Under-Secretary for Hydraulic Resources
Interior Ministry, Argentina
Pablo Bereciartua is Argentina’s under-secretary for hydraulic resources, a position to which he was appointed in December 2015. Pablo is founder and CEO of Bereco SA & Bereco Labs, Inc., a company focused on innovation, technology and management. In the public sector, he has served as the director of infrastructure for the city of Buenos Aires, where he faced both enormous challenges and opportunities to apply new technologies to city and regional infrastructure. Pablo is a professor at the University of Buenos Aires (UBA) and former dean at the Buenos Aires Institute of Technology (ITBA), where he focused on teaching and researching the link between technology, infrastructure and social and economic impact. Pablo serves as vice president of the Argentinean Social Forum, and has shared his ideas on innovation, education, technology, the future of mobility and cities across media platforms in Argentina. A trained engineer, he graduated with honors from Universidad Nacional de la Plata, Argentina. Pablo is also the founder of other technology based companies such as B3 and Agro Appgrade SA. He also holds graduate degrees from University of California at Berkeley and the UNESCO-IHE Institute in Delft, The Netherlands; and has earned fellowships from Fulbright, Eisenhower and the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis.