Mario Vázquez is an environmental engineer with more than 35 years of experience, mainly in disciplines related to water and wastewater treatment, environmental impact assessment, risk assessment, safety and occupational health, and feasibility analyses of renewable energy projects.
He currently serves as Director of Technical Assistance of the North American Development Bank (NADB), where he is responsible for coordinating and administering NADB’s technical assistance funds and institutional programs for assessing projects in the areas of air quality, municipal solid waste, renewable energy and green infrastructure, as well as environmental project management.
His assignments include coordinating activities and managing contacts under the U.S.-Mexico Border 2020 Program in coordination with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency; developing regional plans for basic infrastructure and renewable energy and climate action plans; econometric modeling of public policy options for mitigating greenhouse gases; and evaluating the impact of infrastructure projects certified and funded by NADB on border communities.
He graduated with a degree in chemical engineering from the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) and has a master’s degree in energy management and renewable resources from the Instituto Tecnológico de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (ITESM). He is a certified ISO9000 quality management systems lead auditor. He was president of the Juarez section and director of the Northwest Region of the Instituto Mexicano de Ingenieros Químicos (IMIQ).