Dr Marcelo Somos-Valenzuela
Universidad de La Frontera
Marcelo Somos-Valenzuela is an associate professor at the University of La Frontera in Chile. He has extensive experience of working on adaptation to climate change associated with mountain environments in diverse regions such as the Himalayas (Nepal), the Cordillera Blanca (Peru), continental US, and Patagonia (Chile). His areas of expertise include hydro-climatology, field observations and regional modelling, water management, social vulnerability, and climate change. He has collaborated on international projects funded by the UN, USAID, IDB, National Geographic, and the governments of Chile, Peru, and Nepal. He has a PhD in water resources from the University of Texas at Austin.