Casiano Ancalle, P.E., P.H.

Mr. Ancalle founded CA Engineering in 1992 to provide services in water resources engineering. He has extensive water experience and is considered one of the foremost hydrologists in Puerto Rico and Bolivia.



Mr. Ancalle has over 45 years of experience as a water engineer specialized in water resources, storm water management, and water/wastewater engineering. His expertise includes: • watershed management • flood control • river regulation • erosion & sediment control • water distribution systems design • water filtration plant design • wastewater collection systems design • wastewater treatment plants design and • environmental compliance. He has served as an expert witness in various court cases over the past 25 years, written tenths of technical articles in professional journals, and lectured in several universities. He has completed over 900 engineering projects worldwide.


Public and Private Sector Work

Prior to founding CA Engineering, Mr. Ancalle served in the public sphere as the General Manager of the Aqueduct and Sewerage Local Service of Oruro and later as the President of the Development Corporation of Oruro, in Bolivia. In the private sector, he worked as an engineer for Metcalf & Eddy (now part of AECOM), Baker Wibberley & Associates, and the Environmental Quality Board of Puerto Rico. He was a professor of Wastewater Engineering at the Technical University of Oruro, an adjunct professor at the Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico, and has taught continuing education courses for the Colegio de Ingenieros y Agrimensores de Puerto Rico (CIAPR). Since founding the company, he has also provided consulting services for the Puerto Rico Department of Natural and Environmental Resources, the DC Water & Sewer Authority, and Century Engineering (now part of Klienfelder, Inc.).


Mr. Ancalle is a licensed Professional Engineer (P.E.) in Maryland, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Virginia. He is a Professional Hydrologist (P.H.) certified by the American Institute of Hydrology. He is a licensed engineer in Bolivia.

Mr. Ancalle received his MS in Sanitary Engineering from the Pennsylvania State University in 1975 and his bachelor's in Civil Engineering from the Technical University of Oruro in 1973.

Photo from the set of The Last Thing He Wanted (2020).
Photo from the set of The Last Thing He Wanted (2020).

Personal Details

Mr. Ancalle was born in Bolivia and emigrated to the United States, first in the 1970's to pursue a master's degree funded by the LASPAU scholarship, and then in the 1980's to continue his career as a water engineer.

He is married to Aleyda and has five children (two of whom are water resources engineers), and four grandchildren.

Outside of engineering, Mr. Ancalle has had an extensive political career in Bolivia, has been an evangelical leader & pastor in South America and Puerto Rico, and has acted in small roles in films like Our Brand is Crisis (Warner Bros.) and The Last Thing He Wanted (Netflix).