Ignacio Escuder Bueno

Founding partner

Ignacio Escuder Bueno has his doctorate’s degree in Civil Engineering from Universitat Politècnica de València (UPV), holds a Master’s degree of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM), and he has been a member of the Spanish Institution of Civil Engineers since 1996.

He is Professor in Hydraulic Engineering at UPV and is both founder and senior partner of iPresas (a technology based SPIN-OFF company from UPV). He has been a visiting professor at the University of Maryland (USA, 2014), at Utah State University (USA, 2006) and teaching assistant at the University of Wisconsin-Milwakee (USA, 1995-1996).

He is the President of the Spanish National Committee on Large Dams (SPANCOLD) since October 2017, and also is member of the Spanish Commission of Legal Codes for Large Dams since 2016.

He has been Chairman of the International Committee of Dams Computational Aspects of the International Commission of Large Dams (ICOLD) from 2011 to 2017 and Secretary-General of ICOLD European Club from 2010 to 2017. He has also been a member of the Spanish National Committee of Large Dams (SPANCOLD) since 2007.

He often works as a consultant for the design of strategies for governance of natural risks, critical infrastructures and security of dams for the World Bank and for the Inter-American Development Bank; which he currently supports in the development and application of its disaster risk management policy. Moreover, he serves as a member of the Independent Expert Panel of reviewers for the dam safety program of the US Army Corps of Engineers (2016 and 2021) and he has coordinated the preparation of the Risk Assessment and Management Guide Associated with Dams for the Central Water Commission of the Government of India (2019).