Dante Ruiz Martínez
Environmental Policy Consultant
Mexico City, Mexico
I work as an environmental policy consultant. I help governments, NGOs and companies to implement sustainability strategies in water, waste management, renewable energy and climate change. Previously, I worked for the National Commission of Water in Mexico conducting water economics. I took part in the design and implementation of the pricing mechanism for water abstraction, wastewater discharges and inter-basin water transfers. Moreover, I ran the compliance enforcement strategy of the Commission on users that failed to comply with water regulation and polluted bodies of water. In the UK, I advised Anglian Water Services in the development of a strategy to improve the management of the Water-Energy-Food Nexus. I found that water utilities could collaborate with the waste management sector and farmers to reduce water abstractions, increase the production of renewable energy and produce bio-fertilizers to recover soil. Additionally, I advised Veolia Environmental Services on a Circular Economy project. I designed a regional infrastructure plan in the UK to maximize the value of waste and reduce landfill disposals.
At the moment, I am building a partnership between Imperial College London in the UK, Universidad de Concepción in Chile and Tecnológico de Monterrey to promote a dialogue in Latin America and Caribbean countries on how to improve the management of the Water-Energy-Food-Environment Nexus. The project seeks to work with government agencies, NGOs, companies and academics to build multi stakeholder collaborations to reduce the impact on the Nexus and find areas of opportunity to harmonize and coordinate policies across sectors. I am interested in partnering with government agencies, NGOs and companies to help them implement sustainability, circular economy and Nexus projects. I hold a BA in economics from Tecnológico de Monterrey, an MSc in Environmental Technology from Imperial College London, and I am a Chevening Alumni.