The RRI will be hosting a new visiting scholar this upcoming August. Dr. Nilena Brito Maciel Dias is a professor of Electrical engineering at the Universidade Federal do Ceara in Brazil.

She will be in the U.S. for one-year and during that time she, according to her,  “will be working on the development of a framework that integrates economic models at the regional scale in order to support decisions on policies for water resources, taking into account the complex interlinkages between water resources, economic development and poverty in Northeast of Brazil.”

She will be accompanied by her 6-year old son and her husband.