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Researcher - Professor - Consultant - Author

Pablo Garcia-Chevesich

Email Address: pablogarciach@gmail.com

CONSULTING, EXPERT WITNESS, AND EDUCATIONAL SERVICES:

  • Watershed Management Strategies
  • Soil Erosion/Sediment Processes and Control
  • Surface Hydrology
  • Land Reclamation
  • Arid Land Management
  • Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation

ACADEMIC BACKGROUND:

  • Ph.D. in Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering. University of Arizona (2009).
  • M.Sc. in Watershed Management. University of Arizona (2005).
  • B.Sc. in Forest Engineering. University of Chile (2001).

SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:

  • More than 15 years of Research, Teaching, Consulting, and Expert Witness experience in the US, Europe, Africa, South America, and Central America.
  • Outstanding Interpersonal Skills.
  • Fluent in English and Spanish.
  • Author of many Publications and Books.

EXPERTISE:

  • Water Resources Management
  • Watershed Management Strategies (including Watershed Management plans).
  • Soil Erosion/Sediment Processes and Control.
  • Watershed Hydrology (including Stormwater Management, Urban Hydrology, and Forest Hydrology).
  • Land Reclamation.
  • Arid Land Management
  • Mine Site Restoration.
  • BMPs, Clean Water Act, and Water Quality Expertise.
  • Grant Writing.
  • Project Engineering and Management.

AVAILABLE SHORT COURSES:

  • Watershed Hydrology
  • Erosion Control and Land Reclamation
  • Watershed Management

PUBLICATIONS:

BOOKS AND BOOK CHAPTERS:

  • Garcia-Chevesich, P., D. Neary, D. Scott, and R. Benyon (Eds.). 2015. Forest management and the impact on water resources: a review of 12 nations. United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization. International Hydrological Program. 204 p.
  • Garcia-Chevesich, P. 2015. Erosion control and land restoration. Outskirts Press. Denver, CO. 451 p.
  • Garcia-Chevesich, P. 2015. Control de la erosión y recuperación de suelos degradados. Outskirts Press. Denver, CO. 407 p.
  • Garcia-Chevesich, P. 2015. Erosion control and land reclamation (In Edition). 407 p.
  • Garcia-Chevesich, P. (Ed. in Chief), D. Neary, D. Scott, and R. Benyon (Eds.). 2015. Forest management and the impact on water resources: a review of 14 nations. United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). International Hydrological Program (In Edition).
  • Jofré, P., C. Büchner, R. Ipinza, C. Bahamondes, S. Barros, P. García, and J. Cabrera. 2014. State of the art on water and forest plantations (Spanish). Agricultural Innovation Foundation (FIA) and Forest Institute of Chile (Infor). Government of Chile. Ministery of Agriculture. 120 p.
  • Garcia-Chevesich, P. 2014. Rainwater harvesting practices in the United States. In: Pizarro, R., C. Morales, P. Garcia-Chevesich, A. Abarza, F. Urbina y M. A. Córdoba. Rain water harvesting systems in the Americas. International Hydrological Program. United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). In Press.
  • Ffolliott, P., K. Brooks, R. Pizarro, P. Garcia-Chevesich, and D. Neary. 2013. Erosion and sediment processes on watershed landscapes. United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). 70 p.
  • Garcia-Chevesich, P. y J. J. Aguirre. 2013. Manual de diseño de sistemas de cosecha de aguas lluvia, para uso domiciliario. Instituto Forestal. Gobierno de Chile. 19 p.
  • Eduardo A. Varas, José Luis Ayuso, Ben Ingram, Ignacio Vidal, Juan Pablo Flores, Claudia Sangüesa, Mauricio Vera, Carlos Vallejos, Claudio Olivares, Roberto Pizarro, Pablo García-Chevesich. 2013. Aplicaciones Estadísticas en Hidrología: El Caso de las Intensidades de Precipitación y las Curvas IDF en la Zona Central de Chile. Editorial Universidad de Talca, Chile. 110 p.
  • Pizarro, R. P. Garcia-Chevesich, F. Balocchi, and R. Valdés. 2012. Chapter 11: IDF curves on south-central Chile. In: Chile: Environmental, Political and Social Issues. Nova Science Publishers.
  • Garcia-Chevesich, P. 2010. Factores que afectan la erosión y sedimentación. En: Brea, J. D. y Balocchi, F. (Eds.). Procesos de erosión – sedimentación en cauces y cuencas. Volumen 1. United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). Programa Hidrológico Internacional. PHI-VII / Documento Técnico N° 22. Pp. 9-18.
  • Garcia-Chevesich, P. 2010. Metodologías de medición de la erosión y sedimentación. En: Brea, J. D. y Balocchi, F. (Eds.). Procesos de erosión – sedimentación en cauces y cuencas. Volumen 1. United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). Programa Hidrológico Internacional. PHI-VII / Documento Técnico N° 22. Pp. 36-50.
  • Garcia-Chevesich, P. 2008. Procesos y control de la erosión. Outskirts Press. Denver, CO. 274 p.

