Expert in Watershed Hydrology and Erosion Control
Expert ID: 724684 Arizona, USA
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
|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|
|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|
|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|
|Associations / Societies|
|Member of the International Erosion Control Association|
|Prospective editor of Bosques Journal
• 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|
|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).
|Good experience getting supplies|
|Erosion control products|
|Other Relevant Experience|
|Spanish||He is totally fluent in Spanish|
Fields of Expertise
anti-erosion coating material, soil erosion, stream erosion, surface water, surface water runoff, water erosion, water resource, watershed evaluation, wetland hydrology, climate change, climate change mitigation, flood tendencies, precipitation tendencies, return period analysis, earth erosion, erosion control, hydrology, watershed, watershed hydrology