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Email: jorge.rivera40@upr.edu

PhD, Civil Engineering (Water Resources), University of Colorado, 1988

MSCE, Sanitary Engineering, UPRM, 1982

BSCE, UPRM, 1979

Associate Degree in Sciences, UPR-Bayamón, 1975

Academic Experience
  • Professor, UPRM, Civil Engineering Dept., Jul 2000 to present.
  • Chancellor of UPRM, Dec 2011 to May 2013
  • Interim Chancellor of UPRM, Feb 2011 to Dec 2011
  • Director of the Research and Development Center (R&DC) of UPRM, Sep 2010 to Feb 2011
  • Acting Chancellor of UPRM, Oct 2009 to Aug 2010
  • Associate Professor, UPRM, Civil Eng. Dept., Jul 1992 to Jun 2000.
  • Assistant Professor, UPRM, Civil Eng. Dept., Jan 1989 to Jun 1992.
  • Leave of Absence from the UPRM, Aug 1983 to Dec 1988
  • Instructor, UPRM, Jul 1982 to Jul 1983
  • Lecturer, UPRM, Aug 1981 to Jun 1982
  • Coordination of Seventh Caribbean Islands Water Resources Congress;
  • Evaluation of Bridges Subjected to Military Loadings and Dynamic Hydraulic Effects;
  • Development of TMDL’s in the Río Grande de Añasco Watershed: Phase I
  • Development of TMDL’s in the Río Yagüez and Río Guanajibo: Phase I
  • Land Use Classification of Mayagüez Bay Watershed;
  • Safe Yield Determination for the Southwestern Irrigation System;
  • Innovative Onsite Wastewater Disposal Systems Outreach and Demonstration Project;
  • Inventory of Water Wells and Springs of Puerto Rico;
  • Agricultural Water Use Studies in Puerto Rico;
  • Development of a Hydraulic Model for the Water Distribution System of Mayagüez;
  • Development and Partial Implementation of an Education and Awareness Program for the Mayagüez Bay Comprehensive Integrated Management Plan Project;
  • Hydrologic/Hydraulics Study Evaluations for the D.E.N.R.
Non-Academic Experience
  • Principal of Hydrologic, Hydraulics, and Environmental Systems: Flood Studies, EIS, Solid Waste Management, and Pollution Control
Honors & Awards
  • Recipient of George Warren Fuller Award, AWWA, Jun 2007.
  • Guidelines for Hydrologic-Hydraulics Study development in Puerto Rico, June, 2016.

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