Hector Angarita is an environmental and water system scientist at the SEI Latin America Center.
Hector has more than 12 years of experience in water systems modelling and analysis, public utilities planning and operations, and policy design and evaluation. His work portfolio includes the analysis of the interactions between water resources and groups of interconnected cities, as well as hydrological forecast and cumulative impact assessments and policy design for freshwater systems conservation.
He contributed in the development of a set of enhancements to WEAP that allow for simulation of water balance dynamics of floodplains and wetlands. By providing an improved understanding of the linkages between climate variability, system operation, and floodplain dynamics, these new routines allow WEAP to link water management infrastructure development and operations planning to basin level ecosystem conservation or restoration projects.
Héctor received his MSc in hydrological systems in 2009 from the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, and his BA in civil engineering in 2004 at the National University of Colombia. He’s a PhD candidate in Environmental and Rural Studies from the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Bogotá.