Diego Murguia

Dr. Diego Murguía holds a Bachelor in Geography, a MSc in Sustainable Resource Management and a PhD in Environmental Engineering. He has over 10 years of international working experience at the intersection of the fields of resource governance, mineral and land use policies, industrial ecology, social and environmental impact assessments and sustainability reporting, all of them associated principally with the metal mining sector.

He has worked as Social Consultant for various international consultancy companies conducting Social and Environmental Impact Assessments, and more recently, as Research Fellow at the Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy where he pioneered research in the direct land use footprint of the metal mining sector. He currently works as Research Associate for the Agency for International Minerals Policy (MinPol) and is affiliated as Associated Researcher at the TUM School of Management of the Technical University of Munich.

Diego's research interests encompass indicators, policies, frameworks and strategies for a sustainable management of mineral resources. More specifically, his work has been focused on investigating mineral resource governance, mineral and land use policies, metrics and conflicts, all associated with large-scale metal mining activities in Australia, North America, Europe and Latin America.