Adrián Morales Torres holds a degree as Civil Engineer, a MSc in Hydraulic Engineering and Environment and a PhD in Civil Engineering from the Polytechnic University of Valencia (UPV, Spain) . He currently has more than 10 years of experience in the field of dam safety management, working on the application of a risk analysis methodology for dam safety management for more than 70 national and international dams, among which we can mention the large dams of the Drini river in Albania, Cerros Colorados system in Argentina, Salto Grande dam in Uruguay-Argentina, the large hydropower dams of Porce, Salvajina, Hidroprado and Sogamoso in Colombia, or the Chira-Soria system in Gran Canaria (Spain), among others. Over these years, he has carried out inspections of more than 150 dams worldwide.
Since 2021, he is the technical leader of the project for the implementation of risk governance and climate change adaptation of state-owned dams in Spain for the General Water Directorate of the Ministry for Ecological Transition and Demographic Challenge (MITERD). Moreover, he is also coordinating the implementation of this methodology for Tenaga Nasional Berhard (TNB) hydroelectrical dams in Malaysia.
As a researcher and consultant, he is author or co-author of more than 80 publications, including indexed journals papers, books, chapters, conference papers, and guidelines for dam safety and sustainable water management. He has also taught multiple courses on Risk Analysis applied to civil infrastructures for institutions such as the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the Spanish Committee for Large Dams (SPANCOLD).
In addition, he is responsible for software development at iPresas, and he has worked on developing other Decision Support Tools for water infrastructures. He is a member of SPANCOLD and Spanish representative in the ICOLD T-Committee on New Challenges for Dams in the 21st century.