José Luis Santos Garcia


City of Gauyaquil, Ecuador (EMAPAG).

José Luis Santos Garcia will present a case study discussing integrated watershed management for flood prevention and mitigation through land use planning, urban drainage and stormwater management planning. As General Manager of EMAPAG, the Municipal Water and Wastewater Company of Guayaquil, Ecuador, Santos has used such activities to adapt the city and its metropolitan area to rising sea levels and more severe impacts from El Niño associated with climate change. He has over 35 years of experience in water resources management projects associated with urban, agricultural and agro-industrial development.