Liberia River

100 Water Heroes: Christian Golcher

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Researcher at the National University of Costa Rica

Christian Golcher is an EARTH University graduate, from the class of 2008. He works at the Central American and Caribbean Water Resources Center based at the National University in Costa Rica.

His two areas of expertise in research at this centre are (1) the results of pressing human activities over the ecological conditions of rivers and (2) the study of water footprints on rice, banana, pineapple and coffee crops; both with methodologies developed by the Water Footprint Network Foundation.

He has worked in several research projects in Costa Rica, with his base centre in Guanacaste, the driest region in the country. Some of his projects include working with communities to develop their capacities and create procedures to control and restore bodies of water.

Christian’s main interest lies on the country’s rivers, specifically in the Chorotega region. These include the Liberia River and soon the Cañas, Bagaces and Abangares rivers. He also works in identifying the technical needs required for the proper monitoring of bodies of water and water treatment systems.

Christian is one of our #100WaterHeroes for his important water-focused research, and for drawing attention to various issues that affect our world’s water systems.

ResearchGate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Christian_Golcher

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