Mexico City, Mexico — The next Secretary of the Environment, Josefa González Blanco Ortiz, appointed Blanca Jiménez Cisneros as the next general director of the National Water Commission (Conagua).
In a statement, she indicated that Jiménez Cisneros is a Mexican environmental engineer with postgraduate studies in France and an expert in the College of Environmental Engineers with 35 years of experience.
Blanco Ortize added that the integral management of water will be one of the axes of the national environmental policy of the government headed by the next elected president of Mexico, Andrés Manuel López Obrador.
Jiménez Cisneros has worked in other countries on sanitation and reuse projects including South Africa and Brazil. As of 2012, she served as Director of the Division of Water Sciences and Secretary of the International Hydrological Program at UNESCO.
She is the first woman to occupy a position of sub-direction, that of Hydraulics and Environment.