Professor Marcos Von Sperling

Nafisa Barot

Makoto Jingu

Samira Akoudad

Events Manager

Sara Muradi

Executive Assistant to IWA's Executive Director

Rose Kaggwa

National Water & Sewerage Corporation, IWA Board Member

María Molinos-Senante

Department of Hydraulic and Environmental Engineering, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, IWA Board Member

Lee-Ann Sade Modley

IWA Emerging Water Leader & Lecturer
Lee-Ann serves as IWA Emerging Water Leaders Steering Committee Member. She is a Lecturer with a demonstrated history of working in the higher education industry. Skilled in Water Quality Monitoring, Freshwater ecosystems, Sediment, Environmental Imp... Read full biography

Hagimar von Ditfurth

IWA Emerging Water Leader & Consultant, Researcher
Hagimar serves as IWA Emerging Water Leaders Steering Committee Member. He is a freelance consultant and researcher based in Northern Uganda. From Mai 2017 to July 2019 Hagimar was Executive Assistant and Programm Coordinator at German Water Partners... Read full biography

Michel Caluwé

IWA Emerging Water Leader & Expert
Michel serves as IWA Emerging Water Leaders Steering Committee Member. He holds a PhD in Biological Wastewater Treatment works as Expert at the University of Antwerp. Michel has been an active IWA Member. Read full biography

Liudmyla Odud

IWA Emerging Water Leader & Leading Engineer
Liudmyla serves as IWA Emerging Water Leaders Steering Committee Member. She holds Ph.D. in Water Supply and Sewerage. Her international experience involves: International Organising Committee of IWA Eastern European Young Water Professionals Confere... Read full biography

Niti B Jadeja

IWA Emerging Water Leader & Researcher
Niti serves as IWA Emerging Water Leaders Steering Committee Member. She is a researcher, working in the area of wastewater treatment. Wastewater treatment processess are the complex systems for metagenomic studies, where several organics and xenobio... Read full biography

Farokh Laqa Kakar

IWA Emerging Water Leader& PhD Candidate
Farokh laqa Kakar serves as IWA Emerging Water Leaders Steering Committee Member. She is a PhD (Doctoral) Candidate at Civil Engineering department of Ryerson University and Professor at Goerge brown College in Toronto, Canada. She is the president o... Read full biography

Inês Breda

IWA Emerging Water Leader & Product and Process Manager
Inês serves as IWA Emerging Water Leaders Steering Committee Member. She works as a Product and Process Manager at Silhorko-EUROWATER A/S – A Grundos Company. PhD, strong knowledge on filtration technology for production of drinking water. Pas... Read full biography

Huijie Lu

IWA Emerging Water Leader & ZJU100 Young Professor
Huijie serves as IWA Emerging Water Leaders Steering Committee Member. ● ZJU 100 Young Professor, College of Environmental and Resource Sciences, Zhejiang University, 2016-currently. ● Managing Committee of IWA Young Water Professionals-China Cha... Read full biography

Pabel Antonio Cervantes Aviles

IWA Emerging Water Leader & Assistant Professor
Pabel serves as IWA Emerging Water Leaders Steering Committee Member. Pabel holds a Ph.D. on Water Science and Technology and a M.Sc. on Water Sciences. He was also a postdoctoral fellow at the University of California Santa Barbara. During Pabel’s... Read full biography

Chenhao (William) Xie

IWA Regional Officer
As IWA Regional Officer, Chenhao (William) contributes to the membership development of IWA Greater China region. In his professional career, Chenhao worked in WWF to manage illegal wildlife trade project and developed communication and media strateg... Read full biography

Saravanamuthu Vigneswaran

Distinguished Professor at University of Technology, Sydney
IWA Distinguished Fellow. Director, Centre for Technologies in Water and Wastewater, Professor of Environmental Engineering, University of Technology Sydney. Read full biography

Akica Bahri

Minister of Agriculture, Water Resources and Fisheries of Tunisia
IWA Distinguished Fellow. Akissa Bahri is the Minister of Agriculture, Water Resources and Fisheries of Tunisia. Moreover,  she has served as a Professor at the National Agricultural Institute of Tunisia. Previously, she worked as Coordinator of th... Read full biography

Charles N. Haas

Head of the Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering at Drexel University
IWA Distinguished Fellow. Charles N. Haas is the L.D. Betz Professor of Environmental Engineering and head of the Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering, at Drexel University, where he has been since 1991. He also has courte... Read full biography

Jurg Keller

Chief Research Officer of the Cooperative Research Centre for Water Sensitive Cities
IWA Distinguished Fellow. Prof Keller is a leading water professional with 25 years experience mainly in academic research and teaching but always in close collaboration with the water industry. Read full biography

Sealand Sun

Events Officer
As IWA Events Officer Sealand contributes to the lifecycle of IWA Events including the IWA World Water Congress and IWA Specialist Group conferences. Before joining IWA, Sealand worked for a property investment company in Australia in events manageme... Read full biography

Billy Thurston

Members Engagement Officer – Specialist Groups and Communities
Billy joined IWA in 2020 and works with the IWA Specialist Groups and other IWA communities to generate engagement and coordinate activities for knowledge-sharing and collaboration. He studied civil engineering at the University of Bristol in the UK,... Read full biography

Samuela Guida

Strategic Programmes and Engagement Manager
Dr Samuela Guida started working at the International Water Association in March 2020. Currently, she is the Strategic Programmes and Engagement Manager. She is responsible for coordinating IWA Strategic Programmes as well as projects, initiatives, a... Read full biography

Mei Yee Chan

Mei Yee Chan is the Senior Programme Manager of Water and Sanitation services at TÜV SÜD PSB Singapore. She leads the programme development of establishing  lab testing and certification services  and drafting international standards for innovati... Read full biography

