Enrique Prunes

Senior Program Officer, Freshwater

Enrique Prunes
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Enrique Prunes is a Senior Program Officer for Freshwater at WWF US. In his role, he works across the Freshwater and Food team to incorporate the connections of surface water, groundwater, and agricultural water consumption to all the team initiatives and beyond. He leads new strategy development and implementation for Water in North America, specifically in the Rio Grande/Rio Bravo binational basin. Enrique serves as the primary focal point on the Freshwater team for issues and solutions related to agricultural water management, groundwater and surface water hydrology, and related science and policy areas. He works to address the drivers and threats to biodiversity and freshwater ecosystems due to changes in agriculture and water scarcity challenges globally. He also works to assess the validity and utility of water balance/accounting models that link groundwater and surface water systems and include integration and downscaling of climate change scenario planning.

Prior to WWF-US, Enrique worked in WWF-Mexico, where he spent more than ten years in the Water Program and the Chihuahuan Desert Programs. He originally started as a consultant for hydrologic modeling and monitoring, environmental flow assessment, Integrated Water Resources Management, and Nature-Based Solutions implementation within the Rio Grande/Bravo basin. After that, he worked as the Science and Monitoring & Evaluation Coordinator for the GEF Sustainable Tarahumara project for landscape integrated management and connectivity and biodiversity conservation in the Sierra Tarahumara Mountain range in Mexico, in collaboration with WWF, UN Environment and the Mexican Federal Government.

More on Enrique

Title

Senior Program Officer

Education

Master's Degree in Groundwater Hydrology, Chihuahua State Autonomous University, Mexico (2012)

B.E. Civil Engineering Chihuahua State Autonomous University, Mexico (2007)

Areas of Expertise

Surface water and groundwater hydrology

Water resource management and policy

Environmental conservation

Project management and implementation

Rio Grande/Rio Bravo