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Mariana Rivera-Torres


Mariana Rivera-Torres is an associate with six years of experience in facilitation, international development, and collaborative decision-making.

Areas of Focus

Mariana has a rich background in domestic and international social and environmental issues, including transboundary water governance, climate adaptation, education and health promotion, water and sanitation, and environmental conservation. She brings cross-cultural understanding and a keen interest in promoting cooperation to solve complex environmental and socio-economic challenges.

Education and Trainings

Mariana has a master’s degree in Water, Society, and Policy from the University of Arizona’s School of Natural Resources and the Environment. Her graduate research focused on U.S.-Mexico conflict and cooperation in the Colorado River Basin. She served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Guatemala from 2015-2017 and completed her bachelor’s degree at Georgetown University’s Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service.

Publications and Presentations

CLE Law of the Colorado River. Scottsdale, Arizona, 2020. Panel presentation, “Recent Trends in the U.S.-Mexico Colorado River Relationship.

Colorado River Conversations Conference. Tucson, Arizona, 2019. Panel presentation, “Evolving Approaches to U.S.-Mexico Water Management.

Science and Diplomacy Conference. Tucson, AZ, 2019. Panel presentation. “Hydrodiplomacy in the U.S.-Mexico Border Region.