“Edgar Uribe, PhD is a hydroclimatologist and MiCRO’s principle catastrophe modeler for Central America. He has extensive experience in the development of gridded datasets, flood maps, and index insurance across a wide variety of countries. Edgar earned his PhD in Hydrology with a minor in Atmospheric Sciences from the University of Arizona. He speaks fluent English and Spanish.”

Edgar Uribe, PhD is a hydroclimatologist and MiCRO’s principle catastrophe modeler for Central America. Previously he has worked on the technical development various weather index insurance schemes and gridded datasets, including time as a consultant for the World Bank, in Mexico and several other countries in the Caribbean and Central America.

As a PhD student, Edgar focused on the development of hydrometeorological risk mitigation schemes such as: short term hydrometeorological forecasts, seasonal climate forecasts, and Agro Ecological Regionalizations (AEZ). When he returned to Mexico in 2007, he was hired by AGROASEMEX to participate in the design of Agricultural Weather Index Insurance (WII). In 2009 he developed the very first national flood map for Mexico. In 2010 Edgar became consultant with the ARMT (Agricultural Risk Management Team) from the World Bank, where he created gridded databases, and also participated in the design of WII for several developing countries.

Edgar has worked with empirical, statistical, and analytical models that involve meteorology, climatology, hydrology, GIS, and agronomy. He was honored by the World Bank with three “VPU Team Awards” between 2013 and 2014.

Edgar studied Geophysics and a M.C. in Atmospheric Sciences in UNAM (México) from 1994 to 2002. He was awarded a PhD in Hydrology with a minor in Atmospheric Sciences by the University of Arizona, Tuscon in 2007. Edgar is a Mexican national who speaks fluent English and Spanish.

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