International Speaker

Topics and Engagement

I have been an invited speaker at the U.S. State Department, the Institute of Water Resources of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the World Resource Institute in Washington D.C., and at various institutions and universities in Ecuador, Brazil, and India.

I speak internationally about water conflicts resolution, democratizing tech for social change, and moonshots to tackle the global challenges. Talks are always tailored to specific audiences and size/theme of events. I also have been asked to speak about my own experience as an immigrant women in tech.

"Moonshots for advancing the Sustainable Development Goals"

SingularityU Uberlandia Hub, March 2019.

“State of São Paulo’s Water System”

Fernand Braudel Institute of World Economics, Aug 25, 2015.


“Drought Preparedness and Virtual Drought Exercises" 

Water Sustainability Forum, UNICAMP, Mar 17-18, 2015.


“Shared Vision Planning and Model for the Cantareira System”

International Workshop on Conflict Resolution and Water Scarcity in the State of São Paulo, UNICAMP, May 15, 2014.


“Chronicles of a Crisis Foretold: Is Collaboration Possible in São Paulo”

U.S. Department of State, Nov 5, 2014.


“São Paulo Shared Vision Planning”

American Water Resources Association (AWRA) 2014 Conference, Nov 3, 2014.


"Uncharted Waters—How Collaborative Modeling is Changing The Role of Models in IWRM"

American Water Resources Association (AWRA) 2013 Annual Conference, Nov 6, 2013.


“Ram Pump Irrigation Systems in KwaZulu Natal, South Africa: Impacts on Food Security, Health and Subsistence Agriculture”

The Johns Hopkins University, School of Advanced International Studies, Apr. 2008.


“Two Faces of Ecuador; Natural Wealth and Human Poverty”

Columbia University-Earth Institute, Apr 2007.

© 2020 by Marina Corona. 

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