inclusive growth and sustainable development.

Current Research

My current research work deals with the evaluation and prospective of water resources in mountain areas under a climate change context, considering adaptation measures with an impact on the territory. Previously, I was involved in several projects on agricultural water management in the UK and on the enhancement of decision-making methodologies for water resources management, and drought risk research with an emphasis on river basin systems in Spain.