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Monday, 22 May 2017
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Global Change Institute (20)
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Ms Krystle Henry
3443 3118
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Global Change Institute

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The University of Queensland’s Global Change Institute is honoured to host Argentina’s most senior manager of national water resources, Professor Pablo Bereciartua, as a guest on Monday, May 22. Professor Bereciartua holds the position of Undersecretary of Water Resources, and in this role oversees the National Bureau of Water Policy to plan and execute national water policy, supervise compliance and coordinate national plans, programs and projects related to water resources. In his presentation to UQ, will discuss the transformation of the water sector to achieve efficiency and improved environmental quality.

In the public sector, Professor Bereciartua has served as the Director of Infrastructure for the City of Buenos Aires, where he faced both enormous challenges and opportunities to apply new technologies to the city and regional infrastructure. Professor Bereciartua is a professor at the University of Buenos Aires (UBA) and former dean at the Buenos Aires Institute of Technology (ITBA), where he focused on teaching and researching the link between technology, infrastructure and social and economic impact. He also serves as vice president of the Argentinean Social Forum, and has shared his ideas on innovation, education, technology, the future of mobility and cities across media platforms in Argentina. He is also Vice President of the Argentinean Engineering Center and member of the Institute of Transport of the National Academy of Engineering. A trained engineer, he graduated with honors from Universidad Nacional de la Plata, Argentina.

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