Peter Baur

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Peter is a hydrologist with a strong background in international development with project experience in Africa, the Caribbean and Latin America. His technical skills cover diverse areas of hydrology, hydrogeology and water quality, and he has experience of river basin studies, water resources assessments, water supply studies, mine and oil pipeline ESIAs, engineering feasibility studies and due diligence assessments.
Full Name
Peter Baur
Year of Birth
Range of Experience
Peter is a hydrologist with a strong background in international development, with over 35 years’ experience of studies in South America (7 countries), West Africa (9 countries) and East Africa (8 countries). He has experience of project management and leadership of inter-disciplinary teams advising on integrated water resources management, projects in Africa, the Caribbean and Latin America. He has experience of project conception, design, implementation, ex-post evaluation and due diligence. He has made technical inputs to river basin studies, water resources assessments, mine and oil pipeline ESIAs, and engineering feasibility studies. These inputs cover diverse topics in hydrology, hydrogeology, and water quality, including establishing instrumented catchments, data processing, analysis and interpretation, rainfall-runoff modelling for water balance assessment, design flood estimation, flood risk assessment, environmental flow assessment, and reservoir storage-yield and reliability assessment. He has provided technical assistance and training to clients and staff of overseas institutions.
Career Summary
  • 2018-date WRA Associate and Independent Hydrologist
  • 2016-2018 Associate Director, Water Services, WSP, UK
  • 2007-2016 Principal Hydrologist, Schlumberger Water Services, UK
  • 1989-2007 Principal Hydrologist, Water Management Consultants, UK
  • 1984-1989 Hydrologist then Senior Hydrologist, Hydrotechnica, UK
  • 1982-1984 VSO Volunteer Water Engineer, BPSAAP, Ministry of Agriculture, Kenya
  • 1979-1980 Secondary School Teacher, Ministry of Education, South Sudan
  • 1979 BSc (Hons) Geography, University College of Swansea
  • 1981 MSc Engineering Hydrology, University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne
Professional Affiliation
  • 2013 Chartered Member, Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management, 2013
  • Fellow, Royal Meteorological Society since 2012
  • Fellow, Geological Society of London since 2012
  • Member, British Hydrological Society since 1983
Key Assignments
  • Baseline Study, ESIA and Feasibility Studies, Simandou Iron Ore Project, Guinea (Rio Tinto)
  • Storm Water Management Plan, Tasiast Gold Mine, Mauritania, (Kinross)
  • Quellaveco Mine Water Supply Study, Peru (Minera Quellaveco/Anglo American)
  • Tana-Beles Integrated Water Resources Development Project, Ethiopia (NIRAS)
  • National Urban Water Sector Reform Project, Nigeria (Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Water Resources/World Bank)
  • Rehabilitation of Valdesia & Aguacate Dams and Reservoirs, Dominican Republic (INDRHI/IADB)
  • Jigawa Urban Water Supply and Sanitation Project, Nigeria (Ministry of Agriculture and Water Resources/DFID)
  • Small Scale Private Sector Participation in the Rural Water Supply Sector, Ghana, Tanzania, Zambia (DFID)
  • Regulatory Framework for Integrated Groundwater Management and Pollution Control, The Bahamas (Water and Sewerage Corporation/IADB)
  • Integrated Groundwater Management Pilot Project, Colombia (INGEOMINAS, CVC, Coralina/DFID)
  • Planning and Environmental Management of the Pirapama River Basin, Pernambuco, Brazil (CPRH/DFID)
Country Experience
Argentina, Bahamas, Bolivia, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Chile, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, Ethiopia, Germany, Ghana, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Libya, Macedonia, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Niger, Nigeria, Peru, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Tanzania, Turkey, Uganda, United Kingdom, Western Samoa, Yemen, Zambia.
Fluent in English, good knowledge of Spanish, fair knowledge of French
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