He holds a degree in Chemical Engineering by UNAM; he also has an M.A. in Energy Conservation and the Environment from the UK’s Cranfield University, as well as an Executive Diploma in High Level Management by the Pan-American Institute for High-Level Entrepreneurial Management (IPADE), in Mexico City. Professionally, he has held important positions in both the public and the private sectors: he was general deputy director for drinking water, drainage and water treatment at CONAGUA (National Water Commission) between the years 2006 and 2012; in 2005, he was appointed under-secretary for Promotion and Environmental Standards at SEMARNAT (Ministry for the Environment and Natural Resources). In 2003, he held the industrial inspection deputy directorship at PROFEPA (Environmental Protection Agency). In the private sector, he worked for CEMEX-Mexico as technical advisor and public relations.
Read more about Federico Grimaldi De León
Industrial Chemical Engineer. He has over twenty years’ worth of experience in standardization processes. He has managed chemical plants, including process and detailed engineering projects, as well as the building of same. He has worked in risk evaluation, safety programs and environmental audits. Also in production control and coordination of traffic functions for the handling of large volumes of raw materials and products.
Read more about Carlos A. Becker Duprat
ronmental engineer with a strong history of effective leadership investigating wastewater problems and developing environmental solutions since 1992. Throughout his career, he had the opportunity to review treatment operations, hazourdous wastes management and investigate concerns in both the government and corporate sectors. He work for PAQUES, Dutch company and UASB anaerobic wastewater treatment leader and Degremont, French company and aerobic wastewater treatment world leader. He became an Independant Environmental Consultant since 2001, coordinating and supervising of waste water treatment projects. Analyzing plant operations and investigating reported wastewater concerns during facility audits. Supporting global clients with a specialty in Environmental Science and Technology in Delft and anaerobic UASB treatment for industrial wastewater in Wageningen, the Netherlands. Utilizing extensive schooling and training in Chemical Engineering, Integrated Hydraulics Resource Management, and Environmental Policy, Management, and Technology. As well as Hazardous wastes management projects for national and international certification in metalmechanical and tannery industries. Participating for Hydrocarbons poluted soil remediations.
Alejandro Sosa Reyes
Executive Director, GEMI Initiative
Adrian Pedrozo Acuña
General Director, Mexican Institute of Water Technology
President, Water Advisory Council
Read more about Alejandro Sosa Reyes
Chemical Engineer from UAM (Metropolitan Autonomous University), with a special mention for academic excellence. During his career, he has had the privilege of occupying various honorary charges, both in the public and in the private sectors. For example, he is a member of the National Consulting Council for Sustainable Development, of the Climate Change Consulting Council, of CONIECO’s Consulting Council and of the Sustainability Council of Expansion magazine. He has also chaired COPARMEX’s National Ecology Commission, as well as the International Chamber of Commerce between the years 2003 and 2007; he has been a member of the Ecology Commissions of the most important entrepreneurial organizations of the country.
Read more about Adrian Pedrozo Acuña
Civil engineer with a Master's degree in Hydraulic Engineering from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) and a PhD in Engineering from the University of Plymouth, United Kingdom, he is also a researcher at UNAM's Institute of Engineering. His scientific work contains more than 100 publications and 45 articles in international indexed journals, with more than 600 citations. From 2012 to January 2019, he worked as Hydraulics Coordinator at UNAM's Institute of Engineering. He is the creator of the Real-time Hydrological Observatory and of the Multivariate Drought Monitor of Mexico, Mexican new tools for monitoring the hydrological cycle. He is a CONACYT Level-2 National Researcher and consultant to the World Bank for water, climate-change, and risk-related issues. He is a member of several international associations, such as the Hydro-environmental Research and Engineering Association, the Hydrological Sciences Association, the American Geophysics Association, and the European Geosciences Association. He is a member of the Editorial Committee of the Technology and Water Sciences Journal of the Mexican Institute of Water Technology and is the only Mexican Scientific Editor of the Ibero-American Journal of Water, published by Elsevier.
