Meet Dr Ana Manero
Dr Ana Manero
Hi, I am Dr Ana Manero . I am an environmental economist working as a post-doctoral research fellow at the Australian National University. I have over 15 years of experience in environmental management, focused on water resources. Over the years working in industry and academia, I have learnt to bring together sound analytical and research capabilities, with a strong passion for sustainability and preservation of natural resources. I am also an avid surfer. With a unique combination of academic skills and an intimate understanding of surfing, I am now championing ‘surfing economics’ research in Australia.
I am a mum of two, and a dedicated member of the Surfing Mums community.
I grew up in the center of Barcelona – a fascinating , yet very busy city. At the age of 22, I moved to study in Paris and later spent a year working in Rome. Growing up, I never had the luxury of enjoying the wilderness on my doorstep. Moving to Australia in 2009, I discovered the immense value that the ocean brings to people’s daily lives. Through ‘surfing economics’, it is possible to better understand such values and help preserve them now, and into the future.
What is the value of a wave?