Dr. Diego Rodriguez, The World Bank Group

Dr. Diego Rodriguez is currently a senior economist at the global programs unit of the water global practice of the World Bank. He is the task team leader of Thirsty Energy, the World Bank initiative on the quantification of the tradeoffs of the energy–water nexus, and the program manager of the Water Partnership Program.

He currently provides support to operational teams on the use of economic analysis in large water infrastructure investments under deep uncertainty, and valuation with emphasis on nonmarket methodologies.

Prior to joining the World Bank he worked at the Danish Hydraulic Institute and the Inter-American Development Bank. He has more than 20 years of experience in sectoral, operational, policy and strategy development in water supply, sanitation, and water resources management. He holds a PhD in Economics (Water), an MA in Applied Economics and a BS in Economics.