Suseendiran Ganapathy

Regional Customer Relations Officer

Jeyannathann Karunanithi

India Regional Operation Manager

Syed Faiz Ahmed

Customer Relationship Officer

Janani Shree

Customer Relationship Officer

Shazvan Hanif

Web Developer - Senior IT Officer

Abhinaya V

Salesforce CRM Analyst

Kerrie Dyer

Corporate Membership Officer

Aishwarya N

Senior Accounts Officer

Jignesh Macwan

Support Officer

Damir Brdjanovic

Professor of Citywide Inclusive Sanitation, IHE Delft Institute for Water Education, the Netherlands
Dr. Damir Brdjanovic is Professor of Citywide Inclusive Sanitation (CWIS) at IHE Delft Institute for Water Education in the Netherlands. Areas of his expertise include CWIS, non-sewered sanitation and faecal sludge management, and urban drainage and ... Read full biography

Thammarat Koottatep

Professor, Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand
Thammarat Koottatep is a Professor of the Environmental Engineering Management program and Co-Director of Global Water and Sanitation Center of the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Thailand. He is an internationally recognized professional on fec... Read full biography

Osward Mulenga Chanda

Director of the Water Development & Sanitation Department at the African Development Bank
Osward is the Director of the Water Development and Sanitation Department at the Africa Development Bank, responsible for a program portfolio of US$4.9 billion and the Africa Water Facility. He is a Civil Engineer,  global player in the water sector... Read full biography

Neeta Pokhrel

Chief of Water Sector Group, Asian Development Bank, Philippines
Neeta Pokhrel, Chief of Water Sector Group, has over 25 years of experience working with ADB, private sector, international consulting firms, non-governmental organizations and water utilities. She leads strategic development of ADB’s water sector ... Read full biography

Kate Medlicott

Sanitation team leader, World Health Organization, Switzerland
Kate Medlicott is the Sanitation team leader within the WASH team at the World Health Organization in Geneva, Switzerland.  In this role Kate is responsible for translating health evidence to policy and practice through WHO guidelines and for health... Read full biography

Sylvain Usher

Executive Director of the African Water and Sanitation Association
Sylvain Usher is the Executive Director of the African Water and Sanitation Association. He undertook various studies for institutions such as the European Union, African Development Bank, World Bank and facilitated various workshops and session duri... Read full biography

Margaret W. Maina

Managing Director of Limuru Water and Sewerage Company, Kenya
Margaret W. Maina is the Managing Director of Limuru Water and Sewerage Company, a Kenyan Water utility with 17 years as the Managing Director. She has over 28 years experience in the Water Sector having worked in the Ministry of Water Development in... Read full biography

Jennifer Balatedi Molwantwa

CEO, Water Research Commission, South Africa
Dr Jennifer Molwantwa is the CEO of the Water Research Commission of South Africa since 2022. Since 2023, she is a member of the Advisory Board for IWA’s Inclusive Urban Sanitation initiative. She holds a PhD in Biotechnology focusing on mine wate... Read full biography

Mathi Vathanan

Principal Secretary, Department of Housing and Urban Development, Government of Odisha, India
Mr. G. Mathi Vathanan presently is the Principal Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development for the Government of Odisha in India. Since 2023, he is a member of the Advisory Board for IWA’s Inclusive Urban Sanitation initiative. A... Read full biography

Patrick Ty

Chief Regulator at Metropolitan Waterworks & Sewerage System, Philippines
Attorney Patrick Lester N. Ty holds the distinction of being the youngest person to be appointed as Chief Regulator in the 25-year history of the MWSS RO. Since 2023, he is a member of the Advisory Board for IWA’s Inclusive Urban Sanitation initia... Read full biography

Min Yang

Distinguished Fellow, Research Center for Eco-Environmental Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

Aijie Wang

Distinguished Fellow, Harbin Institute of Technology, China

Rao Surampalli

Distinguished Fellow, Global Institute for Energy, Environment and Sustainability, United States

Juan Lema

Distinguished Fellow, University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain

Elisabeta Poci

Executive Director of Water Supply & Sewerage Association of Albania, IWA Board Member
Elisabeta Poci is the Executive Director of Water Supply and Sewerage Association of Albania (SHUKALB), a non-governmental and not for profit professional organization, aiming to improve the performance of water supply and sewerage sector in Albania,... Read full biography