Read more about Víctor Lichtinger
He holds a degree in Economics from the Autonomous Metropolitan University and a Master's degree in Applied Economics from Stanford University. As a public servant, he collaborated with the Government of Michoacán for the past three years. Lichtinger served as Secretary of Environment and Natural Resources of the Federal Government from 2000 to 2003. Prior to that, he was appointed First Executive Director in charge of the Environmental Commission, created by the NAFTA Parallel Agreement, a position he held between 1994 and 1998. Regarding his experience in the private sector, Lichtinger has served as an environmental consultant, advising companies, governments and national and international NGOs. In addition, it has received several awards, such as the Polar Cross awarded by the Government of Sweden or the Green Globe Award, given by the international NGO Rainforest Alliance; and consultant to the World Bank and the United Nations Development Program. In 2010, he was a special ambassador representing Mexico City in the "Climate Summit of the Cities", held in Mexico City.
Research Consultant, Global Water Infrastructure& Services
Héctor Mayagoitia Domínguez
Polytechnic Coordinator for Sustainability, National Polytechnic Institute
Carlos Sandoval Olvera
Civil Engineer and President of the Mexican National Council of Industrial Ecologists, (Consejo Nacional de Industriales Ecologistas de México, A.C. CONIECO).
Read more about Keith Hays
Keith Hays, Vice President and Co-founder of Bluefield Research, is a seasoned market insight professional with over 20 years’ experience as a management consultant and industry analyst in the energy, water, and telecoms sectors. At Bluefield he leads the Global Municipal Insight Service and consulting practice that advises water sector strategies for infrastructure and services globally, with an emphasis on Public-Private Partnership models and Smart Water.
Mr. Hays holds a BA from Columbia University and an MBA from IESE Business School. He is based in Barcelona, Spain.
Read more about Héctor Mayagoitia Domínguez
Executive Secretary of the Environmental Monitoring Committee for Mexico City’s New International Airport. Member of the Advisory Committee of the Environmental Commission of the Megalopolis. Honorary Doctorate from the University of the Americas. Medal of Merit “Regional technological Institutes”. “Francisco Villa” Award from the LIV Legislature of the State of Durango. “Lazaro Cardenas” Medal of Merit from the National Polytechnic Institute. “Guadalupe Victoria” Award from the LIX Legislature of Durango. “Valentín Gómez Farías” Award from the Mexican Society of Geography and Statistics. Nature Conservation Recognition 2003, SEMARNAT-National Commission of Protected Natural Areas. Recognition from the Biosphere Reserve Foundation “Michilia” and “Mapimi”. SEMARNAT-DURANGO. Special Recognition for Ecological Merit 2013 SEMARNAT – Training Center for Sustainable Development.
Read more about Carlos Sandoval Olvera
Based in Mexico City, this nongovernmental business organization of more than 100 small and medium-sized industrialists promotes the reduction of pollution in industrial process and the wastewater treatment. Also is currently a member of the following advisory boards: Mexico Climate Change Council; Mexico City National Chamber of commerce and tourism (CANACO); Private Sector studies center for sustainable development (CESPEDES); Nacional Finance Minister (Nacional Financiera); Water Advisory Council (Consejo Consultivo del Agua); Environment and Natural Resources and Government Secretariats Commission for Human Rights; TUBOS DYSA SA Waste Water treatment facilities. In collaboration with E.J. Krause of México for more of 24 years, every year present the CONIECO International Environmental Conference with the Global Resources Environmental and Energy Network, the Green Expo, And in this year 2017 for first time: AQUATECH MEXICO 2017.
Hugo Roberto Rojas Silva
General Director, ANEAS
Read more about Hugo Rojas
He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Economics from the UAN, a Master's Degree in Business from UdeG, and a Diploma in Management of Operating Organizations from the UNAM. He has held several positions among them: Head of the Planning Department in Potable Water Systems and Sewerage of Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco (SEPAL Vallarta); Economic Analyst, Planning, Programming and Budget Committee, Chamber of Deputies; Director of Economic Promotion, H. City Hall of Puerto Vallarta, Jal .; Undergraduate and postgraduate university professor in subjects related to economic science. He won the National Prize for Innovation Processes in Drinking Water and Sanitation Services (PISAPyS) 2013.
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