Pablo is a Law graduate from the University of Chile and Master of Integrated Water Management (IWM) at Queensland/Griffith Universities, as well as a Lecturer in Environmental Law and Regulation at the School of Engineering, University of Chile. Leveraging years of professional and research experience spanning a range of policy and regulatory topics, including water, natural resources, infrastructure, renewable energy, and natural resource governance, with a focus on community impact. 

PhD project

Rethinking water governance in extreme climate scenarios, from private property to public good:  The Chilean Case

Current Experience

2023 – Present: Tutor of Sustainable Water Infrastructure Design (2023/2)

2023 – Present: Adjunct Professor, Postgraduate Diploma in Water, Environmental, and Climate Change Law, University of Chile, Faculty of Law.

2022 – Present: Principal Research Assistant, Sustainable Infrastructure Research Hub. The University of Queensland,

2021 – Present:  Consultant – Director of Water Governance NGO Newenko (Chile)

2013 – Present: Adjunct Professor, University of Chile, Faculty of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, Division of Water Resources and Environment, Department of Civil Engineering Course coordinator and Lecturer: Environmental Law and Regulation (Capstone Course).


  • PhD Candidate, The University of Queensland
  • Master of Integrated Water Management, The Queensland University/ Griffith University (2019-2020)
  • Language & Cultural Program, McGill University, Montreal, Canada (2018).
  • The Environment and Human Rights in the Andean Region Course, Lima, Peru, Andean Commission of Jurists and the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung Foundation (2010).
  • Bachelor of Law, University of Chile (2002-2009)

Research Interests

  • Water Governance, Infrastructure and, Society
  • Waste Management and Circular Economy
  • Community-based solutions to climate change.
  • Agriculture and Food Sovereignty
  • Renewable Energies
  • Political ecology
  • Sustainable development


Book Chapters

  • Aranda P & Others. (2023) Multilevel water governance and basin organisations; Proposing a framework for Chilean Water Security, Libro IV Jornadas del Régimen Jurídico de las Aguas, Universidad de Chile.
  • Aranda P. (2021). The New Regulatory Framework of Rural Water Supply and Sanitation in Chile: an analysis through an IWRM lens, Libro III Jornadas del Régimen Jurídico de las Aguas, Universidad de Chile. ISBN: 978-956-405-011-9  
  • Aranda P. (2015).  Integrated Watershed Management: Opportunities and Constraints in Chile, Actas de Derecho de Aguas No. 5, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, 2015. ISSN: 0719-4919


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