Jayant Bhagwan

Jayant (Jay) Bhagwan, is the Executive Manager of the key strategic area of Water Use and Waste Management at the South African Water Research Commission, which focuses on the management of water and wastewater in the Domestic, Mining and Industrial ... Read full biography

Mengqi Ding

Finance & Operations Officer
Ms. Mengqi Ding is serves as Finance & Operations Officer at IWA Operations Hub in Nanjing, China. She graduated from Hohai University with bachelor degree in Accounting and proceeded to work as cost accountant and general ledger accountant in Eu... Read full biography

Regina Gnirss

Director of Kompetenzzentrum Wasser Berlin; R&D department, Berliner Wasserbetriebe
Regina Gnirss has a Civil Engineering background with experience in Research and Innovation management with national and international funding, water and wastewater treatment technologies, stormwater treatment, adaptation to climate change in urban a... Read full biography

Peter Githinji Kahuthu

Nyeri Water and Sanitation Company Limited, Technical Services Division Head
Eng. Peter G. Kahuthu is currently the Head of Technical Services Division at Nyeri Water and Sanitation Company Limited (NYEWASCO) in central part of Kenya. Key responsibilities include: Policies development and implementation, Efficient water and s... Read full biography

Benedicte Rulleau

Irstea Bordeaux, Researcher
Bénédicte Rulleau holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Montesquieu Bordeaux IV (2008). She has done a postdoctoral work at the French National Centre for Scientific Research and has been a Lecturer at the University of Versailles-Saint Q... Read full biography

Mari Asami

Department of Environmental Health, National Institute of Public Health, NIPH, Chief Senior Researcher
Dr. Mari ASAMI, is currently a chief senior researcher at Department of Environmental Health, National Institute of Public Health, NIPH, Japan and a professor of Research Center for Water Environment and Technology, the University of Tokyo (Affiliate... Read full biography

Bianca Nijhof

Netherlands Water Partnership (NWP), Managing Director
A proven, highly intelligent and successful leader in sustainability and water with an extensive network across business, governmental organisations and NGOs. Bianca is an experienced communicator and natural collaborator with experience working at C... Read full biography

Mathieu de Kervenoael

Water & Waste Treatment Infrastructure - SVP, Head of Strategic Development & Marketing
Mathieu de Kervenoael has over 25 years of international business experience in the water sector, including long-term management of water & wastewater utility systems and services, as well as development of water & wastewater treatment infras... Read full biography

Bruno Tisserand

Economic & Legal Affairs Committee, EurEau Chair
Bruno Tisserand is chair of EurEau Committee 3, the voice of Europe’s water sector. He hails from France, where he is Research Program Director for Water with Veolia. He has an engineering degree and a masters in chemistry, physics and biology. He ... Read full biography

Kamal Laksiri

Ceylon Electricity Board, Project Director
Dr. Kamal Laksiri specialized in Hydropower Engineering sector and is mainly concerned with the optimum use of water in the energy sector. Since his graduation, he further completed his higher studies in relevant subject areas: Master’s degree in H... Read full biography

Mariam Abu

Global Awards and Events Officer
Mariam is Global Awards and Events Officer at IWA.  She has a background in Education and has worked in events for over 4 years working in both membership organisations and venue hire. At IWA Events Team she supports the liaison with programme commi... Read full biography

Crystal (Jing) Fan

HR & Operation Manager
Ms. Jing (Crystal) Fan is an experienced human resources and administrative affairs professional who has worked in world fortune 500 companies ranging from world famous headhunting firm to real estate industry before she joined IWA. With an academic ... Read full biography

Meenu Puri

Membership Officer
Meenu is a Data Analytics specialist and has joined IWA as a Membership Officer.  Prior to joining IWA she has worked in India as Data Analyst and as online trainer for Predictive Modelling for several years. Meenu’s academica background is a ... Read full biography

Ana Carrasco

Executive Assistant
Ana Carrasco is an Ecuadorian lawyer with a master degree in Energy, Resources and Environment Law from the University of Melbourne, in Australia. Here she specialised on the topics of resilience in the context of human rights and climate change with... Read full biography

Varghese Babu

Director of IT & Digital Transformation
Varghese Babu, a management professional, graduated from Model Engineering College Kochi, India with a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Engineering. He further obtained a Post-Graduate Degree in Business Management from XLRI Jamshedpur in India. Befor... Read full biography

Luke Somerwill

Specialist Groups Officer
Luke works as a Specialist Groups Officer at the IWA Global Office in The Hague. He is a Public Policy and Human Development MSc graduate from Maastricht University and United Nations University – MERIT. In addition to working for several NGOs ... Read full biography

Sumaira Omer

Supporting Officer
Sumaira joined IWA in April 2019 as Supporting Officer. Being originally from Oxford in the UK, she has an academic background in Economics where she has a BSc in Economics, Finance and International Business from Oxford Brookes University. Before jo... Read full biography

Louisa Gosling

Louisa Gosling works in WaterAid’s International Programmes Department, in a team of sector specialists providing support to country programmes. She has been collaborating with others to promote awareness of access to water and sanitation as human ... Read full biography

Caterina Marinetti

Leadership Engagement Officer
Caterina is a young environmental engineer, passionately working at the boundary between engineering and social sciences. She holds a BSc degree in Environmental Engineering from ‘La Sapienza’ University of Rome, and an MSc in Water Resources Man... Read full biography

Joe Ray

Global Operations Officer
Joe moved to the Netherlands from Britain in 2013 to study International Relations at the University of Groningen.  After graduating cum laude in 2016, he joined IWA as an intern to support the Global Operations Director in developing relationships ... Read full biography

Hanno Führen

Strategic Programmes Officer
Hanno joined IWA in early 2018 in the Basins of the Future Programme and later as IWA Learning Serivices Officer. He currently works as Strategic Programmes Officer in the IWA Global Operations Offices in The Hague, Netherlands. Hanno studied Interna... Read full biography

