Daniel Nolasco
President - Nolasco y Associados S.A.; IWA Board Member; IWA Vice President


Daniel Nolasco has over 25 years of engineering experience in design, operation, and optimization of wastewater treatment plants and energy efficient water systems.

Daniel’s projects have received numerous international awards, among them, a nomination for the Governor General of Canada Award. He has published over 100 technical papers in journals and conference proceedings and has co-authored six books.

Daniel is well known in the WWTP modeling arena. His clarification/thickening model is used in most wastewater treatment simulators, has received over 600 citations, and is considered by the International Water Association (IWA) as one of the “10 most significant groundbreaking papers during the [past] 40 years”.

In over a dozen years as consultant to World Bank, Inter-American Development Bank, and other international financial institutions, Daniel has gained extensive expertise in strategic planning of sustainable water and sanitation systems in urban, peri-urban, and rural environments in developing countries.

The Green Climate Fund (GCF), the leading climate change finance institution with over US$10B funds for 2015-2018 period, selected Daniel as one of the six experts that conform the Independent Technical Advisory Panel (iTAP) that review mitigation and adaptation projects submitted to GCF for funding.

Daniel has served at the Board of Trustees of the Water Environment Federation (WEF), is a WEF Fellow and an IWA Fellow, and is currently IWA Vice President and sits at the Board of Directors of IWA.

Daniel is a Water-Energy Nexus Center Industrial Fellow, a fellowship program exclusively for scholars at the University of California, Irvine.

Daniel is President of NOLASCO & Asoc. S. A. (www.nolasco.ca), a consulting group based in Buenos Aires and providing services in Latin America.