Dr. Alejandro Dussaillant

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Alejandro Dussaillant has 20+ years experience in water resources and hydrology, applied to sustainable drainage, flood hazards, and water supply, with regional specialisation in South America, USA and Italy.
Full Name
Dr. Alejandro Ricardo Dussaillant-Jones
Year of Birth
1969
Nationality
Chilean, Italian
Profession
Hydrological Engineer
Range of Experience
Alejandro Dussaillant has 20+ years experience in water resources and hydrology, applied to sustainable drainage, flood hazards, and water supply, with regional specialisation in South America, USA and Italy. His projects have included hydrological studies through most world climates from the humid tropics to arid zone hydrology, for drainage, flooding, fluvial geomorphology & dam impacts, catchment & river modelling, designing, establishing & operating hydrometric & environmental monitoring networks, and supporting development of professionals in Chile, USA and UK. Alejandro has participated in national & international projects ranging from that of specialist to project manager & team leader, and he helped implement during the past decade the licensing of sustainable drainage practices in the state of Wisconsin in USA and river basin environmental studies in Chilean Patagonia.
Career Summary
  • 2010-15 Senior Lecturer, Water & Environment, University of Greenwich, United Kingdom.
  • 2009-15 Associate Researcher, CIEP, Coyhaique, Chile.
  • 2007-09 Associate Professor, Civil Engineering, Universidad de Concepción, Chile.
  • 1997-07 Assistant Professor, Civil Engineering, Universidad Católica, Santiago, Chile.
  • 1994-96 Engineer, Dames & Moore Environmental Consultants, Santiago, Chile.
Education
  • 2002 : PhD Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA
  • 1994 : MEng Civil & Environmental Engineering, Universidad Católica, Chile
  • 1993 : BEng Civil & Environmental Engineering, Universidad Católica, Chile
Professional Affiliation
  • 2014-Present: Member of British Society of Geomorphology
  • 2013-Present: Member of British Hydrological Society
  • 2002-Present: Member of American Geophysical Union
  • 2000-03: Member of American Society of Civil Engineers
Key Assignments
  • Hydrological and pollutant retention modelling & design using own drainage software, world-wide
  • Causes, dynamics and impacts of lahars and floods by April 2015 Eruption of Calbuco Volcano, Chile [ONEMI]
  • Mountain and glacial hazards in southern Andes and river basin management expert [NRDC]
  • Hydropower technical & environmental sustainability [World Bank]
  • Infiltration of stormwater in bioretention cells [Lampadia foundation]
  • Urbanisation and its Hydrologic and Environmental Effects [Environmental Protection Agency, USA]
  • Water quality model for Mapocho River, Ministry of Public Works [Chile]
  • Environmental Impact Study of Tailing Dam [Polpaico S.A., Chile]
  • Review of HidroAysén, xStrata and Cuervo Hydroelectric Schemes, DGA [Water Authority, Chile]
  • Environmental Assessment of Wastewater Plants in Aysén, CONAMA [Environment Agency, Chile]
  • Water quality baseline studies, Trillium forestry Project, Tierra del Fuego [Trillium, Chile]
  • Feasibility Study of Bioretention System for Thanet [Kent County Council]
  • Low-cost camera-based wireless sensor network for flood warnings & data acquisition [Kent County Council]
  • Bioretention System Modelling Tool – Consultant Hydrologist [Public Works Dept, Los Angeles USA]
Country Experience
Argentina, Chile, UK, USA
Languages
Fluent in English, Spanish & Italian, basic knowledge of French
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