With a geology background, I have always been interested in water topics, particularly water supply in arid areas. So I decided to reorient my career towards hydrology and hydrogeology.
M. Eng Hydrology
The main specialization training was a M. Eng studied at the Center for Hydrographic Studies of the CEDEX, the public research center shared by the Spanish ministries of Environment and Public Works. This course allowed me acquire a broad while deep view on the main topics of hydrology and hydrogeology, and become familiar with several mathematical models and computer tools frequently used in these disciplines, such as HEC-RAS, HEC-HMS, CHAC, GRASS GIS, AQUATOOL, etc.
Other specialization courses
Early after graduation, I became interested in studying postgraduate courses abroad. I took two specialized courses in the UK as a complement to the hydrology basis provided by the M.Eng.
One of the most interesting points of all these courses is that they brought me in touch with water resources professionals (civil engineers, geologists, geographers, environmentalists, etc) from Spain, the UK and many places all over the world, which opened a door to understanding the major problems associated with water resources in this part of the world.
I have had a passion for languages and hieroglyphs since my early childhood. Learning Korean and traditional Chinese started as a hobby. It also became a basis for approaching other Asian languages (Mandarin and Japanese), which I currently study, paying special attention to the ethimological roots of technical and scientific vocabulary related to my fields of interest.
Prospects and interests
Professionally, I would like to focus on the fields of Hydrology (particulary hydrologic modeling and simulation systems applied to Integrated Watershed Management), Hydrogeology and Cooperation for Development projects related to water supply and sanitation in developing areas.
I would like my professional activity to become a small contribution to addressing water management problems, in close relationship with poverty reduction and sustainable development, and also spreading the message in order to 1) helping raise public awareness on the importance of these topics, 2) encouraging people to work and research in these areas, investors to pay attention to development projects, etc . To this purpose I would like to dedicate my technical, writing and creative skills. I dedicate some of my free time to expressing thoughts and feelings (often related to or inspired by water issues and other social problems) by means of: writing, drawing, photography, video and the combination of all the above.
I will highly appreciate information on your public or private projects related to integrated watershed management in particular, and water and environmental problems in general, as well as cooperation for development projects in a broad sense. All comments and suggestions about Hydrogeoville or the topics it deals with will be very welcome.