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David Bethune

Project Director, CIDA-funded UPCD project: Water Management in Honduras and El Salvador
Faculty of Science
The International Centre

Phone: 403-220-8029
Office: ES 640

David Bethune received his M.Sc. from the University of Waterloo (1991). His present position as Project Director for the UPCT project (2005-2011) is a continuation of the previous CARA Project (1999-2005; Central American Water Resource Management Network). He has been working on hydrogeologic and water resource related projects in Canada, Mexico, Central America, South America and Africa since 1987. David Bethune has worked in Central America since 1988 when he carried out his M.Sc. (UW) research on the water supply for the City of Managua, Nicaragua. His Canadian experience includes five years of hydrogeologic consulting and three years as a hydrogeologist for the Regional Municipality of Waterloo, Ontario. David Bethune spent 18 months as a visiting (from UW) professor at the UCR and co-coordinator of the MSc in Water Resource Management and Hydrogeology. During this time he supervised student research projects throughout Central America. Since returning to Canada, David Bethune has continued as co-coordinator of the UCR MSc program (under contract with the International Development Research Centre), as well as providing technical support for several hydrogeology projects in Nicaragua funded by the International Atomic Energy Agency.

Research Interests
Hydrogeologic and water resource related projects in Canada, Latin America and Africa.