Andrés is from Ecuador and is interested in surface-groundwater interactions in dryland regions. He strongly believes that numerical models will help us in enhancing our understanding of surface-groundwater processes which in turn will be crucial for water resources management purposes under the consequences of climate change. He joined the SCI-CLAWPS research group in Fall 2018.

Andrés got his BSc in Civil Engineering at the University of Cuenca in Ecuador and after being awarded a scholarship a Master’s degree in Hydrogeology at the University of Birmingham, United Kingdom. He recently obtained his PhD in the School of Earth & Environmental Sciences at Cardiff University, studying how to improve groundwater recharge estimates from ephemeral streams in drylands. Quichimbo is currently the key hydrological model developor on DOWN2EARTH.