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Acerca del Autor (about the autor) Marco Morales PhD | Agua-Info: Información y Conocimiento del Agua y el Ambiente para el Desarrollo

Agua-Info: Información y Conocimiento del Agua y el Ambiente para el Desarrollo

proyecto@aguainfo.net, marco.morales75@gmail.com

Acerca del Autor (about the autor) Marco Morales PhD

Entrevista Marco Morales PhD en Canal Antigua, Gua Marzo 2016

Entrevista Marco Morales PhD en Canal Antigua, Gua Marzo 2016

Marco Morales, Director de Agua-Info, especializado en España, Japón y Guatemala. Doctor (PhD) en Ingeniería del Agua y el Medio Ambiente, con Maestría en Gestión y Planificación de Recursos Hídricos, y especialista en “Water quality monitoring”, “Análisis de sistemas hídricos” y “Gestión Integral del Ambiente”, con experiencia profesional en más de 20 países de América, Europa y Asia vinculada a la “innovación azul y verde”.

EL AUTOR: Marco Morales PhD

Actualmente brinda asesoría experta, a sector privado, cooperantes, academia, ONG, gobierno, sobre ciencia, tecnología, planificación estratégica, diseño, control y ejecución de proyectos vinculados con el agua y el ambiente para el desarrollo. Ello, mediante la figura profesional autónoma o dirigiendo equipos con la empresa Agua-Info.

En el período 2013 al primer trimestre de 2015 fue Gerente General de la empresa española Ofiteco (www.ofiteco.com), sucursal Guatemala, realizando el desarrollo de negocios y la dirección de estudios técnicos vinculados con todas las fases de proyectos de infraestructura hidráulica y de transporte (diseño, construcción, operación). Volumen de negocio ejecutado de 538 mil US$.

En el año 2013 concluyó sus funciones como coordinador nacional del programa “Fortaleciendo Capacidades con el Pueblo Mam para la Gobernabilidad Económica en Agua y Saneamiento”, enfocado en el fortalecimiento institucional de ámbito nacional, municipal y mancomunado, mediante acciones del ámbito político-normativo y técnico para el agua potable y el saneamiento, el riego, la protección de cuencas y la gestión de conocimiento. Logró la ejecución de más del 99% de los US$ 5.9 millones y más del 96% del cumplimiento global de las metas del programa.

Con la administración pública guatemalteca, durante cinco años se desempeñó en el campo de la asesoría, la negociación, la representación del interés nacional, la gestión y la implementación de proyectos, al más alto nivel institucional y político del país: Vicepresidencia de la República, Cancillería, Ministerios de Ambiente, de Comunicaciones e Infraestructura, de Agricultura, Instituto de Bosques, Instituto de Fomento Municipal, Consejo Nacional de Áreas Protegidas, entre otros.

En ese contexto, fue parte del equipo que preparó el “Programa Nacional contra la Desertificación y la Sequía”, y es coautor principal del proyecto nacional “Planificación hidrológica, obras de regulación hidráulica y gobernanza del agua” que logró compromiso de donación millonaria del Fondo del Agua de España y de la Cooperación Holandesa.

En su experiencia con la cooperación internacional, participó desde sus inicios en la instalación de la “Mesa de Ambiente y Agua” para el cumplimiento de la Declaración de París. Realizó para la cooperación japonesa JICA el “Diagnóstico nacional de alcantarillado y plantas de tratamiento de aguas residuales en Guatemala” (2010), y para el PNUD / Gabinete del Agua la “Política Nacional del Agua de Guatemala y su Estrategia” (2011).

El consultor también posee quince años de experiencia en el ámbito académico y de investigación y desarrollo (I+D) en organismos nacionales e internacionales donde se especializó en la generación de ciencia y tecnología del agua, el ambiente, la ecohidrología, la hidráulica fluvial, la hidrología de cuencas. En Guatemala modeló la hidrología diaria y la lluvia horizontal del bosque nuboso de la Sierra de las Minas para estimar sus recursos hídricos y aportes al Valle del Motagua. En España, siendo investigador del Instituto de Ingeniería del Agua y Medio Ambiente y co-administrando más de 110,000 euros, desarrolló el primer modelo matemático ecohidrológico de riberas de ríos del país (modelo RibAV) para predecir los impactos potenciales del uso del agua con indicadores del ecosistema de ribera.

ABOUT THE AUTOR Marco Morales

Specialized freelance consultant for private sector, international agencies, NGOs and government, around science, technology, and planning on the topics of water and environment for development through strategic planning, design, evaluation and execution of projects. Also leading professional teams as Director of Agua-Info.
Between 2013 and 2015, he was General Manager of Ofiteco (www.ofiteco.com), Spanish company in Guatemala, in charge of business development and technical studies related to the different phases of projects of hydraulic infrastructure and transport (design, construction, operation). Business executed budget 538 thousand US$.
Between 2011 and 2013, National Coordinator of the Joint Program “Capacity-Building amongst the Mam People in Economic Water and Sanitation Governance”, program dedicated to institutional strengthening to national, municipal and community scope, through political normative and technical actions for drinking water and sanitation, watering, watershed protection and knowledge development. 99% of budget execution (US$5.9 millions) and 96% goal achievement.
More than 5 years of expertise with Public Administration in Guatemala, for the Guatemalan vice Presidency, Ministries of Environment, Agriculture and Foreign Issues -among others-, in the field of: consultancy, national task force for international negotiations related to water issues, and planning/management of water national projects.
Author/coauthor/editor of documents for water institutional and technical framework prepared for decision makers and technical staff of national and local levels as well as international cooperation agencies; among them: National Program Against Desertification and Drought; National Project “Hydrological and Hydraulic Infrastructure Planning” (AECID / Netherland Cooperation); Multiannual Water and Environmental Planning in context of Paris Declaration; National Diagnosis on Water Treatment and Water Quality for JICA; Edition 2011 of the “Guatemalan National Policy and its Strategy” (nowadays the framework for the Guatemalan National Agenda 2012-2016).
The consultant also has 15 years of experience in Guatemalan and Spanish organisms in the field of:  science and technology, research and development applied to water, environment, Ecohydrology, fluvial hydraulics, and basin hydrology; as researcher developed the riparian mathematical model RibAV to predict water usage impacts by applying river ecosystem indicators (the research project funding was more than 110,000 euros)

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