Jorge León Sarmiento

PPGI-Applied Ecology | ESALQ-CENA
University of São Paulo

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Jorge Leon Sarmiento, PhD Student in Applied Ecology at University of São Paulo, Brazil. As part of the Latin American Water Funds Partnership in The Nature Conservancy for more than 10 years he supported the creation of technical and financial mechanisms aimed to invest in restoring and protecting the green infrastructure that provides the water for mega cities such as Mexico City, Lima and São Paulo. His research areas of interest include improving scientific knowledge around water security for metropolitan areas and expanding the monitoring network to identify the impacts of natural infrastructure in water quality and quantity. His academic interests are focused on the use of artificial intelligence to take advantage of big data generated by space agencies around the world that can contribute to water security at local level. Currently working on neural networks as universal approximators for ecosystem services modelling.

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