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Expert in Watershed Hydrology and Erosion Control

Expert ID: 724684 Arizona, USA

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As a researcher in the topic, he's very familiar with erosional processes. He believes that for successfully control soil loss, each professional must know about the type and degree of erosion to control, as well as what causes it. He is also the author of the very first textbook about the engineering of erosion processes, in Spanish literature.

Most of his career has been focused on the control of soil erosion and the increment of land productivity. His expertise is on the engineering design of erosion control structures and practices, based on a design runoff. As a professor, he has taught this topic for several years now. Hydrology and the hydrologic cycle are probably the most important topic for future generations, since it is key for climate change mitigation. His expertise is on the engineering design of soil and water conservation structures and practices, to increase land productivity.

We all live in a watershed and every disturbance upstream will somehow affect the resources downstream. His expertise is on the effects of human activities on the quality and quantity of water. Also, watershed characterization and evaluation, as well as watershed management plans.

The terms watershed and hydrology are closely linked. As a professor, he has taught the course Watershed Hydrology several times. As previously mentioned, his expertise is on the effects of land management on water resources, from a watershed point of view

• Expert Witness. Surface hydrology, stormwater management, erosion/sediment processes and control, water quality, land restoration, climate change, water resources planning, wildfire hydrology, and arid land management.

• INTOTA Expert Consulting and Expert Witness Services (2008-Present)
• Forensis Group Expert Witness Sevices (2014-Present)
• IMS Expert Services (2015-Present)
• Expert Consulting Services, Inc. (2015-Present)• Professional consultant. Water resources-related research projects in the US and South America (2004-Present).

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Phoenix, Arizona - Tucson, Arizona - Mesa, Arizona - Chandler, Arizona - Gilbert, Arizona

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Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 2005 Degree: M. Sc. Subject: Watershed management Institution: University of Arizona
Year: 2001 Degree: B. Sc. Subject: Forest Engineering Institution: University of Chile
Year: 2009 Degree: PhD Subject: Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering Institution: University of Arizona

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2010 to 2014 Employer: Undisclosed Title: Water Resources Scientist Department: Undisclosed Responsibilities:
Years: 2006 to 2007 Employer: Santo Tomas University Title: Undisclosed Department: Natural Resources Faculty Responsibilities: Creation and direction of the Water Research Center. Professor of "Erosion processes and control" and "Watershed hydrology"
Years: 2006 to 2007 Employer: Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile Title: Undisclosed Department: Faculty of Agronomy and Forestry Responsibilities: Professor, teaching "Erosion processes and control"
Years: 2005 to 2005 Employer: USDA Agricultural Research Service Title: Undisclosed Department: Watershed Research Center Responsibilities: Field work and data analysis in hydrology and erosion
Years: 2002 to 2004 Employer: USDA Forest Service Title: Undisclosed Department: University of Arizona Responsibilities: Field work and data analysis in hydrology and erosion

Government Experience

Years Agency Role Description
Years: 2002 to 2004 Agency: USDA Forest Service Role: Research Assistant Description: Field work and data analysis in hydrology and erosion
Years: 2005 to 2005 Agency: USDA Agricultural Research Service Role: Hydrologic Technician Description: Field work and data analysis in hydrology and erosion

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
Member of the International Erosion Control Association
Professional Appointments
Prospective editor of Bosques Journal

Non-profit experience
• US and LAC Coordinator. International Sediment Initiative. United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).
• Member. International Hydrological Programme, Water and Forests Program, and Water and Education Program. United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).
• Scientific Advisor. International Erosion Control Association. Iberoamerican Chapter.
• Co-founder. Watershed Management Group. Tucson, AZ.
• Member. Arizona Hydrological Society.
Publications and Patents Summary
10 publications

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
Erosion control, stormwater management, watershed management
Training / Seminars
Erosion control gabion design short course
• Associate Professor. University of Chile. Faculty of Forest Engineering and Nature Conservancy. Santiago, Chile (2016-Present).
• Teaching graduate, undergraduate, and short courses in hydrology, erosion/sediment control, and land restoration in North America (AZ, HI, CO, FL, and Mexico), Central America (Panama, Costa Rica, and Cuba), South America (Argentina, Chile, Brazil, and Colombia), and Europe (Spain), in both English and Spanish (2007-Present).
• Adjunct Assistant Professor. University of Arizona. Department of Hydrology and Atmospheric Sciences (2013-Present).
• Affiliate Professor. University of Hawaii at Hilo. College of Agriculture, Forestry, and Natural Resources Management. Soil and Water Engineering Department (2011-Present).
• Adjunct Assistant Professor. University of Arizona. Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering (2010-Present).
• Faculty Member. International Erosion Control Association (2009-Present).
• Faculty Member. Universidad Santo Tomás. Faculty of Agronomy and Forest Engineering (2006-2007).
• Adjunct Faculty Member. Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. Faculty of Agronomy and Forest Engineering (2006-2007).
Vendor Selection
Good experience getting supplies
Marketing Experience
Erosion control products
Other Relevant Experience
Spanish Market

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
Spanish He is totally fluent in Spanish

Fields of Expertise

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