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Henrique Perez Memorial fund

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In memory of Henrique Perez Perez

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We work with communities to improve access to clean water & toilets


Thanks for visiting Henry's Memorial Fund in the JustGiving page. We think that donating to WaterAid is a fitting way of honouring his memory. He spent his life using the power of water to provide  energy to people; we want to use the power of love for Henry, from his family and friends, to give water to the poor in his name.

Born in Venezuela, Henry studied in the US and Trinidad and became a Civil Engineer in the UK. He graduated (on Structural and Geotech) from Sheffield University (where he met his future wife Patricia Rowland). He got a further degree in Venezuela in Hydraulic and Coastal Engineering. He worked mainly in building dams for hydroelectric projects. The first, in 1967, was in Delta Amacuro for controlling the flooding of the Orinoco river. Then he worked on the Guri dam, where he remained during most of its three stages, becoming Chief Resident engineer at the age of 30. He also operated the power production after the second stage. He left Guri and worked on many dams as contractor for drilling, grouting and blasting until he was hired by Guy F. Atkinson Co. of California to work on Guri's final stage. At that time Guri was the world's largest. Then he worked as consultant on many other dams. He became Chief Resident Engineer on the Ghazi Barotha Dam in Pakistan (the largest siphon spillway in the world at 1200 m3/sec, and the largest open channel in the world with a length of 52Km). Then he went to Iceland for two years as Construction Manager for Karahnjukar, high up on the central plateau, the tallest concrete face rock fill dam in Europe. After that he worked on three dams on the Ohio river in the US. His last three jobs, over a period of six years were in Pakistan and most significantly, for three years he was site manager for the New Bong Escape Hydro Project in Kashmir, which was completed in 2013, three months ahead of schedule and within budget. This was considered to have been a major achievement by all parties.. He was working on the World Bank funded Tarbela 4th Extension Hydropower project, when he passed away, just before his 73rd birthday, without ever considering retirement.

He loved his work as much as he loved his family. He was a born teacher and shared his knowledge and experience with many young engineers that will follow in his footsteps providing carbon-free electricity to the world.

Henry was very generous and a joy to have around. At work he was extremely competent, a world class engineer; at home he was full of humour and could keep you laughing at his jokes for hours. He will be missed by many and forgotten by none.

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RCN 288701 (England and Wales) and SC039479 (Scotland)
WaterAid is an international not-for-profit, determined to make clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene normal for everyone, everywhere within a generation. Only by tackling these three essentials in ways that last can people change their lives for good.

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