Ricardo Álvarez Bretón is a civil engineer from the Engineering Faculty at the UNAM who made his first academic contributions as a professor at the National School for Professional Studies of Aragón and Acatlán as well as at the Engineering Faculty at the Michoacan University of San Nicolas HIdalgo. There he improved and ran the hydraulics laboratories working on dynamic fluid modeling. Since 1989 he has collaborated at the Mexican Water Technology Institute in the construction and operation of the hydraulics laboratory. He got his master’s degree in engineering with the development, construction and operation of the “Varying slope canal” and afterwards he led his idea for a calibration bank of windlasses with the support of large work team. In 1996, said installation “The ring canal” began its operations with an international work comparison between Mexico and Canada to validate its performance. He was assistant coordinator of the Works and Hydraulic Equipment department, where he coordinated many national and international projects.