Carlos Salinas is a Bolivian Civil Engineer currently doing his PhD research in the field of urban flood resilience. He holds two master degrees: in Hydraulic Engineering and River Basin Development, and in Higher Education. He also has studies in Business Administration.
His working experience includes research, consultancy and teaching activities, mainly in the field of Geotechnics, water distribution networks and water quality. Carlos has international research experience in South Korea and now is part of an international consortium of universities and research institutes under the Collaborative Research Centres for Water Sensitive Cities (CRC-WSC) funded by the Australian Government.
His current activities include research, scientific reporting for the CRC-WSC project, presenting research findings in scientific journals and international conferences.
TopicAdaptation pathways for stormwater management and flood safety
Salinas Rodriguez CNA, Gersonius B, Zevenbergen C, Serrano D, Ashley R, 2018. A semi-risk based approach for managing urban drainage systems under extreme rainfall. MDPI: Water, 10(4) 384. DOI:10.3390/w10040384
Zevenbergen C, Bhattacharya B, Wahaab RA, Elbarki WAI, Busker T, Salinas Rodriguez CNA. 2017. In the aftermath of the October 2015 Alexandria Flood Challenges of an Arab city to deal with extreme rainfall storms. Nat Hazards. 86(2):901-17. DOI:10.1007/s11069-016-2724-z
Maeng SK, Salinas Rodriguez CNA, Choi J, Kim SH, Yu Y, Kim BS, Hong SW. 2016. Organic micropollutant removal from groundwater: comparison of pellet softening and nanofiltration. Journal of Water Supply: Research and Technology – Aqua Sep 2016, 65 (6) 453-464.
Salinas Rodriguez CNA, Ashley R, Gersonius B, Rijke J, Pathirana A, Zevenbergen C. 2014. Incorporation and application of resilience in the context of water-sensitive urban design: linking European and Australian perspectives. Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Water, 1, 173-186. DOI:10.1002/wat2.1017
Salinas Pereira LM, Salinas Rodriguez CNA. 2006. Mecanica de residuos solidos. Revista Facultativa. 2006:56-68.
Salinas Rodriguez CNA, Escobar JP, Salinas Pereira LM. 2004. Analisis espectral de ondas superficiales como metodo de compactacion. Geotecnia. 2004:54-8.
Salinas Pereira LM, Salinas Rodriguez CNA, Reyes NF. 2004. Influencia de la inclinacion de un talud en los esfuerzos normales resultantes. Geotecnia. 2004:74-8.
Salinas Rodriguez CNA, Salinas Pereira LM. 2003. Deformabilidad de los residuos solidos municipales. Geotecnia. 2003:68-73.
Salinas Pereira LM, Salinas Rodriguez CNA. 2003. Propiedades de los agregados en bancos de prestamo de la ciudad de Cochabamba. Geotecnia. 2003:37-41.
Salinas Rodriguez CNA, Meechaiya C, Gersonius B, Ashley R, Rijke J, Solomatine D. 2016. Tolerable flood risk levels for extreme rainfall in urban drainage systems. International Low Impact Development Conference; 2016; Beijing, China.
Salinas Rodriguez CNA, Gersonius B, Ashley R, Rijke J, Wong T, Zevenbergen C. 2014. An Interpretation of 'Water Sensitivity' and 'Resilience' Bringing Together Flood and Drought Risk Management. 6th International Conference on Flood Management - Floods in Changing Environment; 2014; Sao Paulo.
Salinas Rodriguez CNA, Ashley R, Gersonius B, Pathirana A, Rijke J, Zevenbergen C. 2013. Flood resilience incorporation and application in the context of water sensitive cities. Water Sensitive Urban Design 2013: WSUD 2013. 2013:375-81.
Pathirana A, Urrestarazu S, Hayde L, De Fraiture C, Salinas-Rodriguez CNA. 2013. Value of SuDS beyond urban flood management: The Ecosystem services value of green/blue solutions. Water Sensitive Urban Design 2013: WSUD 2013. 2013:192-202.
Salinas Rodriguez CNA, Salinas Pereira LM. Estimacion de asentamientos en residuos solidos municipales del relleno sanitario de Cochabamba, Bolivia. 2007. In: Feyen J, Aguirre M, Moraes R, eds. Congreso Internacional sobre Desarrollo, Medio Ambiente y Recursos Naturales; Cochabamba. p. 86-94.
Salinas Pereira LM, Salinas Rodriguez CNA, Borja PV, Barrientos E. Resistencia al corte de residuos solidos municipales a partir de ensayos de corte directo. 2007. In: Feyen J, Aguirre M, Moraes R, eds. Congreso Internacional sobre Desarrollo, Medio Ambiente y Recursos Naturales; Cochabamba. p. 95-103.
Maeng SK, Salinas Rodriguez CNA, Sharma SK. 2013. Chapter 13 - Removal of Pharmaceuticals by Bank Filtration and Artificial Recharge and Recovery. In: MIRA PETROVIC, D. B. & SANDRA, P. (eds.) Comprehensive Analytical Chemistry. Elsevier. DOI: 10.1016/B978-0-444-62657-8.00013-6
Gersonius B, Salinas Rodriguez CNA, Zevenbergen C, Rijke J, Radhakrishnan M, Ashley R. 2016. Flood Resilience in Water Sensitive Cities: Guidance for enhancing flood resilience in the context of an Australian water sensitive city. CRC for Water Sensitive Cities.
Veerbeek, W, Gersonius B, Ashley R, Rijke J, Radhakrishnan M, Salinas Rodriguez CNA. 2016. Appropriate Flood Adaptation. Adapting in the right way, in the right place and at the right time. CRC for Water Sensitive Cities.
Literature on water management in urban context provides different approaches to deal with either abundance or scarcity of water. Water sensitive urban design constitutes an approach aiming to deal with the water cycle as whole. Some experiences are reported in the evolution of cities towards the water sensitive state; however, there is no single city that can claim to be at that latest state.
When referring to water management, it is needed to plan different possible outcomes taking into account the uncertainties present in the system but also the uncertainties inferred by external factors. Several techniques for planning under uncertainties have been developed and provide a good opportunity to integrate the previously mentioned approaches.
Flood and drought resilience comprises the evolution of the theoretical concepts from different branches of sciences such as ecology and natural sciences for latter adaptation to socio-economic and engineering systems. Resilience has been addressed in the Netherlands by several researchers and some of the national standards for management of flooding and protection rely upon the concept of resilience.
A major task for researchers and practitioners is to develop a common over-arching framework that works for different conditions and that makes possible the comparison between different situations. The objective of this research, therefore, is to understand water sensitivity and flood and drought resilience in an integrated way for their management over the long term using adaptation pathways for urban water management.
This research falls under the Project 4.2 "Socio-Technical Flood Resilience in Water Sensitive Cities − Adaptation across spatial and temporal scales" of the CRC-WSC program.