Fernando coordinates the Environmental Restoration Dep. in the Spanish Centre for Studies and Experimentation of Public Works (CEDEX), and also serves as an assistant professor in the Civil Engineering College of Madrid´s Technical University. He visited Berkeley as a Fulbright post-doc scholar, focusing on the following topics: “Hydromorphology of degraded channels and floodplains, analyzing Russian River system and its main tributaries. River restoration, from early design to monitoring. Flood risk managerial alternatives in urban environments, particularly flood bypasses and other related tools”.
His main areas of interest and research are the in restoration of alteredriver systems, the analysis of ecohydrological patterns and requirements of Med. rivers, and the development of hydromorphological procedures for the management of different river typologies. During the last decade, Fernando has been involved in a wide range of national and international projects targeted to the hydromorphological improvement of rivers and wetlands.