David is a Research Associate at SEI Latin America, working within our research line of inquiry on water management. He is a civil engineer with over ten (10) years of professional experience in hydrology, water quality, and water resource management.
David has worked in evaluating hydro-climatological effects related to land use and land cover transformations with an ecohydrological approach, pollutants detection through continuous measurement technologies and machine learning methods, and generation of ensembles for hydrological forecasting by performing machine learning methods and conventional hydrological models.
His working experience includes public (environmental authorities) and private sectors (consulting) in Colombia. He defined water quality aims in urban rivers, assessed hydrological connectivity in the framework of hydropower projects to support planning and decision-making processes, and applied simple hydrology models and reanalysis data to forecasting streamflow in the short term.
David holds a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the Universidad Católica de Colombia and a master’s degree in hydro systems from Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Colombia. In addition, David is a Ph.D. student at Universidad Nacional de Colombia. He has focused his research on ecohydrological impacts from the influence of land use and cover transformation in the landscape.