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Enrique Lopez Calva Named Technical Director of CDM Smith's Neysadurai Centre in Singapore

July 05, 2011

SINGAPORE—Enrique Lopez Calva has been appointed technical director of CDM Smith’s Neysadurai Centre for Integrated Water Resources and Urban Planning, which provides clients with integrated decision tools and solutions for their sustainable urban planning and design challenges.

As technical director, Lopez Calva will be responsible for leading implementation of the Neysadurai Centre’s strategic plan from its offices in Singapore. He will report to Paul Brown, CDM Smith executive vice president and the centre's founding technical director.

Since 2010, Lopez Calva has served as deputy technical director of the Neysadurai Centre. He specializes in integrated water resources planning, climate change assessment and decision science, and has 15 years of expertise in advanced systems modeling. Lopez Calva has developed successful systems models and technical approaches that incorporate climate change impacts on water resources, as well as tools to support decisions on capital investments, integrated resources plans, facility master plans and environmental studies.

Lopez Calva has also served as project manager and task manager for integrated planning on a variety of water supply plans in the United States and internationally. He is the author of 15 papers and has presented at more than 40 conferences worldwide. In addition, he is a co-author of a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Office of Research and Development Technical Report on total water management and EPA’s Region 9 Climate Change Handbook for regional water planning practitioners.

Lopez Calva has master’s degrees in technology policy and environmental engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a bachelor’s in oceanography from Universidad Autónoma de Baja California.

As technical director, Lopez Calva will be advancing development and promotion of the Neysadurai Centre’s urban systems model, a computer simulation tool that examines the performance of urban form, infrastructure and green technology options to help cities make optimal planning decisions and meet sustainability objectives. CDM Smith has entered into a collaborative agreement with Singapore’s Housing Development Board to apply the urban systems model to support planning and sustainable design decisions for Punggol, Singapore’s first Eco-Town.

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