OTHER PUBLICATIONS (JOURNALS, MAGAZINES, ETC.):

  • Garcia-Chevesich, P., R. Pizarro, and R. Valdes. 2015. How forestry in the southern hemisphere can help address desertification and global climate change. Journal of Forestry 113(1): 72-74.
  • Garcia-Chevesich, P., R. Valdés, D. Neary, and R. Pizarro. 2015. Using rainwater harvesting techniques for firefighting purposes near forest plantations. Journal of Tropical Forest Sciences 27(1): 1-2.
  • Garcia-Chevesich, P., D. Neary, and R. Valdes. 2015. The controversy over forest plantations and water use in Chile: myths, realities, international experience, and recommendations. Commonwealth Forestry Association’s Newsletter (In press).
  • Valdés, R., Pizarro, R., Garcia-Chevesich, P., Valdés, J.B., Pérez, F., Olivares, C., Vera, M., Balocchi, F., Vallejos, C., Fuentes, R., and Abarza, A. 2014. Water Governance in Chile: Availability, Management, and Climate Change. Journal of Hydrology 519(C): 2538-2567.
  • Garcia-Chevesich, P. 2014. La ocurrencia de incendios forestales en Chile y sus consecuencias en la erosión y la hidrología de cuencas. Mundo Forestal 26: 45-49.
  • Pizarro, R., Valdés, R., Abarza, A., and Garcia-Chevesich, P. 2014. A Simplified Storm Index Method to extrapolate Intensity-Duration-Frequency (IDF) Curves for ungauged stations in Central Chile. Hydrological Processes Journal 29(5): 641-652.
  • Garcia-Chevesich, P., S. Alvarado, D. Neary, R. Valdes, J. Valdes, J. Aguirre, M. Mena, R. Pizarro, P. Jofré, M. Vera, and C. Olivares. 2014. Respiratory disease and particulate air pollution in Santiago Chile: Contribution of erosion particles from fine sediments. Journal of Environmental Pollution 187(April): 202-205. DOI: 10.1016/j.envpol.2013.12.028.
  • Garcia-Chevesich, P. 2013. La carretera hídrica de Arizona y su replicabilidad en Chile. Riego 6: 35.
  • R. Pizarro-Tapia, F. Balocchi-Contreras, P. Garcia-Chevesich, K. Macaya-Perez, Per Bro, L. León-Gutiérrez, B. Helwig, R. Valdés-Pineda. 2013. On Redefining the Onset of Baseflow Recession on Storm Hydrographs. Open Journal of Modern Hydrology 3(4): 269-277.
  • Pizarro, R., P. Garcia-Chevesich, R. Valdes, F. Dominguez, F. Hossain, P. Ffolliott, C. Olivares, C. Morales, F. Balocchi, and P. Bro. 2013. Inland water bodies in Chile can locally increase rainfall intensity. Journal of Hydrology 481: 56-63.
  • Pizarro, R. R. Valdes, P. Garcia-Chevesich, C. Vallejos, C. Sanguesa, C. Morales, F. Balocchi, A. Abarza, and R. Fuentes. 2012. Latitudinal analysis of rainfall intensity and mean annual precipitation in Chile. Chilean Journal of Agricultural Research 72(2): 252-271.
  • Garcia-Chevesich, P. and J. Etra. 2012. Using vegetation to stabilize slopes. Environmental Connection 6(1): 28-29.
  • Garcia-Chevesich, P. 2011. Control de la erosión post-fuego. Foresta 54: 62-69.
  • Garcia-Chevesich, P. 2011. Control de la erosión post-fuego. Control de la erosión en Iberoamérica 7(1): 4-9.
  • Garcia-Chevesich, P. 2011. Efectos del fuego en el recurso suelo. Mundo Forestal 6(6): 12-15.
  • Garcia-Chevesich, P., C. Black, T. Tuki, and R. Pizarro. 2010. Easter Island project offers practical solutions for restored sustainability. Environmental Connection 4(4): 14-16.
  • Garcia-Chevesich, P., R. Pizarro, C. L. Stropki, P. Ramirez de Arellano, P. F. Ffolliott, L. F. DeBano, D. G. Neary, and D. C. Slack. 2010. Formation of post-fire water repellent layers in Monterrey pine (Pinus radiata D. Don) plantations in central Chile. Journal of Soil Science and Plant Nutrition 10(4): 399-406.
  • Garcia-Chevesich, P. 2010. Helpful Guidelines for Effectively Using Pins to Measure Erosion Rates. Environmental Connection 4(2): 15-16.
  • Garcia-Chevesich, P. 2009. Erosion processes and control. Ph. D. Dissertation. Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering. The University of Arizona. 578 p.
  • Garcia-Chevesich, P. 2008. Post-fire water repellency and its consequences on soil erosion. Environmental Connection 2(3): 18-20.
  • Neary, D.G.; Garcia-Chevesich, P. 2008. Environmental impacts of mining-derived coastal sand dunes, Chañaral Bay, Chile. Arizona Hydrological Society Annual Meeting, September 22-23, 2008. (Published Abstract).
  • Neary, D.G.; Garcia-Chevesich, P. 2008. Potential effects of recent climate change on municipal and agricultural water supplies in Chile. Arizona Hydrological Society Annual Meeting, September 22-23, 2008. (Published Abstract).
  • Neary, D.G.; Garcia-Chevesich, P. 2008. Climate change impacts on municipal, mining, and agricultural water supplies in Chile. Hydrology and Water Resources in Arizona and the Southwest 38: 53-57.
  • Neary, D.G.; Garcia-Chevesich, P. 2008. Hydrology and erosion impacts of mining derived coastal sand dunes, Chañaral Bay, Chile. Hydrology and Water Resources in Arizona and the Southwest 38: 47-52.
  • Garcia-Chevesich, P. 2005. Changes in soil resources following a historical wildfire in Arizona. M. Sc. Thesis, University of Arizona (2005).
  • Garcia-Chevesich, P. P. Ffolliott, and D. Neary. 2004. Soil erosion following the Rodeo-Chediski wildfire: an initial assessment. Hydrology and water resources in Arizona and the southwest 34 (1): 52-56.
  • Gottfried, Gerald J.; Ffolliott, Peter F.; Garcia, Pablo; Valdez-Zamudio, Diego; Al-Khouri, Akram. 2003. Assessment of fire-damaged mesquite trees 8 years following an illegal burn. Pages 166-168 In: McClaran, Mitchel P.; Ffolliott, Peter F.; Edminster, Carleton B. (tech. coords.). Santa Rita Experimental Range: 100 Years (1903-2003) of Accomplishments and Contributions. Proceedings. RMRS-P-30. Odgen, UT: USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station.
  • Garcia-Chevesich, P. 2001. Trees of Cave Creek Canyon, Southwestern Research Station, The American Museum of Natural History. 20 p.
  • Garcia-Chevesich, P. 2001. Characterization and proposition of silvicultural treatments on a tamarugo (Prosopis tamarugo) plantation located in Toconao, Region II of Chile. Forest Engineering B. Sc. Thesis. University of Chile. 64 p.

