Mónica Pardo is the Water Resources Leader at Knight Piésold’s Santiago office. She is a hydrogeologist with 22 years of professional experience in hydrogeology, hydrochemistry and water resources evaluation, environmental strategy, and water rights. She is responsible for the hydraulic, hydrogeology, and water quality group at Knight Piésold.
Prior to joining Knight Piésold, she worked in similar positions at other consultancies, providing water resources and environmental services for the mining sector. She worked as a senior hydrogeologist in Andina Division, Codelco-Chile, in charge of strategy design for the control of tailings water seepage infiltrations from the facility, leading the technical development of the conceptual model of the tailings dam-aquifer system and its mathematical modeling, and the design of control measures to provide solutions for these seepage infiltrations. She also headed the Water Resources Conservation and Protection Department at the Chilean Government’s General Water Administration (DGA).