NILSON GUIGUER, Ph.D.
Water Resources Engineer and Senior Hydrogeologist, with more than 30 years of experience in water supply, soil and groundwater contamination, environmental risk assessment, groundwater protection and groundwater relegation. He was a professor at the University of São Paulo, University of Costa Rica, University of Waterloo and Federal University of Santa Catarina. He is also a recognized instructor in professional courses in several countries. Founder and President for 15 years of Waterloo Hydrogeologic based in Waterloo, Canada, and with branches in Tampa in Florida, São Paulo and Recife in Brazil, and Santiago in Chile. Later Vice President in charge of the Latin American business of Schlumberger Water Services where he also held the position of Global Marketing Director based in Abu Dhabi United Arab Emirates. He was subsequently Managing Director of the Danish-based multinational DHI, The Water Experts, consolidating its operations in Brazil.
As a recognized groundwater simulation specialist, he has been the developer of several groundwater software packages used worldwide, such as Visual MODFLOW, Flowpath and Airflow / SVE, as well as data interpretation and visualization packages such as HydroGeoAnalyst, Visual Wells and SIAGAS Web. He has written several scientific papers, two chapters of a book and one book, and he was recipient of the John Helms Award in 2000 by the United States National Ground Water Association (NGWA), an award given annually to those who contribute most to the advancement in science in the field of Groundwater. He managed several projects related to Water Resources, distribution and water supply. He has extensive experience in the mining and oil and gas industries as well as integrated water resources management. He is currently Director of Water Services and Technologies where he also serves as project manager.