Technical Council



Andre Rebouças

Geologist and Master in Hydrogeology at USP, specialized in Environmental Law and Business Administration at FGV. Executive Director of ARCADIS being responsible for the area of Environmental Solutions in Latin America. Professional with more than 25 years of experience in the area of Hydrogeology and Contaminated Areas Management, having developed projects and clients in Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Peru, Colombia, Ecuador and Uruguay. Responsible for the development of exchange programs, transfer of technology and knowledge among ARCADIS business units, with strong involvement with environmental agencies and other authorities involved in the Contaminated Area Management processes.


Christopher Wilson

Christopher Wilson is a Partner with the ERM São Paulo, Brazil office. He is an US expat living in Brazil for more than seven years. In his career Chris has supported private industries to manage and generate effective outcomes to environmental, health, safety, and sustainability (EHS&S) challenges, particularly across Latin America. He is passionate about the subject of sustainability and believes that a well-founded sustainability platform is key for attaining better business results, increasing business value, and achieving long term relevance in markets. Aside from his professional involvement in EHS&S projects Chris is also involved with non for profit initiatives including projects with the ERM Foundation and BASE Colaborativa.

Ernesto Moeri

is the founder of Ekos Brasil. He graduated from the University of Bern, Switzerland, with a PhD in geology. In 1975, Ernesto Moeri began his professional career as a mineral exploration geologist, working in a wide range of countries such as the USA, Greenland, Bolivia and Brazil. In 1980, he founded Geoklock, which is the market leader for environmental technology innovations today. He is currently the president of Ekos Brasil.


Dr. James Henderson

is responsible for investigation and remediation at DuPont sites in Latin America. Dr. Henderson received his BA from Dickinson College, a Masters in Environmental Sciences from California State University, and a Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering and Sciences from Clemson University. Dr. Henderson works in close collaboration with diverse project teams and travels frequently throughout the Latin American region.


José Carlos Rocha Gouvêa Junior

Geologist, specializing in petroleum geology, Master of Environmental Technology with emphasis on contaminated areas and evaluation of soil vapor intrusion. José Gouvêa has 12 years of experience in environmental consulting activities focused on the investigation and remediation of contaminated areas in various regions of Brazil. His work was promoted by the company with 500 major projects in different areas: petroleum hydrocarbon sites, heavy metals, organochlorine compounds and PCBs, including industries, fueling positions, distribution bases and airports. He is currently Manager of Environmental Projects and Liabilities at Companhia Siderúrgica Nacional and at the leadership of the Working Group on Intrusion of Soil Vapor at NICOLE – BRASIL.

Marilda Viana

Chemical Engineer with master’s and Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering by the Polytechnic School of the University of São Paulo. Since 2005, she is an associate researcher at INCT-EMA-Poli_USP, working in researches with the support of development agencies (FAPEST, CNPq), as well as private companies (Petrobras, Vale, BNDES). She is an ad-hoc advisor to FAPESP and a reviewer of the Brazilian Journal of Chemical Engineer, Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry, “Química Nova”. Coordinates research in the development of new catalysts for the chemical oxidation of organic pollutants. Coordinates projects using high resolution and real time research technologies to characterize contaminated areas. She is a researcher on the Project for the Recovery of Contaminated Areas and Mineral Extraction of Bioremediation Rejects (ValeqFUNTEC-BNDES / USP). She also works as a teacher, technical-scientific supervisor and in the preparation of didactic materials. Participates in the coordination of the group that is elaborating the Guide of Conceptual Model by NICOLE Brazil. Participates in the WG on Ecological Risk Assessment.

Martim Afonso de Souza

is a geologist with more than 22 years of experience with contaminant hydrogeology managing large and complex remediation and investigation projects through strategic planning and designing remedial solutions. His main focus are in situ remediation using Bioremediation and Monitored Natural Attenuation as well as P&T, SVE, AS, MPE. Has international background through technical exchanges in Germany and in Canada, as well as training in the United States. Has a BSc in Geology from the University of São Paulo-USP-1995. Has a MBA in Project Management from SENAC, 2009. His current positions as a Technical Manager at Environmental Resources Management – ERM at the São Paulo office and also as a Professor for the postgraduate course in Contaminated Site Management at SENAC since 2005 and for the Remediation course since 2015.


Dr. Olivier Maurer

PhD in Engineering Geology from the Paris Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées, is an experienced sustainable remediation professional. His current position with Golder Associates is as Global Account Manager. As member of the Board of Directors of Nicole he led from 2008 until 2012 the Nicole Sustainable remediation Work Group in Europe, delivered multiple presentations at international conferences, and has been involved in multiple SR projects in Europe and Latin America. He helped founding Nicole Brasil when based in Sao Paulo from 2012 until 2014 and is an active member of this network.

Dr. Reginaldo Bertolo

is hydrogeologist, professor at the University of São Paulo and director of CEPAS|USP – Groundwater Research Center. His areas of interest include Aquifers Pollution, Hydrogeochemistry and Groundwater Quality Management. He worked for private companies of environmental consultancy as coordinator of projects of contaminated areas investigation. He is the author of several scientific papers related to the issues of natural anomalies of metals in groundwaters and groundwater pollution. He has been coordinating joint research projects with Canadian universities on groundwater contamination by chlorinated solvents in fractured aquifers.

Dr. Rodrigo Cunha

Agronomist and Master in Soils by the Luiz de Queiroz School of Agriculture, University of São Paulo – ESALQ / USP. PhD in Mineral Resources and Hydrogeology, Institute of Geosciences, University of São Paulo – IGc / USP. Engineer in the Contaminated Areas Department of CETESB, a company in which he has been working since 1979, dedicating himself to research related to soil and groundwater pollution and the management of contaminated areas. It actively participated in the elaboration of procedures, technical and legal standards related to the subject, among them Decree No. 59.263 / 2013, which approves the regulation of State Law 13,577 / 2009, the Manual of Contaminated Areas and all Decisions of the Board of Directors of CETESB on the including DD 038/2017 / C. Since 2005, he has been the coordinator of the graduate courses in Contaminated Areas Management and Remediation of Contaminated Areas of the Senac University Center.