International Collaboration

I have been a visiting professor at four Chilean universities over the past two decades:  University of Atacama, Institute of Mining & Water Law;  Catholic University Law School;  University of Chile, Center for Applied Economics;  and Diego Portales University Law School.  (See my CV for details.)  I currently collaborate with Univ. of Chile, Dept. of Environmental Sciences & Renewable Natural Resources, for which I have been senior advisor to two research and outreach projects about groundwater management in northern Chile:  Azapa Valley (2011-2013) and Copiapo Valley (2013-2015).
I am participating faculty in AQUASEC, Center for Water Security, an international network led by Univ. of Arizona and Catholic University of Chile (2011-now).
In addition to being an invited speaker at numerous conferences and universities in Spain, I have collaborated in particular with the New Water Culture Foundation, a non-governmental organization that combines policy analysis, academic research, and social activism to reform Spanish water policy (  For example, I have worked with this Foundation to advise the Spanish Government about water markets and to publish the Spanish translation of my second book.
I was a member and lead U.S. partner of an International Research Network on Water Governance and Access to Water in the Americas, organized and sponsored by the National Center for Scientific Research, France. This network consisted of universities and research institutes in France, the U.S., Argentina, and Chile. The network was led by Dr. Graciela Schneier-Madanes, CNRS.
I was a Fulbright scholar in Mendoza, Argentina, in 2003, where I was a visiting professor at the National University of Cuyo.  I taught a graduate course in water law and economics, and I did research on the history of hydropower development in Argentina and the impacts on hydropower management of privatizing the country’s electricity sector in the 1990s.