Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Bogotá, Colombia

Founded by the Society of Jesus in 1623, it is a Catholic university, recognized by the Colombian government, which aims to serve the human community, especially Colombia, seeking to establish a more civilized, more educated and more just society, inspired by the Gospel values. It promotes comprehensive training of people, human values, development and transmission of science and culture, and contributes to the development, guidance, constructive criticism and transformation of society.

Science and Engineering of Water and Environment

Research Group Science and Engineering of Water and Environment seeks, through conception, promotion and development of projects of fundamental and applied research and the training of qualified human resources, the creation and transfer of new knowledge in water resources, sanitary and environmental engineering, and sustainable development.

Research Projects in Natural Resources Management

  • Morphological effects of riparian vegetation growth in river systems on a channel-stream scale
  • Analysis of meteorological and hydrological droughts in the Magdalena river basin
  • Urban trees services (rain interception, and solar radiation blocking) in Honda (Colombia)
  • Green roofs pilot project: an alternative to environmental preservation, food security and community strengthening in Usme (Bogotá, Colombia)
  • Endocrine disruptors in the urban water cycle in the cities of Cali and Bogotá: implications and control mechanisms

BSc, MSc and Doctoral Programs relevant to CNRD

  • Master in Hydrosystems
  • Ph.D. in Engineering
  • Ph.D. in Environmental Studies

Activities in capacity development relevant to CNRD

  • Definition of basic sanitation strategies in the Ticuna community of the Nazareth reservation in the Amazonas, Colombia
  • Green roofs as an alternative to environmental preservation, food security and community strengthening in Usme
  • Characterization of socio-hydrodynamic relationships in tropical marshes. Case of the swampy complex of the Cienaga de la Rinconada (Magdalena)


Pool of Experts

Urban Hydrology Andrés Torres
Climate change and remote sensing Juan Giraldo
Water resources management Nelson Obregón
Marine Ecotoxicology Andrea Luna
River Morphodynamics Andrés Vargas
Computational fluid mechanics Jorge Escobar
Sanitary engineering, water pollution Jaime Lara


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