Harsha Ratnaweera

Professor, Norwegian University of Life Sciences Founder and Chairman, DOSCON AS, Norway, IWA Board Member
Harsha Ratnaweera has been a water and wastewater engineering professor at the faculty of sciences and technology, Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU), since 2012. Before NMBU, he was the director of international projects and innovation and... Read full biography

S Mohan

Vice Chancellor, Puducherry Technological University, IWA Board Member
Prof. (Dr.) S. MOHAN is currently the Vice Chancellor, Puducherry Technological University, Puducherry (since Dec 2021) under deputation from Indian Institute of Technology Madras where he serves as Institute Chair Professor in the Environmental &am... Read full biography

Omi Kumari

Research Scholar, Western Sydney University
Omi is a Geographer at Western Sydney University. Her research work is on water governance and regional planning. She has experience in dealing with multi stakeholders’ participation. She is passionate about bringing more inclusive planning for... Read full biography

Christopher Lawson

Assistant Professor, University of Toronto. ISME-IWA 2022 Award Winner
Dr. Christopher Lawson recently joined the Department of Chemical Engineering & Applied Chemistry at the University of Toronto as an Assistant Professor in 2021. He earned his BASc and MASc at the University of British Columbia (2010 and 2014, re... Read full biography

Jizhong (Joe) Zhou

Research Professor, ISME-IWA 2022 Award Winner, IWA Fellow
Dr Jizhong (Joe) Zhou is a George Lynn Cross Research Professor, and Director of the Institute for Environmental Genomics at University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK. He is internationally recognized for a number of ground-breaking discoveries and pioneeri... Read full biography

Gokul Dayalan

Strategic Advisory Role IWA YWP Steering Committee - Research Scientist
Gokul Dayalan completed his Doctorate of Philosophy in Environmental and Water Resources Engineering, Department of Civil Engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras. His research focuses on Treated of leachate from municipal solid wast... Read full biography

Agustin Landaburu

Strategic Advisory Role IWA YWP Steering Committee - Water Consultant
Agustin is a civil engineer and has a Master’s degree in Water Management from the University of Buenos Aires (UBA) where he is currently an assistant professor. He has experience as a consultant on sanitary networks, project engineering, WWTP ... Read full biography

Chelsea Hayward

Career Building Role IWA YWP Steering Committee - Senior Process Engineer
Chelsea is a Process Engineer in the Water Team at Jacobs with a background in Chemical and Environmental Engineering. She has varied project experience addressing current and emerging water challenges across a number of water and wastewater treatmen... Read full biography

Khoa Ngo

Specialist Group (SG) YWP Role IWA YWP Steering Committee - Post-Doctoral Researcher
Nam just finished a PhD in Civil & Environmental Engineering research collaboration program between the Catholic University of America and DC Water in Washington DC, USA. Nam has more than six years of experience in the area of intensification an... Read full biography

Claudia Prehn

Specialist Group (SG) YWP Role IWA YWP Steering Committee - Consultancy Representative
Claudia is a civil engineer specialising in water management, hydraulics, and hydrology. She is interested in scientific research, teaching, and social projects related to water. She is passionate about water science and effective knowledge transfer.... Read full biography

Shotaro Goto

Chapter Coordinator IWA YWP Steering Committee
Shotaro is studying sustainable WASH at UCL. Before coming to London, he worked in the Japanese water sector for five years. Also, he is a Chapter Coordinator for the Young Water Professionals’ Steering Committee and he is involved in other IWA... Read full biography

Qian Li

Chapter Coordinator IWA YWP Steering Committee - Professor, Xi'an University of Architecture and Technology
Qian is a professor at the School of Environmental and Municipal Engineering at Xi’an University of Architecture and Technology, she is a Young Water Professionals Chapter Coordinator, and she was a Managing Committee member of the IWA Young Wa... Read full biography

Ashton Mpofu

Vice Chair IWA YWP Steering Committee - Water Sector Analyst
Ashton is a driven, tolerant, altruistic, ambitious visionary and an experienced chemical engineering professional with oratory skills and a passion for water, circular economy and sustainable development. His past experience spans working with secto... Read full biography

Lisa Bross

Head of R&D at Wasserversorgung Rheinessen-Pfalz GmbH

Jules van Lier

Professor, Delft University of Technology
Jules van Lier is full professor “Wastewater Treatment /  Environmental Engineering” at the Section Sanitary Engineering of Delft University of Technology, with a 0.2 fte posted position at UNESCO-IHE. He received both his MSc and PhD from Wagen... Read full biography

Shaitan Singh

Superintending Engineer (PHED Rajasthan), BE (Civil), MBA (PM)

Mr. Md. Abdullah P. Eng.