POSTER PAPERS:

  • García-Chevesich, P. y F. Vaccarezza. Propuesta de cooperación conjunta UST / Conaf / Good-Year, para la recuperación de terrenos degradados mediante la utilización de neumáticos en desuso. En: II Congreso Interamericano de Residuos sólidos. Viña del Mar, Chile. 3-6 octubre (2007).
  • García-Chevesich, P. y F. Vaccarezza. Estabilización de relaves e implementación de un sistema agroforestal en la bahía de Chañaral, III Región En: II Congreso Interamericano de Residuos sólidos. Viña del Mar, Chile. 3-6 octubre (2007).
  • Garcia-Chevesich, P. and A. Vita. Characterization and proposition of silvicultural treatments for a plantation of Tamarugo (Prosopis Tamarugo) in the Atacama Desert, Chile. International Arid Land Consortium Conference. Tucson, Arizona (2002).

CONFERENCES AND SEMINARS:

  • Guest Speaker: Seminar on Rainwater Harvesting. Talca, Chile (2014).
  • Guest Speaker: Seminar on Mitigation Strategies for Climate Change. Talca, Chile (2013).
  • Guest Speaker: Seminar on Forestry and Water. Concepción, Chile (2013).
  • Guest Speaker: Seminar on International Sediment Initiative (Unesco). Santiago, Chile (2012).
  • Honor Speaker: The 27th International Conference on Erosion Control. Orlando, FL (2011).
  • Pizarro, R., P. Garcia-Chevesich, et al. Modeling Soil Movement in Arid and Semiarid Areas of Northern Chile. Arizona-Nevada Academy of Sciences Conference (2011).
  • Honor Speaker: The V Conference on Erosion and Sediment Control. Panama City, Panama (2010).
  • Garcia-Chevesich, P. Watershed Management and Agriculture in Chile. Hydrology of Irrigated Areas. Mendoza, Argentina (2007).
  • Garcia-Chevesich, P., P. Ffolliott, and C. Stropki. Fire Effects on Soil Loss in Ponderosa Pine Ecosystems. 57th Agronomic Conference of Chile. Santiago, Chile. Pp. 48 (2006).
  • Gottfried, G., P. Ffolliott, P. Garcia-Chevesich, D. Valdez, and A. Al-Khouri. Assessment of fire-damaged mesquite trees 8 years following an illegal burn. Proceedings of the 100 years of research on the Santa Rita Experimental Range conference. Phoenix, Arizona. Pp. 166-168 (2003).