Julia Jiang

Global Events & Professional Development Officer
Julia Jiang has joined IWA in 2019 as Global Events and Professional Development Officer where she manages the Specialist Group events and the supported events. Before she joined  the International Water Association, she completed her graduation int... Read full biography

Anthony Milburn

Water Resources Consultant; IWA Past Executive Director
Dr. Anthony Milburn is a Water Resources Consultant who was appointed as the first Executive Director of the IWA. After serving 18 years as Executive Director of the International Association on Water Quality (IAWQ), Anthony Milburn was one of the ke... Read full biography

Damian Crilly and James Dalton

Aaron Reuben, Rob McDonald and Todd Gartner

International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)

James Dalton

Claire Warmenbol

Rebecca Welling

Damian Crilly

Todd Gartner

Director of World Resources Institute's Natural Infrastructure for Water project

Rob McDonald

Lead Scientist for the Global Cities program, The Nature Conservancy

Aaron Reuben

Communications Officer for Landscape Restoration, IUCN

Dipak Gywali

Olivier Wendlassida Yameogo

Olivier Wendlassida Yameogo currently holds the position of Head of Water Quality Service of the National Office for Water and Sanitation (ONEA). His main mission in the institution is to monitor the quality of the water produced and distributed and ... Read full biography

László Somlyódy

Professor Emeritus, Budapest University of Technology & Economics; IWA Past President
László Somlyódy is Professor Emeritus at the Budapest University of Technology and Economics where he served as Professor and Head of the Department of Water Utility and Environmental Engineering. Throughout his career he received numerous honours... Read full biography

Vincent Bath

Former CEO Rand Water, IWA Past President
Vincent Bath is the former CEO of Rand Water, a water utility in South Africa. In 2000, he was elected Co-President of the newly established International Water Association (IWA). Vincent Bath was a Vice-President of the International Water Services ... Read full biography

Piet Odendaal

Former Executive Director, Water Research Commission; IWA Past President
Piet Odendaal is the former Executive Director of the Water Research Commission in South Africa. In 2000, he was elected Co-President of the newly established International Water Association (IWA). A professional chemist and philosophy academic, Piet... Read full biography

Wolfgang Rauch

Professor Wolfgang Rauch with the 2018 IWA Outstanding Service Award. Acting professor at the University of Insbruck in Austria, Professor Rauch is a civil and environmental engineer and a widely published researcher in the fields of water pollution,... Read full biography

Fernanda Wolter

Global Events & Awards Officer
Fernanda is a Brazilian with an academic background in business administration. Before joining the International Water Association as Events and Awards Officer, she worked for 12 years at the Brazilian Academy of Sciences (BAS) as project manager and... Read full biography

Olaf van der Kolk

Cluster representative - Aquaminerals, Netherlands
Olaf is director of AquaMinerals, a Dutch and Belgian water utilities owned company which is the intermediate, on the field of water-originating resources, between the water sector and various economics sectors. There are numerous opportunities valor... Read full biography

Yoshihiko Matsui

Professor Department of Environmental Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan, IWA Board Member
An IWA member since the year 2000, Dr. Yoshihiko Matsui has formally been part of IWA governance since 2013 as a member and from 2015 as a secretary of the IWA Japanese Committee. He is a member of Joint Organizing Committee of IWA World Water Congre... Read full biography

Keith Hayward

Marketing & Communications Director
As IWA’s Marketing & Communications Director, Keith leads the team supporting IWA’s corporate marketing and communications activity and the activity around its events, programmes and membership engagement. He is also responsible for T... Read full biography

Annina Takala

IWA Emerging Water Leader & Doctoral student at Tampere University of Technology Finland
Annina is doctoral student at Tampere University of Technology and my interest is sustainable development of water services and learning in the water sector. She is also chair of YWP chapter in Finland. She currently serves on the IWA Emerging Water ... Read full biography

Akissa Bahri

National Agricultural Institute of Tunisia (INAT)
Akissa Bahri, an agricultural engineer by training, has worked in water research in the fields of water resources development and management, agricultural use of marginal waters and biosolids, and their impacts on the environment with a focus on wate... Read full biography

Tony Wong

Chief Executive of the Cooperative Research Centre for Water Sensitive Cities, Australia
Professor Tony Wong is Chief Executive of the Cooperative Research Centre for Water Sensitive Cities, an Australian Government Initiative with research hubs in Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth and Singapore. He is internationally recognised for his researc... Read full biography

Caterina Marinetti

Leadership Engagement Officer
Caterina is a young environmental engineer, passionately working at the boundary between engineering and social sciences. She holds a BSc degree in Environmental Engineering from ‘La Sapienza’ University of Rome, and an MSc in Water Resources Man... Read full biography

Janice Killion

Membership Officer
Janice is from California and moved to the Netherlands from San Diego in 2016. Prior to joining IWA as Membership Officer, she worked as a consultant providing program, project, and financial management expertise to the US federal government. Janice... Read full biography

Carolina Latorre and Mohamed Tawfik

Carolina Latorre, IWA Programmes Officer Mohamed Tawfik, Consultant, IWA Basins of the Future Programme Read full biography

Pablo Bereciartua

Pablo Bereciartua is Argentina’s Under Secretary for Water Resources, a position to which he was appointed in December 2015. In the public sector, he has served as the Director of Infrastructure for the City of Buenos Aires, where he faced bot... Read full biography

Aparna Sridhar

Policy Advisor, Water, The Nature Conservancy
Aparna Sridhar is a Policy Advisor for Water at the Nature Conservancy where she leads policy engagements and partnerships in support of the Conservancy’s Global Water Fund strategy. In her seven years at the Conservancy, Aparna has supported culti... Read full biography

