Specialists from the Water Center of the Humid Tropics for Latin America and the Caribbean (CATHALAC) will develop this workshop in the computer lab of this Center which will last 8 hours and will be taught in the Spanish. CATHALAC facilities are located within the City of Knowledge complex in Clayton, Panama City.
The workshop will be held in the computer lab of the Water Center of the Humid Tropics for Latin America and the Caribbean (CATHALAC) located in the City of Knowledge, Clayton, Panama City. The duration is 8 hours and it will be taught in Spanish.
The activity intends to offer attendees, techniques for identifying the most outstanding parameters that to be taken into consideration to optimize modeling processes in tropical watersheds, based on the experiences that have been had in Central America and the Caribbean. .
The tools that will be used during the workshop are ArcGIS, SWAT and SWAT – CUP. Basic knowledge of geographic information systems is required
JOSÉ MARÍA GUARDIA ESCOBAR
Bachelor in Professional Geography with over 18 years of experience applying the tools of geographic information system (GIS) and remote sensing. He has done work related to natural disasters, rain anomalies, climate scenario, land use change and natural resources planning.
He has been part of the hydrological modeling executing team to calculate water availability in watersheds of Central America and the Caribbean. An instructor also in the areas of climate change and management of water resources of international graduates offered by CATHALAC in collaboration with the United Nations University Institute for Water, Environment and Health (UNU-INWEH). Has also taught courses in hydrological modeling at the Technological University of Panama, Azuero Regional campus and the Technological Institute of Santo Domingo, in the Dominican Republic.
OCTAVIO ALONSO SMITH MOLINAR
Geography applied to risk management, geographic information system (GIS), land use planning and water modeling
SUMMARY OF EXPERIENCE
Bachelor in Professional Geography with more than 20 years of experience applying the tools of geographic information system and remote sensing. He has served as Project Manager in natural phenomena related to floods and landslides for the International Charter on “Space and Major Disasters of the United Nations Platform for Space-based Information for Disaster Management and Emergency Response (UN-SPIDER). Has been part of the Regional System of Visualization and Monitoring (SERVIR) implementing team since its inception.
He has been part and performed within multidisciplinary teams to develop land use plans as well as in integrated water resources management plans in different geographical areas. He has also been a university professor in the field of economic evaluation and social impact and in economics for environmental impact assessment.
He currently teaches courses in the international diploma Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) offered jointly by CATHALAC and the United Nations University Institute for Water, Environment and Health (UNU-INWEH) in the areas of climate change and water resources management. He has taught hydrological modeling courses at the Technological University of Panama in Azuero, at the Technological Institute of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic and at the University of San Carlos and the Western University of Quetzaltenango in Guatemala. Additionally, he has taught Non-Point Source Pollution Modeling Using NSPECT Model at the National University of Costa Rica in Heredia, Costa Rica.
LYANNE ISVETH SALAZAR FIGUEROA
Environmental Engineering applied to geographic information system (GIS) and hydrological modeling
SUMMARY OF EXPERIENCE
Environmental Engineer with more than 3 years of experience applying the tools of geographic information system and hydrological modeling. She has developed hydrological modeling and calculations of environmental flows in different watersheds located in the Republic of Panama. Has also taught hydrological modeling courses at the Technological University of Panama in Azuero and at the University of Occidente in Quetzaltenango in Guatemala.
Workshop cost: $165.00 per person.
Includes: Transportation, lunch, beverage, coffee break.p
Day: Sunday 1, September, 2019
Duration: 8 hours
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