P. Eng., Khulna Water Supply and Sewerage Authority

Mads Leth

CEO, VCS Denmark (Administrerende Direktør hos VandCenter Syd)

Melissa Meeker

CEO, The Water Tower

Yvonne Magawa

Executive Secretary, ESAWAS, Zambia
Yvonne Magawa is the Executive Secretary at the Eastern and Southern Africa Water and Sanitation (ESAWAS) Regulators Association. She is overseeing the support to African WSS regulators to improve urban sanitation services by integrating non-sewered ... Read full biography

Jotham Ivan Sempewo

Lecturer, Makerere University, Uganda
Jotham Ivan Sempewo is a Lecturer in the department of civil and environmental engineering, College of Engineering, Design, Art & Technology of Makerere University, Kampala. His research, teaching, and consultancy focus on project management, tra... Read full biography

Mr Jorge Durán

Chemical Engineer & Consultant, Argentina
Jorge Durán is a Chemical Engineer specialized in Sanitary Eng. and MSc in Environmental Eng. He was trained in High Rate Anaerobic Treatment at Wastewater Technology Centre (Ont. Canada). and served at National Water Institute of Argentina performi... Read full biography

Liu Ye

Associate Professor, University of Queensland

Jeroen Langeveld

Associate Professor, Delft University of Technology

Martina Haughton

HR & Office Manager

Samuel Asante

Member Data Officer

Sara Muradi

Executive Assistant to the ED

Carlos Diaz

Strategic Programmes & Engagement Manager

Asif Uddin

Senior Business Intelligence Officer

Téa Lobjanidze

Marketing Officer

Professor Marcos Von Sperling

Nafisa Barot

Makoto Jingu

Samira Akoudad

Global 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 YWP Steering Committee member; Leading Engineer
Liudmyla coordinates the Events and Communications for the IWA YWP Steering Committee. She holds a PhD in Water Supply and Sewerage. Her international experience also involves the International Organising Committee of the IWA Eastern European Young W... 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

Secretary IWA YWP Steering Committee, 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 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 academic development, he has transited from the biological wastewater... 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

Sharara Kabir

IT & Digital Transformation Officer
Sharara joined IWA in 2019 as a member of the IT and Digital Transformation team, focusing on process transformation and supporting the execution and design of the digital program to achieve superior membership engagement. Sharara is a graduate of Br... Read full biography

Sealand Sun

Global 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

Katarzyna Deregowska

Leadership Engagement Officer
Katarzyna serves as IWA Leadership Engagement Officer, she is passionate about community building and engagement. At IWA she oversees Young Water Professionals community, empowering the young members of our association to engage with their peers inte... 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

Laura White

Leadership Engagement Officer
Laura joined the Association in March 2020 as a Leadership Engagement Officer. Specifically, her role involves working with the Association’s community of regulators on IWA’s Water Policy & Regulation work as well as engaging with and support... Read full biography

Jessica Chiroma

HR & Operations Manager

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

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

Jing (Crystal) Fan

HR & Operations Manager | China
Ms. Jing(Crystal) Fan has rich experience in human resources and administrative affairs in world fortune 500 companies, ranging from world famous headhunting firm to real estate industry before she joined IWA. She graduated from Nanjing University of... 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

Agnes So

Engineer at Hong Kong Public Relations Unit, Drainage Services Department
Agnes SO is an Engineer at the Public Relations Unit of the Drainage Services Department at the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. Experienced in projects relating to the 3-pronged approach in flood prevention, Ms. So particip... Read full biography

Varghese Babu

IT & Digital Transformation Director
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

Kambiri Cox

Member Engagement Manager
Kambiri is a hydrogeology professional from the Caribbean island nation of Trinidad and Tobago. She worked for the national water utility as a Senior Hydrological Technician before moving to Europe to complete a joint masters program in Groundwater ... 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

Aaron Burton

Aaron is an internationally recognised expert in water efficiency and sustainable water management. He has worked in the UK and Australia across NGO, consulting, industry, academic, regulatory and government roles. This has included projects joining ... 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

Director, Aquaminerals, Netherlands

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

Cheryl Davis and Diana Guio

Cheryl Davis is a Principal at CKD Consulting and Chair of the IWA Best practices on Workforce Sustainability Specialist Group. Diana Guio worked as independent sustainability consultant prior to join IWA as Learning and Capacity Development Officer... Read full biography