Julia Thogori Gathu

Other segments - LAMIC, Drilling for Life, Kenya

Ed McCormick

Specialist Groups Representative - McCormick Strategic Water Management, USA

Ulf Jeppsson

Specialist Groups Representative - Co-Chair of the Sub-committee for Specialist Groups, Lund University, Sweden

Günter Langergraber

Specialist Group Representative - Co-Chair of the Sub-committee for Specialist Groups, BOKU university, Austria

Gertjan Medema

Specialist Groups Representative - KWR Watercycle Research Institute, The Netherlands
Connect with Gertjan Medema on IWA-Connect. Read full biography

Mahmood Hakim Lutaaya

Utility - LAMIC, National Water and Sewerage Corporation, Uganda

Kazuya Naito

Utilities General, Bureau of Waterworks, Tokyo Metropolitan Government, Japan

Douglas John Lumley

Utilities General Representative - Gryaab AB, Sweden
Douglas John Lumley is a Senior Advisor at Gryaab AB which operates the Rya WWTP in Gothenburg on Sweden’s west coast. The Rya WWTP serves over 750 000 persons, features enhanced biological and chemical treatment and is a fully automated facili... Read full biography

Chee Meng Pang

Utility Segment Representative - PUB, Singapore
Connect with Chee Pang on IWA-Connect. Read full biography

Nicholas John Schofield

Research Institute Representative, University of NSW/UNSW Global Water Institute, Australia

Alberto Biancardi

Regulator representative - Authority for Electricity Gas and Water, Italy
President of WAREG European Water Regulators since May 2015. Commissioner of the Italian Regulatory Authority for Energy, Networks and Environment from February 2011 to August 2018. Senior officer at Gestore Servizi Energetici, in Rome. Born in Milan... Read full biography

Trevor James Bishop

Regulator General, Ofwat, UK

Satkunam Murugathas

Finance Director
Satkunam Murugathas (Thas) is a Chartered, Certified Accountant trained at one of the largest Chartered Accountant firms based in London which specialises in Charities and Non-Profit Organisations. Thas is also a fellow and licenced member of the Ass... Read full biography

Hesam Kamyab

IWA Emerging Water Leader & Researcher Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM)

Ana Lanham

IWA Emerging Water Leader Steering committee & Lecturer in Water Science and Engineering, University of Bath, United Kingdom

Ann Bijnens

Statistics expert from De Watergroep, Belgium

Jan Hammenecker

Leader of the Working Group Statistics and commercial director of De Watergroep, Belgium

Jiri Wanner

Professor, University of Chemistry and Technology, Prague, Czech Republic; IWA Governing Member

Mogens Henze

Mogens Henze has a M.Sc. in Chemistry from the Technical University of Denmark. He joined the university’s Department of Environmental Engineering and served as Head of Department from 1998 – 2011. His research area has been nitrogen removal ... Read full biography

Alelhyn Marcos

Executive Assistant
Ally moved to The Netherlands in 2013 from Singapore where she was working for an IT company as a sales support associate reporting directly to the Director of Sales and the Head of Managed Services. After which, she joined United Overseas Bank, on... Read full biography

Georgiana Olivier

Communications & Engagement Assistant
Georgiana, known as Georgie, is one of the IWA’s newest staff members having joined this year, 2016. She was born to British and Dutch parents and was raised in England until she was 18, whereby she moved to the Netherlands to study. She has Bachel... Read full biography

Umazi Fanjo

Network and Administrative Assistant, Africa Regional Office
Umazi joined the IWA in March 2016, and her role involves networking for IWA in Africa with the aim of building a thriving network of water professionals across the continent; working to increase IWA’s membership in the Africa Region; and promoting... Read full biography

Thais Gonçalves

Human Resources Officer
Thais has a background in Accounting and over 8 years of professional experience working in Human Resources Management. She has been with the International Water Association (IWA) since July 2015. Working closely with the Global Operations Director, ... Read full biography

Shalyn Orange

Global Operations Officer
  Shalyn is a member of IWA’s Global Operations team with international experience working in India, Canada and the Netherlands. With her background in International Management and Business Administration from the Richard Ivey School of Busine... Read full biography

Yanyan Sun

Manager, Membership Development
  Yanyan joined IWA in 2014 to support the coordination of Specialist Groups activities, working alongside the Specialist Groups Manager to provide an effective channel of communication between IWA, Specialist Group leaders and members. She also... Read full biography

Shampa Roseline Rozario

Project Assistant (Economics)
  Shampa joined IWA in 2015 as a Project Assistant for the Bangladesh-India Sundarban Region Cooperation Initiative (BISRCI) Project. With an academic background in Economics, Shampa has assisted several projects as Research Assistant under the ... Read full biography

Aleksandra Plazinić

Programmes Administrator
  Aleksandra joined International Water Association (IWA) in 2015 and currently holds a position of Programmes Administrator. Aleksandra holds a double master degree, in international management and marketing attained at Faculty of Economics in ... Read full biography

Francis M. Muthumo

Project and Congress Support Officer
  Francis joined International Water Association (IWA) in February 2013 on secondment from Nairobi City Water and Sewerage Company (NCWSC). Until February 2013, Francis was the Quality Assurance Officer with NCWSC for five years the key responsi... Read full biography

Sajib Saha

Administrative Assistant, Bangladesh
Sajib Saha is working with IWA at its Dhaka Office from 2015 as Administrative Assistant. Prior to joining IWA, he worked with ICC Global Migration, a Dhaka based private company engaged in student counseling. Sajib holds a Bachelor and a Masters deg... Read full biography

Sakib Mahmud

Programme Assistant, Bangladesh
  Sakib Mahmud is working with IWA at its Bangladesh office from 2015 as Programme Assistant. Prior to joining IWA, he worked with IUCN Bangladesh as water and environmental quality monitoring officer for Jamuna River Management Improvement Proj... Read full biography

