Luzma Fabiola Nava Jiménez


Luzma Fabiola Nava is a postdoctoral Research Scholar with IIASA’s Water Futures and Solutions Initiative (WFaS). Dr. Nava received a master’s degree in political science with a specialization in international relations from the Université du Quebec à Montreal (UQAM) and a PhD degree in international studies from the Institute for Advanced International Studies (HEI) at the Université Laval (Quebec City, Canada).

At IIASA, Dr. Nava is working in the fields of adaptive water management and environmental governance. Her current research focuses on Transboundary Water Resources Environmental Governance along the United States and Mexico. The main goals of her research are to compare institutional and organizational regional arrangements for transboundary river management and environmental governance between the Rio Grande/Rio Bravo Basin and the Colorado River Basin, and formulate recommendations to enhance and optimize current governance practices. Her primary fields of interest are sustainable water management strategies, water institutional and legal framework, water governance regime, environmental politics, and geopolitics of water.


Area of expertise:

– Sustainable water management strategies
– Water institutional and legal framework
– Water governance regime
– Environmental politics
– Geopolitics of water


L.F. Nava Jimenez – CV

Latest Publications

 David Walton and Emilian Kavalski (eds.), Power Transition in Asia, Routledge, 2017.

Christopher Ogden, New South Asian Security: Six Core Relations Underpinning Regional Security, Orient Black Swan, 2016.


M.-A. Éthier et Éric Mottet (dir.), , Didactiques de l’histoire, de la géographie et de l’éducation à la citoyenneté : recherches et pratiques, De Boeck supérieur, 2016.


Tanguy Struye de Swielande and Dorothée Vandamme (eds.), , Power in the 21st Century: Determinants and Contours, Presses universitaires de Louvain, 2015.