Sabena Sadasivan

Awards and Recognition Officer
Sabena is the new Awards & Recognition Officer at IWA and is currently working on the IWA Awards for the 2016 World Water Congress & Exhibition in Brisbane, Australia. The IWA Awards recognise excellence, innovation and leadership within th... Read full biography

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

Camille Fong

Intern for Basins of the Future Programme
Camille Fong recently joined IWA as part of the Basins of the Future Programme, working specifically on the Flood and Drought Management Tool project, Preparing for Extreme And Rare events in coastaL regions and water-energy-food nexus dialogues. She... 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

Daniel Deere

Director, Water Futures

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

Marta Jiménez

Communications Officer
  Marta has been working for IWA since 2015 contributing to develop communications and content strategies for IWA’s key thematic and programmatic areas. Marta has previously worked in development organisations with a focus in strategic communi... 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

Wang Longzhu

The Nature Conservancy

Mu Quan

The Nature Conservancy

Kari Vigerstol

The Nature Conservancy

Daniel Shemie

The Nature Conservancy

Chola Mbilima

National Water Supply and Sanitation Council, Zambia

Julius van Lier

Fellow, Netherlands

Jurg Keller

Distinguished Fellow, Australia
Jurg is a leading water professional with nearly 30 years’ experience mainly in academic research and teaching but always in close collaboration with the water industry. His key focus is on urban water management aspects, particularly optimal integ... Read full biography

Roger M Ben Aim

IFTS, France; IWA Steering Committee Member

Fiona Gore

Project Manager Global Analysis WHO

Ilana Cohen

Mobile for Development Utilities, Africa Project Manager

Daniel Shemie and Robert Mcdonald

The Nature Conservancy

Dan Wang

China Regional Manager
  Dan is a Regional Senior Officer based in IWA Greater China Office. Previously, she worked for the IWA Basins of the Future Programme and Water-Energy-Food Nexus project in The Hague IWA Global Office. Dan holds an M.A. degree from the Univers... Read full biography

Diane Vande

Executive Director, Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies

Andreas Jagerskog

Counsellor for Regional Water Issues in the Middle East and North Africa

Azmi Ghneim

Technical Director, German Water Partnership

Eva Promes

Programmes Officer, Cities of the Future Programme - WaCCliM
Eva has a background in energy, recently joining the IWA as Programmes Officer for the Cities of the Future programme, working on Water, Climate and Energy. She is involved in activities that focus on the Water-Energy nexus, such as the WaCCliM proje... Read full biography

Alex Miller

Borda Regional Director Middle East & Central Asia

Amanda Marlin

Coordinator, Sanitation and Water for all Partnership

Diana Guio

Learning & Capacity Development Officer
Diana worked as independent sustainability consultant prior to join IWA as Learning and Capacity Development Officer. With a background in chemical engineering and environmental science, Diana has worked on Capacity Development and sustainability iss... Read full biography

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

Dipak Gyawali

Nepal Water Conservation Foundation

Grace Remmington

Research Assistant School of Geography and the Environment, Oxford University

Raul Glotzbach

Strategic Programmes Officer
Raul is a graduate from the Wageningen University and Research Centre (WUR), where he did his MSc in International Land and Water Management. Raul also has a background in international development studies, anthropology and sociology. Raul joined IWA... Read full biography

Chris Shugart

Independent Consultant

Paul Bell

Interim Communications & Engagement Director
Paul has a background in communications and advocacy for change, joining IWA in March 2014. He previously worked on a number of social change and human rights campaigns in the not-for-profit sector, working with businesses, international organisation... Read full biography

Inga Jacobs

Water Reaserch Commision, South Africa

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

Rui Veras

Marketing & Communications Director (Interim)
Rui Veras is a communications professional trained as a political scientist with a focus in international relations and global environmental governance. As a perception strategist he is keen on sustainable social evolution. He has developed his caree... Read full biography

Zhiguo Yuan

University of Queensland, Specialist Group Representative, Australia

Marie-Pierre Whaley

Northumbrian Water Limited, United Kingdom; 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

Kirsten de Vette

Acting Director Leadership Engagement
Kirsten is the Acting Director of Leadership Engagement – managing the team that works on engaging our members in a meaningful way to contribute to a water-wise world. We are also developing new forms of engagement adapting to the needs created by ... Read full biography

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, 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, IWA Board Member

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

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 is an international authority on water microbiology, water quality, and public health safety, and she co-directs both MSU’s Center for Advancing Microbial Risk Assessment (CAMRA) and its Center for Water Sciences (CWS). Joan, together ... 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