Milena has worked and conducted research on issues related to submarine emissaries and protection of the environment, wastewater, among others. She also accumulates experience as a local consultant, forming part of a multidisciplinary team for the project of the Inter-American Development Bank (German Consulting FICHTNER GmbH & Co. KG.): Master Plan for Solid Waste Management for the Metropolitan Area of Montevideo in Uruguay . She has been part of the environment team at the Botnia pulp production company (now UPM), in Uruguay, and has worked for a consulting firm on climate change, providing specialized services in mitigating climate change and footprint of carbon products and services. For the last 4 and a half years she has been the Regional Coordinator of the Global Water Partnership (GWP) South America working on all issues of integrated water resources management at different levels.