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Ely Anthony Rosales Ouano


Biography

THE AUTHOR Ely Anthony Rosales Ouano completed his BS ChE in 1970 and in that year Board Examination he placed 2nd. He completed his Master in Engineering (Environmental) and Doctor of Engineering (Environmental) in 1972 and 1974 respectively at the Asian Institute of Technology. He was a postdoctoral fellow at the Chemical Engineering Faculty of the University of Queensland in 1976. He completed his Master in Environmental Law from the University of Sydney Law School in 2002 and PhD in Law from Macquarie University in 2007. He is a licensed Chemical Engineer, Sanitary Engineer and Environmental Planner. He is also a licensed Environmental Engineer under the Balik Scientist Program. He is a Fellow of the Philippine Society of Sanitary Engineers and a member of the Philippine Institute of Environmental Planners. He is Chartered Professional Engineer and Member of the Institution of Engineers (Australia). He was a Research Assistant Professor in Environmental Engineering from 1974-1975 and an Assistant Professor in Environmental Engineering from 1976-1978 at the Asian Institute of Technology. In 1979, he started his environmental engineering practice in the Philippines. In 1993, he joined the Asian Development Bank and retired in 2004 as the Principal Environment Specialist. From 2006-2007, he was OIC Director of the Environment Management Bureau and concurrent OIC Assistant Secretary of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources. His involvement in the EIA process started back in 1972 when he was project director for the environmental quality baseline analysis of the propose project site for the Thai petrochemical complex in Chonburi province. In 1979, he was a member of the international panel of experts preparing the international guidelines for EIA in developing countries for the United Nations Centre of Human Settlements. He was also involved in the preparation of EIA for a number of power plants, water resources projects, and transmission lines. At the Asian Development Bank he was the focal person in the harmonization exercise of the bank and other bilateral and multilateral funding agencies. During this period he was also responsible in designing and administering a number of technical assistance grants on environmental law reforms in China, India and East Timor. On the practical side, he was involved in evaluating more than a 100 EIS and incorporating the findings in the loan documents. As OIC Director of EMB he was involved in streamlining the EIA process and documentation process.