Ruben Aleman has led an impressive career as an environmental specialist for more than twenty-five plus years working primarily in the public sector. In his current role as the President of the National Administration of Aqueducts and Sewers, (ANDA), the main water utility in El Salvador, Ruben has been able to set ambitious targets to articulate administrative and field work between communities, government, and non-governmental institutions to implement water and sanitation projects to benefit millions of Salvadorans.
Prior to his current role as President of ANDA, he worked for over thirteen years as a Senior Environmental Specialist at the United State Agency for International Development (USAID), helping the US Government with the implementation of USAID’s Central American Regional Environmental Program activities and representing the U.S. government at national and regional meetings/ and conferences.
His experience in ANDA started in his early years of his professional career in 1996 as a water and sanitation specialist. At ANDA, he was in charge of managing water quality control in San Salvador and provided assistance to the water and sanitation network to improve their quality.
He graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and Chemistry from the University of the Ozarks, Arkansas. Later on, he earned a Master’s of Science degree in Natural Resources Engineering in the University of Karlsruhe, Germany, and a postgraduate diploma in Integrated Water Resource Management in the University of Dresden, Germany. In addition to strengthening his scientific knowledge, these educational experiences broadened his cultural scene and solutions to environmental issues on an international level.
Wednesday 10th May, 11:00 – 12:30: Big Plans Roundtables