Katharine Cross

Strategic Programmes Manager
Katharine manages IWA’s strategic programmes including all projects. She has extensive experience (+15 years) in water resource management from global to local scale, with a background in engineering, development, governance and policy. She is the ... Read full biography
March 20, 2018
An estimated 40,000 people are expected to gather in Brasilia, the Brazilian capital, this week to attend the World Water Forum, a global gathering of water professionals. One of the key issues for discussion is how can we continu...
February 2, 2018
For the first time in human history, over half of the world’s population, around four billion people, live in cities or urban areas. This trend has been accelerating over the last few decades, and currently the global urban popu...
October 12, 2017
The peak of hurricane season in the Atlantic Ocean has passed but the storms are not yet over. Hurricane Harvey broke rainfall records in the continental USA with its downpour severely impacting southeast Texas; Hurricane Irma, wa...
October 5, 2017
Rapid urbanization is one of the defining global trends of our time, with both positive and negative impacts. Increasing concentrations of population create challenges to supply enough resources including food, energy and water. ...
May 9, 2017
Satellites have a long history, with the American writer, Edward Everett Hale, writing speculative fiction containing the first known depiction of an artificial satellite to measure longitude in The Brick Moon, back in 1869. Durin...