“The challenges of managing historical resources in the XNUMXst century at a global level”
SPEAKERS: Mr. Carlos Fernández-Jáuregui
Carlos Fernández-Jáuregui (Sucre, Bolivia. 1950) studied high school in Missouri (1968) and is a Civil Engineer (Hydraulics and Hydrology) from Universidad Mayor de San Andrés-UMSA, La Paz, Bolivia (1975) SIB Nº 1649. He obtained his Diplom Ingeniur (Dipl.Ing.) in Surface Hydrology from the Technische Universität Berlin, Federal Germany (1979) and later received a doctorate as Dr. Ing. (Certificate No. 638) from the American Institute of Hydrology, St. Paul, MN, USA – TU-Berlin in Hydrology and Water Resources Management.
He is currently Director of the Water Assessment and Advisory Global Network (WASA-GN), an international organization with a multidisciplinary network of professionals on water issues and a coach for the European Commission in the Horizon 2020 program. He has been director of the United Nations Office in support of the International Decade for Action “Water, Source of Life” 2005-2015, in Zaragoza, Spain and deputy director of the United Nations World Water Resources Assessment Program (WWAP), in Paris , France. He is a regional hydrologist of the International Hydrological Program (IHP) of UNESCO in Montevideo and Director of the Institute of Hydraulics and Hydrology UMSA-La Paz / TU-Berlin.
Full Professor TU-Berlin/UMSA-La Paz and Visiting Professor at universities in: Germany, France, United States, Italy, Latin America and the Caribbean. He is the author of the two UN World Water Reports -WWDR I and II 2003 and 2006 in addition to countless other books and scientific journals. Author of numerous publications on water resources, his relationship with these issues has been developed both in university teaching and in project management in the field. As coordinator of an important regional project for the conservation of water resources in rural areas of Latin America and the Caribbean and a specialist in water and environmental sciences for UNESCO, he has played a key role in the development of the International Hydrological Plan in Latin America and the Caribbean. . Dr Fernández-Jáuregui will present his valuable vision on the current situation of the availability of water resources worldwide, their use, the difficulties of dysfunctional management, the problems to be solved, as well as a paradigm shift in the intelligent management of water resources by proposing a solution to the governance crisis that countries face in order to have long-term sustainable management.
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