Zobaidur Rahman

Asia Regional Communications Officer
Zobaidur, better known as Soeb, is working with IWA as Asia Regional Communications Officer. He is based in Dhaka. Zobaidur has been working in the field of media and communications for more than 11 years. He started his career as a journalist report... Read full biography

Chloe Menhinick

Network Engagement Manager
Chloe has worked at the International Water Association since 2005.  With an academic background in Political Science and a Masters in Diplomacy & International Relations she has worked across all areas of membership management and engagement. ... Read full biography

Tian Lan

Support Officer
Tian graduated from Rotterdam School of Management and Erasmus University, with an MSc in Entrepreneurship and New Business Venturing, and a BSc in International Business Administration, respectively. Her main responsibilities at the IWA are to coord... Read full biography

Brenda Reyes Muñoz

Administrative Officer
  Brenda joined the International Water Association’s office in The Hague in May 2013. Utilising her communications background from La Universidad de San Carlos in Guatemala City, she works to support IWA’s Programmes and Innovation & Le... Read full biography

Bushra Nishat

Programme Manager, South Asia
Bushra joined IWA in 2015 as Programme Manager, South Asia. Her focus during the past seventeen years has been in people-centered water interventions, regional cooperation in water and environment, and using state of the art modelling tools. She grad... Read full biography

Eva Estevan

Global Events Manager
Prior to joining IWA in October 2014, Eva has worked and studied in Spain, Sweden, Germany and The Netherlands. With an academic background in Agricultural Engineering (UPM), Biology (SLU) and International Water Management (WUR), during the last 10 ... Read full biography

Julius van Lier

Fellow, Netherlands

Jurg Keller

Fellow, Australia

Roger M Ben Aim

IFTS, France; IWA Steering Committee Member

Daniel Shemie and Robert Mcdonald

The Nature Conservancy

Chrysa Triantafyllidou

Conference Content Officer
Chrysa joined the International Water Association as an intern in the Cities of the Future Programme in 2015. She has a Master Degree on Urban Planning and Regional Development from the University of Thessaly, Greece. By being a member of IWA communi... Read full biography

Norihito Tambo

Professor Emeritus, Holkkaido University, Japan; IWA Past President
Norihito Tambo is Former President and Professor Emeritus of Hokkaido University and Open University of Japan. He is also the Chairman of the National University Research and Education Evaluation Committee, Tokyo, Japan. An expert on water and wastew... Read full biography

Zhiguo Yuan

University of Queensland, Specialist Group Representative, Australia

Marie-Pierre Whaley

Northumbrian Water Limited, Utility Segment Representative, United Kingdom; IWA Treasurer; IWA Board Member
Currently working for Northumbrian Water Group in Durham (England), Marie has worked in the water industry for nearly 30 years. She is a member of the Strategic Asset Planning management team with overall responsibility for the development, planning ... Read full biography

Semira Kasimati Vathi

LAMIC Consultant Segment Representative - Member of the Sub-committee for Specialist Groups, Valu Add Management Services, Albania

Hamidreza Tashauoei

National Water and Wastewater Engineering Company, Iran LAMIC Utility Segment Representative

Hiroaki Tanaka

Kyoto University, Individual Researchers Representative, Japan

Heidi Snyman

Golder Associates Africa (Pty) Ltd, South Africa Specialist Group Representative

Katerina Schilling

Vienna University of Technology, Austria Research Institute Representative

Stéphanie Rinck-Pfeiffer

Global Water Research Coalition, The Netherlands GWRC Representative

Per Halkjær Nielsen

Aalborg University, Cluster Representative, Denmark

Trine Munk

Rambøll, Denmark YWP Consultant Segment Representative, IWA Emerging Water Leader

Borislav Lubenov Velikov

AQUACHIM JSC, Bulgaria, LAMIC Other Segments

Walter Kling

Vienna Water, Austria, Utility Segment Representative
Walter Kling was born in Vienna, Austria on the 21st March 1958. He decided to study environmental engineering with a special focus on water-management and in 1986 enrolled at the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences in Vienna. For the d... Read full biography

Anuj Kanwal

LAMIC Regulator Representative - Government of India
Over 28 years of work experience in Water Resources Project Exploration, Hydro Power Development, Industrial Waste Water Treatment, Reuse of Water, Irrigation Projects, Flood Control Works, Micro-Irrigation works. Connect with Anuj Kanwal on IWA-conn... Read full biography

Hiroshi Ashida

Senior Researcher, Institute of Waterworks Engineering, Japan Water Works Association (JWWA)

Johan Groen

Outotec, USA, Equipment Manufacturers

Philippe Gislette

Degremont, France, Other Segments

Dominique Gatel

Consultant Segment Representative - Veolia Eau, France
Connect with Dominique Patel on IWA-Connect. Read full biography

Jordi Gallego-Ayala

Water Regulatory Council of Mozambique YWP Regulator Segment Representative Strategic Council & IWA Emerging Water Leader

Virginie Dumoulin-Wieczorkiewicz

French Ministry of Ecology and Sustainable Development, France Regulator Segment Representative

Soon Guan Chua

PUB, Utility Segment Representative, Singapore

Nick Apostolidis

GHD, Australia Consultant Segement Representative

Helle Katrine Andersen

DANVA, Danish Water and Wastewater Association; IWA Board Member
Helle Katrine Andersen has many years of international experience including a strong network in both the Danish and Nordic water sector as well as internationally. Vice president of the Danish Water and Waste Water Association (DANVA), she has since ... Read full biography

Shang-Lien Lo

National Taiwan University, Chinese Taiwan; IWA Governing Member; IWA Journal Editor

Piet Lens

Wageningen UR, The Netherlands

Guang-Hao Chen

Individual Researchers Representative - Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, China; IWA Journal Editor

