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Alberto Manganelli

Executive Director of the Regional Center for Groundwater Management in Latin America and the Caribbean (CeReGAS)
Executive Director of the Regional Center for Groundwater Management in Latin America and the Caribbean (CeReGAS), in Montevideo, Uruguay.  CeReGAS is under UNESCO’s auspices (Category II Center) and is hosted by the Ministry of Housing, Territorial Planning and Environment. The center does groundwater training, develop management and governance tools and capacity-building regionally, in collaboration with UNESCO’s International Hydrological Programme (IHP) and other UNESCO water centers.
Manganelli has 25 years of professional experience mainly in the area of hydrogeology, and, as an independent consultant he worked for various international organizations (UNDP, OAS, UNESCO), Uruguayan national agencies (DINAMA, MGAP, Municipal Governments) and national and international private companies (CUP, Hidromar, SEU, etc.). He also served as a teacher in the University of the Republic of Uruguay, in charge of the courses of Environmental Impact Assessment in Mining Activities and Environmental Geology in the Geological Sciences Department. Of the carried out works they stand out: Consultancy for the set-up of the national system of environmental indicators in the component groundwater. Action Plan for the Control, Monitoring and Evaluation of Groundwater, within the Program for the modernization of the institutional framework for environmental management and planning (DINAMA - MVOTMA); Regional Technical Coordinator for the Americas in the Groundwater component, within the framework of the TWAP Project (Transboundary Waters Assessment Program - UNESCO); Technical Assistant (Hydrogeology) of the General Secretariat of the Project for the Environmental Protection and Sustainable Development of the Guarani Aquifer System. (OAS-GEF-WORLD BANK); Consultant in hydrogeology for the Program of management of natural resources and development of irrigation-PRENADER (MGAP-MTOP-OPP-World Bank).