Dr. Rodrigo Fernández
Senior Research Advisor
Rodrigo holds a BSc in Civil Engineering from the Universidad del Valle in Guatemala and MSc and PhD degrees in Water Related Disaster Management from the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies in Tokyo, Japan. Rodrigo has extensive experience conducting research and evaluating the changes on water resources imposed by climate variability and change. Other research interests include physical and water use dependencies of cities on mountainous headwaters, virtual water trades, and modeling social processes on the water cycle. Previously Rodrigo worked as a climate scientist for West Virginia University; as Statistical Software Developer for Living Image (Tsukuba, Japan); and as Research Technician in the National Disaster Prevention Agency in Guatemala. At EFI, he serves as an advisor to the Research Fellows on water, climate change, and sustainability issues; he is also a member of Region360, EFI’s Latin America initiative, where he conducts research on water and disaster management topics in Central America.