Takashi Asano

Distinguished Fellow Emeritus, University of California, USA; IWA Journal Editor

Sven-Erik Skogsfors

Forest Stream, Sweden

Peter Wilderer

Distinguished Fellow Emeritus, TU München, Germany

Jiuhui Qu

Chinese Academy of Sciences, China; IWA Journal Editor

Paul Reiter

ReiterIWS Ltd., Singapore; IWA Past Executive Director
Mr. Paul Reiter is the President and CEO of consulting company Reiter International Water Solutions Ltd. (ReiterIWS) and former Executive Director of the IWA. Paul Reiter is a prominent thought leader and strategist in the international water communi... Read full biography

Andrew Benedek

Vituki - Innosystem Ltd, Canada

Joel Mallevialle

Figeac Aero USA, INC, France

Michael Rouse

Independent International Advisor at Michael J Rouse, UK; IWA Past President
Michael Rouse CBE is a Distinguished Research Associate at the University of Oxford and former Chief Inspector of the Drinking Water Inspectorate, an independent regulatory authority that oversees drinking water quality in England and Wales. Michael ... Read full biography

James Barnard

Black and Veatch Ltd, USA

Jerome B Gilbert

J. Gilbert, Inc, USA; IWA Journal Editor

David Garman

University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, USA, Co-Chair (Distinguished Fellow); IWA Past President
David Garman is a water technology expert and strategic visionary in water research. He was the Associate Vice Chancellor for Water Technology, Research and Development at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) and Chief Technology Officer of Th... Read full biography

Saburo Matsui

Kyoto University (Professor Emeritus), Japan

Yoshimasa Watanabe

Research and Development initiative, Chuo University and Hokkaido University (Professor Emeritus), Japan; IWA Journal Editor

Hansruedi Siegrist

Eawag, Switzerland

Rhodes Trussell

Trussell Technologies Inc., USA
Dr. Trussell served for more than ten years on EPA’s Science Advisory Board, on several committees for the National Academies, including as Chair of their Water Science and Technology Board. For the International Water Association, Dr. Trussell has... Read full biography

Duncan Mara

University of Leeds, UK; IWA Journal Editor

Roger Ben Aim

IFTS, France

Julian Sandino

CH2M, USA, Co-Chair (Fellow)

Hallvard Ødegaard

SET AS and NTNU (Professor Emeritus), Norway; IWA Journal Editor

Joan Rose

Michigan State University, USA; IWA Board Member; IWA Journal Editor, IWA Board Member
Joan B. Rose holds the Homer Nowlin Chair in Water Research at Michigan State University in the Depts of Fisheries & Wildlife and Plant, Soil and Microbiological Science. and currently leads of the Global Water Pathogens Project in partnership wi... Read full biography

David Jenkins

University of California at Berkeley, USA

Harro Bode

Former Chairman of Ruhrverband, Germany; IWA Governing Member; IWA Journal Editor

Peter Cornel

Darmstadt University of Technology, Vice-Chair

Willy Verstraete

Professor Ugent, Ghent University; IWA Steering Committee; IWA Cluster Representative
Willy Verstraete obtained a PhD degree in the field of microbiology at the Cornell University, Ithaca (USA). He worked at the Gent University, as professor and head of the Laboratory of Microbial Ecology and Technology (LabMET – Faculty of Bios... Read full biography

Michael Wagner

ISME, Austria ISME Representative

Hans-Curt Flemming

Universitat Duisburg-Essen, Germany Vice-Chair

Per Halkjær

Nielsen Cluster Representative, Chair

Patricia Martínez

Canal de Isabel II Gestión, S.A., Spain, Secretary

Francisco Cubillo

Cluster Representative - IWA Fellow, Chairman of Alternative Resources Cluster, Canal de Isabel II, Spain
Francisco Cubillo is co-author of AquaRating, an International Standard for Assessing Water and Wastewater Services. He’s a member of the AquaRating Technical Committee. He’s co-authored the third Edition of Performance Indicators for Wat... Read full biography

Gabriela Dotro

Cranfield University, UK , Co-Chair

Lorenzo Benedetti

Waterways d.o.o., Secretary

Evangelina Belia

Primodal Inc, Chair

Jose Porro

LEQUIA Laboratory of Chemical and Environmental Engineering, Chair

Didier Carron

NALDEO, France , Vice-Chair

Jan G Janssens

JJC Advisory, Switzerland

Stephan Tait

The University of Queensland, Australia Secretary

Michael Paice

Pulp and Paper Research Institute of Canada (PAPRICAN), Canada, Chair

Giorgio Bertanza

University of Brescia, Italy, Co-Secretary

Achim Ried

Xylem Water Solutions, Germany, Co-Secretary

Michael Sievers

CUTEC - Institut GmbH, Germany , Chair

Aisha Mamade

University of Lisbon, Portugal, Secretary

Didía Covas

University of Lisbon, Portugal, Vice-Chair

Ed Smeets

Chairman of the Specialist Group Statistics and Economics

Helena Alegre

LNEC, Portugal, Chair

Guoren Xu

Harbin Institute of Technology, China, Secretary
His major research interests are small-scale water and wastewater treatment; sludge management and treatment technologies; water quality security theory & technology and sustainable water cycle theory & technology. Severed as Vice Chair of Sm... Read full biography

Francesco Fatone

University of Verona, Italy, Co-Chair

Kuruvilla Mathew

Murdoch University Library, Australia, Co-Chair

Kory Loucks-Powell

San Francisco Public Utilities Commission, Secretary

Rodrigo Villarroel Walker

World Resources Institute, Vice-Chair

K. Richard Tsang

CDM Smith, United States of America, Secretary

Banu Örmeci

Specialist Groups Representative - Carleton University, Canada
Prof. Banu Örmeci is the chair of the IWA (International Water Association) Sludge Management Group. She has an internationally recognised research program on wastewater and biosolids treatment. Prof. Banu Örmeci completed her MS and PhD in Civil a... Read full biography

