Ignacio González-Castelao, Chair CW


Ignacio González-Castelao Martínez-Peñuela is a dedicated Master Civil Engineer skilled in the water cycle and environmental issues. He has worked in different private and public Spanish engineering organizations, both within the water sector and in the infrastructure of roads and railways. Ignacio has held various positions at Aguas de las Cuencas Mediterráneas S.M.E., S.A., since August 2002. Currently, he is Deputy to CEO.

He is committed to internalization and collaboration with technical communities, multilateral banks, and international organizations to share knowledge and learning.

Ignacio has been a member of the Board of Directors of the Civil Engineers Association of Spain, and member of various committees of the Engineering Institute of Spain (IES), such as the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, Committee on Engineering and Sustainable Development, and the International Committee.

He is also the representative of the IES at the Pan-American Union of Associations of Engineers (UPADI) and Chair of the Committee on “Water” of the World Federation of Engineering Organizations.

In 2018, he completed his term as Chairman of the Standing Committee on Water of the World Council of Civil Engineers. These efforts to disseminate knowledge and learning have led him to be selected by the Department of State of the United States of America as an International Leadership Visitor and later Secretary-General of the VIA Jefferson Circle Association.