Mining Engineer and Associate Professor in IST, University of Lisbon, Portugal, where he is responsible for the disciplines of Hydrogeology and Groundwater.
He has worked extensively during the past 35 years in the fields of Physical and Chemical Hydrogeology, Groundwater Dependent Ecosystems, Groundwater and Climate Change, Aquifer Modelling, Stochastic Hydrogeology, Geoestatistics and Multivariate Data Analysis.
Responsible at IST of the ERASMUS+ Master Course: Groundwater and Global Change. Coordinator of more than 30 of national and international research projects in countries such as Peru, Colombia, Ecuador, Chile, Bolivia, Brazil Tunisia and Morocco. Coordinator of the Iberian American research network AQUIFERURAL: Methodologies and Application of Technologies for Sustainable Management of Aquifers in Rural Areas.
Consultant of the National Water and the Water Catchment Plans of Portugal. Consultant of the Groundwater National Plan of Colombia.
He is the author or co-author of more than 500 scientific publications and co-editor of the book Groundwater and Ecosystems (IAH Selected Papers series).
Awards: APRH Prize 1994; Water and Progress Prize 1997.