Sara De Llobet Payas

    Sara De Llobet Payas has an Honors Bachelor’s degree in Geography (2020) from the University of Aberdeen, Scotland, and a Master’s degree in Advanced Water Resources Management (2022) from Cranfield University, England. Her professional experience includes a position as a Graduate – Environmental Engineer in London with Sixense (Vinci Group) where she carried out monitoring of noise and air pollution in major projects such as Thames Tideway and HS2. In 2022, Sara joined the World Bank as a Junior Consultant in Water Resources Management in the Water Unit for Latin America and the Caribbean, through the Junior Professional Associate Program. In her role as a JPA, she contributed to various regional initiatives focused on Nature-Based Solutions, Water for Agriculture, Regional Storage, and Business Development. However, Sara dedicated most of her time to the water portfolio in the Southern Cone (Argentina, Uruguay, and Paraguay), working to develop more flexible, robust, and efficient projects with the local governments that explore an integrated vision of water resource management.

    In parallel, Sara has also been involved in the development of the NESCAN network (North East Scotland Climate Action Network) and is a member of the Global Youth Coalition (GYC) committed to taking action against Climate Change.