Earth Institute Staff Directory

Paulina Concha Larrauri

Senior Staff Associate , Columbia Water Center (CWC) , The Earth Institute

842 S.W. Mudd
MC 4711

BIOGRAPHY: Paulina Concha Larrauri is a researcher at the Columbia Water Center at Columbia University. She obtained a B.S. in Chemistry from the ITESM in Monterrey, Mexico, and a M.S. degree in Environmental Engineering from Columbia University. She worked for five years in engineering at Procter & Gamble prior to starting a career in water. Her research includes risk assessments of tailings dams, rainwater harvesting, developing a risk-based approach for the valuation of water in the mining industry, developing strategies for water management and climate risk in agricultural supply chains, and evaluating the feasibility of implementing decentralized water systems, among others.


Concha Larrauri, Gutierrez Campos, J. P.,Lall, U. (2020). A City Wide Assessment of the Financial Benefits of Rainwater Harvesting in Mexico City, Journal of the American Water Resources Association, 1–23. 12823.

Concha Larrauri, P., Lall, U. (2018), Tailings Dams Failures : Updated Statistical Model for Discharge Volume and Runout, Environments , 5(2), 28;

Ravindranath, A., Devineni, N., Lall, U., and Concha Larrauri, P. (2018), Season-Ahead Forecasting of Water Storage and Irrigation Requirements – An Application to the Southwest Monsoon in India, Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci. Discuss.,

Ennenbach M.W., Concha Larrauri, P., Lall, U. (2017), County-Scale Rainwater Harvesting Feasibility in the United States: Climate, Collection Area, Density, and Reuse Considerations, Journal of the American Water Resources Association, 54(1);

Concha Larrauri, P., Lall, U. (2019), Assessing the Hazard and Exposure of Dams in the United States – white paper submitted to the Global Risk Institute,

Concha Larrauri, P., Lall, U. (2018), The Value of Water - white paper submitted to BHP,

Concha Larrauri, P., Lall, U. (2017), Assessing Risks of Mine Tailing Dam Failures - white paper submitted to Norges Bank Investment Management,