Hamanth C. Kasan

General Manager, Scientific Services, Rand Water, South Africa; IWA Vice President and Board Member

Tsair-Fuh Lin

National Cheng Kung University, Chinese Taiwan, Secretary

Markus Starkl

University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences, Austria, Co-chair

Andrea M. Dietrich

Virginia Tech, United States of America, Chair

Mariska Ronteltap

UNESCO-IHE University Vienna, Austria, Secretary

Jiri Marsalek

National Water Research Institute, Canada, Secretary

Manfred Schuetze

IFAK Institut für Automation und Kommunikation e.V. Magdeburg, Germany, Chair

Kara L. Nelson

UC Berkeley, United States of America, Secretary

Miguel Peña

Universidad del Valle, Colombia, Chair

Patricia Hotchkiss Bakir

Independent Consultant, Jordan, Vice-Chair

Kari Elisabeth Fagernaes

Oslo Water and Sewage Works, Norway, Chair

Miquel Salgot

University of Barcelona, Spain, Secretary/Newsletter Editor

Giovanni de Feo

Universitá degli Studi di Salerno (UNISA), Vice-Chair

Andreas Angelakis

Specialist Group representative - NAGREF, Institute of Crete, Hellenic Water Supply and Sewerage Association, Greece; IWA Steering Committee Member; IWA Specialist Group Chair
Dr. A. Angelakis is a Water Resources Engineer at the National Agric. Res. Foundation, Institute of Iraklion, Greece and Technical Consultant of Hellenic Union of Municipal Enterprises for Water Supply and Sewerage. His scientific fields of interest ... Read full biography

Malcolm Farley

Malcolm Farley Associates, UK, Secretary

Tim Waldron

Specialist Group Representative, Chair

Jiangyong Hu

National University of Singapore, Singapore, Secretary

Stuart Khan

University of New South Wales, Australia, Vice-Chair

Shane Snyder

University of Arizona, United States of America, Vice-Chair

Jörg E. Drewes

Institute of Water and Environment, Technische Universität München, Germany, Chair
Jörg E. Drewes is an environmental engineer by training with more than 25 years of experience. He is currently Chair Professor of Urban Water Systems Engineering at the Technical University of Munich, Germany. Before joining TUM in 2013, he served a... Read full biography

Minju Lee

Republic of Korea, Secretary and Editor

Makoto Murase

Skywater Bangladesh Ltd, Co-Chair

Rui Sancho

Águas do Algarve, Portugal, Secretary

Mitchell Laginestra

Secretary, Australia

Santino Di Berardino

National Laboratory for Energy and Geology-LNEG, Portugal, Vice-Chair

Huw Taylor

University of Brighton, Vice-Chair

Fengting Li

Tongji University, China, Vice-Chair

Jose Vieira

Universidade do Minho, Portugal, Chair

Ioannis Alexiou

Scientists International, United Kingdom, Chair

Ilan Juran

Urban Utility Center, United States of America, Secretary

Arjen van Nieuwenhuizen

Witteveen + Bos, The Netherlands, Secretary

Amit Chanan

State Water Corporation, Australia, Vice-Chair
Dr Amit Chanan is an experienced senior executive with a career spanning over two decades within the international water industry and infrastructure services. Amit is currently appointed as the Director City Projects and Property with The City of Syd... Read full biography

Martin Jekel

Technical University of Berlin, Germany, Vice-Chair

William Stringfellow

Ecological Engineering Res. Prog., University of Pacific, United States of America, Secretary

Katsuki Kimura

Hokkaido University, Japan, Chair

Matthias Zessner

Vienna University of Technology, Austria, Vice-Chair

Maria do Carmo Sobral

Federal University Pernambuco, Brazil, Vice-Chair

Robert Kelly

Suez Enviormennt, France, Chair

John Riddiford

Department of Environment and Primary Industries, Australia, Chair

Jacek Makinia

Gdansk University of Technology, Poland, Secretary

Sudhir Murthy

Chief Executive Officer of NEWhub Corp / IWA Senior-Vice President
Dr. Sudhir Murthy is Chief Executive Officer of NEWhub Corp.  He is also an Adjunct Senior Research Scientist at Columbia University and Senior-Vice President of the International Water Association (IWA). NEWhub is a cleantech company that specializ... Read full biography

Blanca Antizar-Ladislao

Isle Utilities Ltd, UK, Secretary

Qilin Li

Rice University, United States of America, Co-Chair

Eduardo Ayesa

CEIT-IK4 Research Centre, Spain, Chair

Adrian Oehmen

Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal, Secretary

Tom P. Curtis

Newcastle University, United Kingdom, Chair

Steyn Maronel

CSIR, South Africa, Secretary

Fabio Masi

IRIDRA SRL., Italy, Chair
Fabio Masi is R&D Manager and Technical Director of the Italian engineering company IRIDRA Srl, since 1998 and Vice-President of Global Wetland Technology (companies association) since 2012. His background is a PhD in Environmental Sciences and a... Read full biography

