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Alberto Mendoza Dominguez
Professor with the Department of Sustainable Technologies and Civil Engineering and Director of the Water Center for Latin America and the Caribbean
Alberto Mendoza is a Professor with the Department of Sustainable Technologies and Civil Engineering and Director of the Water Center for Latin America and the Caribbean in the School of Engineering and Sciences at Tecnologico de Monterrey, Mexico. He also coordinates the R&D efforts of the School of Engineering and Sciences in the broad areas of sustainable technologies and processes, as well of Tec’s recent NEXUS (Energy-Water-Food Nexus) Initiative. He obtained his PhD from the Georgia Institute of Technology. Dr. Mendoza is member of Mexico’s National System of Researchers and the Mexican Academy of Sciences. His current main research interests are in the field of air pollution science and engineering, climate change and decarbonization scenarios and sustainable urban transformation.Project Title: Use of the EIE platform to build smart cities that promote the generation of climate action plans in the Monterrey Metropolitan Area, Mexico" Within the framework of this project, Google's Environmental Insights Explorer (EIE) platform was used as a common thread and tool to generate robust information that would strengthen and homologate the Climate Action Plans of the municipalities of the Metropolitan Area of Monterrey (AMM). Specifically, two complementary platforms to EIE hosted in the project website (https://tecmsb.com/) were developed. One allows calculating emissions and energy generation through solar panels and/or concentrators in buildings, projecting energy savings and calculating their impact on CO2 emissions, and the second one aims to comprehensively evaluate mobility strategies and calculate the impact of vehicular emissions on health. Additionally, a participatory process was carried out with the representatives of the municipalities of the AMM and the state government to engage in collaborative dialogue to make a diagnosis of the needs, challenges and difficulties of the municipalities and prioritize strategies regarding the implementation of climate actions and strategies.