Jose Torcal is a civil engineer with seven years of experience working in sustainability and public space. Originally from Spain, the study and practice of water management have taken Jose on a journey covering the Netherlands, Nicaragua, Canada and Egypt.

His interest in the emotional connections and narratives around water in public spaces set him apart from traditional engineering early on. He approaches technical projects with a focus on deep community engagement, employing tools like exploratory walks and storytelling. His technical background allows him to build trust with technicians and become the bridge between communities and institutions.

After several years working in watershed-based organizations and engineering offices, in 2019 Jose decided to launch his own practice. His work supports the global movement towards sustainable communities using water as the lens through which we see and connect with our cities. He plays sax in the Toronto-based afrobeat band Tumako.

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