Jorge Zafra

Jorge Zafra


Specialist in hydraulic engineering, hydrology, hydrogeology and water resources management with over sixteen years of experience in Peru (Cerro de Pasco, Huancayo, Arequipa, Huaraz, Chiclayo, Pucallpa, Cusco, Moquegua and Tacna) and abroad, in countries such as the Netherlands, Ethiopia, France, New Zealand, Chile and Colombia.

Experienced in optimization of water resources management systems for mining projects and operations.Currently in charge of the integral plan for ICMM compliance towards the Strategic Water Management Plan for Las Bambas which includes developing, reviewing, and endorsing several models (hydrologic, hydrogeologic, hydro chemical, climate change) as well as participating as the water management specialist in several working teams (operations, environmental, closure, long term planning, etc).

He has been part of the Technical Commission of the 10th International Conference on Acid Rock Drainage and Conference of the International Mining Water Management Association. And part of the Organizing Committee for the XVII Latin American Congress of the International Association of Hydraulic Research and Environment (IAHR). He has also participated as technical reviewer for the Journal of the International Mining Water Association (IMWA).

He is also the lecturer of the Hydrogeology course on the Environmental Engineering Department of UTEC. Has been a lecturer of the hydrology course at the Peruvian University of Applied Sciences (UPC), and has also taught courses in Fluid Mechanics, Water Resources Management and Hydraulics, Thesis Seminar and has also been a thesis advisor.


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day: 27 April 2023