Silvia Richard is a senior civil engineer (UnB – University of Brasilia,1998) with a master in Environmental Sustainability (University of Edinburgh, Scotland-UK,2004). She has more than 18 years of experience in the Renewable Energy and Water Resources sectors in France, Brazil, French Guyana and Africa.
As the CONEXIG’s French country director, she works in Public and Private Sector assistance (Infrastructure, Engineering and Construction industries) providing services in claims and dispute resolution as an expert, risks management related to climate change, hydropower project’s development and optimisation, and senior consultancy in Energy, Hydraulics, Hydrology, Urban Drainage matters and ecological engineering.
During the last few years, she has been working in the French market as a specialized consultant including projects such as:
- Hydrological and hydraulics studies of Moron Water Basin (Bordeaux);
- Hydrological and hydraulic studies, and cost analysis of technical solutions to improve the drainage of urban area facing waterlogged problems in the occasion of intense rainfall at Chamfleury residence (Voisin-le Bretonneux);
- Feasibility studies for the Rehabilitation of 10 Flood Control Reservoirs in St Quentin in Yvelines
- Hydrological, hydraulics, energy production, cost evaluation studies of five small hydroelectric plants (from 400 kW to 4,5MW). Simulations of energy production and investment cost analysis to evaluate different scenarios of modernisation and renewal of existing hydroelectric plants, considering environmental recommendations (Verdun, Rethel, Metz);
Previously, she held the position of Civil Engineering Expert in Hydropower plants at VOLTALIA (Paris, France,2019). Her main activities included the development and revision of hydrological, hydraulic studies, design studies and costing in the feasibility and Basic Design phases of small hydroelectric plants also as the piloting of these projects.
Formerly, in Brazil, she held the positions of Member of society and Consultant in hydrology and hydropower as an independent between 2009 and 2013. She participated in the preparation of offers to provide services, project management, writing complete technical reports of project studies, presentation and discussion of project results to clients and the general public; and budgetary monitoring of projects.