Matthew Bower

Drinking Water Quality Regulator for Scotland, United Kingdom, Chair

Rolando Chamy

Pontifical Catholic University of Valparaíso, Chile, Secretary

David Bolzonella

University of Verona, Chair

Kuo-Lun Tung

National Taiwan University, Taiwan, Secretary

Xia Huang

Tsinghua University, China, Vice-Chair

Val S. Frenkel

CH2M HILL, United States of America, Vice-Chair

Franz-Bernd Frechen

University of Kassel, Germany, Chair

Michael A. Anderson

University of California - Riverside, USA, Secretary

Mike Burch

Australian Water Quality Centre, Adelaide, Australia, Vice-Chair

John C. Little

Virginia Tech, USA, Vice-Chair

Tsair-Fuh Lin

National Cheng Kung University, Chinese Taiwan, Chair

Leiv Rieger

inCTRL Solutions Inc., Canada, Vice-Chair/Secretary

Eveline Volcke

Ghent University, Belgium, Chair

Slava Ivanova Dineva

Institute of Fishery Resources (IFR) - Varna, Bulgaria, Co-chair

Jennifer McKay

University of South Australia, Australia, Chair

Daniel Botelho

BMT WBM Ltd., Australia, Vice-Chair

Adrian Wing-Keung Law

Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, Chair

Qiuhua Liang

Newcastle University, UK, Vice-Chair

Orazio Giustolisi

Politecnico Di Bari, Italy, Chair

Rosina Girones

University of Barcelona, Spain, Secretary

Gary Toranzos

University of Puerto Rico, Puerto Rico, Chair

Shafick Adams

Water Research Commission, South Africa, Co-Chair

Milan Dimkic

Institute Jaroslav Cerni, Serbia, Co-Chair

Jaeweon Cho

Yonsei University, Republic of Korea, Vice-Chair/Secretary

Nancy Love

University of Michigan, USA, Chair

Ricardo Cobacho

Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain, Secretary

Arjun Thapan

WaterLinks, Philippines, Co-chair

Mary Ann Dickinson

Alliance for Water Efficiency, United States of America, Chair

Chao Chen

LAMIC Other Segments - Member of the Sub-committee for Specialist Groups, Tsinghua University, China
Chao Chen, Associate Professor in Division of Drinking Water Safety, School of Environment, Tsinghua University. I got the Ph. D. of civil engineering in Tsinghua University 2005. I joined the Division of Drinking Water Safety in Tsinghua University ... Read full biography

Blanca Jimenez-Cisneros

Director of the Division of Water Sciences, UNESCO, France; Chair, IWA Specialist Group; IWA Journal Editor

Peter Schipper

Wageningen UR, The Netherlands, Secretary

Mi-Hyun Park

University of Massachusetts, USA, Vice-Chair

Sung-Ryong Ha

Chungbuk National University, Chair

John Bridgeman

University of Birmingham, United Kingdom, Secretary

Zdravka Do-quang

Suez Environment, France, Chair

Miklos Patziger

Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary, Secretary

Norbert Jardin

Ruhrverband, Germany, Chair

Andrew J. Englande

Tulane University, USA, Secretary

Darren Sun

Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, Chair

Damien Batstone

Advanced Wastewater Management Centre, Australia, Chair

Maria Fürhacker

BOKU-University, Austria, Chair

Eberhard Morgenroth

ETH Zurich, Switzerland, Chair

Samuel Martin

Suez-Enviormennt France, Secretary

Henri Spanjers

Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands, Secretary

Fan Xiaojun

Executive Director Macao Water Supply Pte Ltd, IWA Board Member
Xiaojun Fan has, since 2007, been the Executive Director of the Macao Water Company Co., Ltd. (Macao Water), the concessionaire of water supply services in Macao Special Administrative Region, P. R. China. Previously he was the Laboratory and Researc... Read full biography

Peter VanRolleghem

Director, CentrEau, IWA Board Member, IWA Strategic Council, IWA Fellow
Peter Vanrolleghem is a bio-engineer, with a PhD in Applied Biological Sciences – Environmental Technology in 1994, from Ghent University in Belgium. His PhD dealt with monitoring, modelling and control of activated sludge processes, with special e... Read full biography

Daniel Nolasco

Strategic Council Chair - President Nolasco y Associados S.A., IWA Board Member
Daniel Nolasco has over 25 years of engineering experience in design, operation, and optimization of wastewater treatment plants and energy efficient water systems. Daniel’s projects have received numerous international awards, among them, a nomina... Read full biography

Dennis Mwanza

Independent Consultant, IWA Board Member

Silver Mugisha

NSWC Managing Director, IWA Board Member

Ed Hulshof

IWA Board Member, Treasurer, Chair FIC

Hiroaki Furumai

Professor University of Tokyo, IWA Board Member

Apichart Anukularmphai

President of Thailand Water Resources Association,
IWA Board Member

Enrique Cabrera

Professor at Universitat Politecnica de Valencia, Chair IWA Publishing Board of Directors, IWA Senior Vice-President

Jaime Baptista

Research Coordinator, National Laboratory of Civil Engineering (Portugal), Chairman, Strategic Council of the Portuguese Water Partnership

Norhayati Abdullah

Senior lecturer at Faculty of Biosciences and Medical Engineering, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), IWA Board Member

Keith Robertson

Global Operations Director
Keith graduated with a BSc in Chemistry (1992) and went on to take a PG Diploma in Water Management (1994). Since joining IWA in June 1994, Keith has had various responsibilities and fulfilled a number of roles within the organisation including: prep... Read full biography

Ganesh Pangare

Asia-Pacific Regional Director
Ganesh is a fellow of the London-based Leadership for Environment and Development (LEAD) International Programme, the Ashoka Innovators for the Public Program based in Washington, and the East-West Centre, Hawaii. Prior to joining IWA , Ganesh was th... Read full biography

Tao Li

China Regional Director
Tao Li graduated from Xian University of Architecture & Technology with Bachelor degree in 2001 and finished PhD degree with Environmental Engineering in Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2007. Prior to joining IWA in 2009, Tao worked as an assistan... Read full biography

Florin Iliescu

Director Central & Eastern Europe
Florin Iliescu has been a member of the IWA since 2001, a regular participant in the IWA congresses and conferences, and a Regional Director for Danube and Eastern Europe since April 2014. His long professional career has always been related to the w... Read full biography