Nicole Bernex

I was born in Carthage, Tunis. I am married with 3 children and I am grandmother! Love brought me to Peru and love to this wonderful country has kept me in there for almost 40 years. I decided to be a Geographer at early age, I was only 6 year old. I did my first degree at Paul Valery University and focused on Western African countries. Then, I went to India for nearly 3 years to do my Master degree; I obtained a SEATO fellowship to do my Doctorate in Thailand and the Philippines. During my 40 years as a Geographer, I have focused my research, mainly in rural and urban land planning, water basin management, human sustainable development and more recently in climate change adaptation processes in Peru and other South American countries.

Academic Position

  • Professor – Department of Humanities, Pontifical Catholic University of Peru (present position).
  • Invited Professor of the University of Piura (Master in Civil Engineering: Integrated Water Basins Management).
  • Invited Professor in different universities of Canada (Laval), United States (Madison, San Diego), France (Paris), Spain (Salamanca, Granada, and Badajoz), and Norway (Bergen)

Other Position

  • Academic Head, Center of Research in Applied Geography (CIGA), Pontifical Catholic University of Peru, (since 1984 up to this date).
  • Board Directory Member of Institute of Sciences of Nature, Territories and Renewable Energies (INTE) (2010-…).

Main membership

  • Geographic Society of Lima (Vice-president).
  • Peruvian National Academy of Sciences (Member of Board).
  • Peru’s Focal point for Water in the Inter-American Network of Academies of Science.
  • Pan-American Institute of Geography and History (International member and former Editor).
  • International Geographical Union (UGI): Commission of Water Management.
  • Co-Chair of Latin America and Caribe in the Scientific Committee of the United nations Convention to combat Desertification.
  • Member of Rio Tinto Water Group.

Publications

More than 140 books, scientific articles in journals, annals of congresses.


Doctor en Geografía, Universidad Paul Valéry, Montpellier. Profesor principal del Departamento de Humanidades de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú (PUCP); y Directora Académica del Centro de Investigación en Geografía Aplicada (CIGA-PUCP). Profesor visitante de las Universidades de Madison y San Diego (EE.UU), Laval (Québec, Canadá), Bergen (Noruega), Salamanca, Granada, Badajoz y Alcalá de Henares (España) y Paris (Francia).

  • Co-Chair para LAC (Latino América & Caribe) del CST (Committee on Science & Technology) de la UNCCD (United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification). Miembro del Global Water Partnership (GWP) – Technical Committee.
  • Presidenta Honoraria del Foro Peruano para el Agua (GWP Perú desde 2010).
  • Vice-Presidenta de la Sociedad Geográfica de Lima (desde 2010).
  • Miembro de número de la Academia Nacional de Ciencias y de la Unión Geográfica Internacional.
  • Editora de la Revista Geográfica del Instituto Panamericano de Geografía e Historia (2010-2013).
  • Fundadora y primera Directora del Instituto de Estudios Ambientales - PUCP (1994-1998).
  • Directora de varios proyectos y programas de investigación.
  • Consultora de organismos nacionales e internacionales.

Cuenta con más de 140 publicaciones entre libros y artículos de los cuales podemos citar:

  • La magia del agua en el Lago Titicaca, 2012 (libro colectivo).
  • Manual de Gestión Municipal del riesgo de desastres, 2012 (Co-autora).
  • Antonio Raimondi: el moderno descubridor del Perú, 2012.
  • El Río que se Aleja. Cambio del curso del Amazonas, 2010.
  • Cambio climático, retroceso glaciar y GIRH, 2010 (Co-autora).
  • Aportes metodológicos a los planes de gestión integrada de cuencas, 2009 (Co-autora y editora).
  • Amanecer en el Bajo Huatanay, 2006 (Co-autora y editora).
  • Hacía una Gestión Integrada de los Recursos Hídricos en el Perú, oct. 2004 (Co-autora y editora).
  • Atlas Provincial de Quispicanchi, 1997 (con el Equipo del Ccaijo).
  • Una aproximación a la Lectura del Espacio: Cuenca del río Sisa – Huallaga Central Bajo Mayo, 1993 (Co-autora).
  • Metodología para el Análisis de la Pobreza, 1994 (Co-autora).
  • Atlas Regional de Piura, 1988 (con Bruno Revesz).
  • Carol Gross

    ...