Bustillos Ardaya, Alicia


Selected NON-UNU Publications
  • Alicia Bustillos Ardaya
    Global Mountain Safeguard Research (GLOMOS)
    Bolivia, Germany

    Research Interests

    • Disaster risk governance
    • natural resource management
    • Participatory Approaches
    • Water Resources Management


    • Ph.D. Applying Disaster Risk Governance in Dynamic Environments in the geographical institute of the Bonn university and the center for development research (ZEF). M.Sc. in technology and natural resources management in the ITT institute of the Cologne university of applied sciences. B.Sc. In agricultural Engineering in the Zamorano university in Honduras.

    Biographical Statement

    Dr. Bustillos Ardaya defended her Ph.D. at the Department for Geography University of Bonn and the Centre for Development Research (ZEF). She worked on the application of disaster risk governance in dynamic environments, evaluating, among others, risk management and perception of governmental institutions and population living in affected areas in a case study on the mountainous region of Rio de Janeiro state. She did her Master’s degree in Natural Resources Management at the Cologne University of Applied Sciences with a focus on water-related disaster risk, working in flood modelling and forecasting in ARA Centro in Mozambique and ANA Brazil. She completed her Bachelor (Agricultural Engineering) at the Zamorano University in Honduras. Alicia worked in the Centre for Natural Resources and Development (CNRD) and the INTECRAL project, doing research in natural resources and disaster risk reduction. She worked in the voluntary certification and accreditation world, giving capacity building in GIS subjects, and in the private industry as a senior consultant in the research, communication and application of sustainability-related topics.

    Alicia is working for the GLOMOS programme as a consultant, supporting ongoing and future research activities on disaster risks in mountainous areas. She is also supporting the communication, relationship, networking and organization activities of the programme.

  • Articles

    • 06.2019 Bustillos A., Evers M., Ribbe L., Participatory approaches for disaster risk governance? Exploring participatory mechanisms and mapping in RJ, Brazil. In Land Use Policy 88, p. 104103. 03.2018 . 2018
    • 2017 08.2015 06.2013 09.2010. 2015 2013 Bustillos, A. Flood forecasting modelling for the Búzi river basin in Mozambique. Master thesis. Cologne University of Applied Sciences. Germany. 2012.
    • 10.2008 Bustillos, A. Marine Reserve effectiveness in sea grass and mangroves. Engineer thesis. Escuela Agrícola Panamericana. B.Sc. Thesis. Zamorano University, UCME. Honduras. 2008.
    • Bustillos A., Evers M., Ribbe L., What influences disaster risk perception? Intervention measures, flood and landslide risk perception of the population living in flood risk areas in Rio de Janeiro state, Brazil, International Journal for Disaster Risk Reduction

    Book Chapters

    • Bustillos A., Evers M., Ribbe L., Integrated Participatory Methodologies for Disaster Risk Reduction – Tools to analyze complex systems through participatory processes. Springer

    Conference Publications

    • Nehren U., Bustillos A. National Workshop on Ecosystem-based Disaster Risk Reduction, Beijing, China. “Rio de Janeiro floods and mudslides, ecosystem-based solutions for DRR”.
    • Bustillos A., Cho M., Miranda J. Global Umbrella for local rains: Assessing implementation of the Hyogo Framework for Action in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Conference Paper. WWW, Stoc


    • Applying Disaster Risk Governance in Dynamic Environments -Case study Rio de Janeiro State, Brazil. Dissertation zur erlangung des Doktorgrades (Dr.rer.nat.) der Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftlichen Fakultät Der Rheinischen Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn