July 6, 2021 GovernanceIndustrySDGs

IWA hosting high-level water policy panel

Meet the team of expert panellists taking part in a high-level water policy panel on the future of regulation & water policy for climate mitigation and adaptation, part of the closing plenary of IWA’s Virtual 6th International Water Regulators Forum (IWRF). The closing plenary is open to all and takes place on the 8th of July at 14:40 GMT+1 (London Time) – register now for free.

Mr. Darryl Day (Co-Chair): Darryl Day is the Chief Executive Officer of the Peter Cullen Trust, a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to providing a bridge between science, people and the environment by cultivating meaningful conversations and through capacity building. Darryl was the Executive Director of ICE WaRM (formerly known as WaterEd Australia) and of the Australian Water School (2016-2020) and General Manager of the Power and Water Corporation in the Northern Territory for 15 years. In 2018 he was also appointed as an IWA Distinguished Fellow, a high-level recognition for water professionals and members of IWA.

Ms. Carolina Latorre (Co-Chair): Carolina Latorre has over 15 years of experience in international projects and providing strategic advice on water law, policies, and regulation including being IWA’s previous Water Policy and Regulation lead. Currently, she is a consultant for the World Bank as Regulation Expert in Water Supply and Sanitation (WSS) at the WSS Global Solutions Group. She is also Programme Manager at WASTE Foundation, an organisation which develops innovative strategies and instruments for financing the scaling of sanitation and solid waste management initiatives in low-income countries and emerging economies.

Dr Ania Grobicki (Panellist): Dr Ania Grobicki is Deputy Director of External Affairs at the Green Climate Fund. She is a South African chemical engineer who has worked for a range of different organisations around the world, including heading the Global Water Partnership as Executive Secretary, as well as in academia and consulting, specifically on water, environment and development issues. Concerned by the major changes occurring in both global and local water cycles, for the last 10 years she has focused on the links between water and climate, including water-related disasters.

Ms. Anne Castle (Panellist): Anne Castle is a Senior Fellow at the Getches-Wilkinson Center for Natural Resources at the University of Colorado, focusing on western water issues including the Colorado River operational policy and the integration of tribal water interests. From 2009 to 2014, she was Assistant Secretary for Water and Science at the U.S. Department of the Interior where she oversaw water and science policy for the Department and had responsibility for the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation and the U.S. Geological Survey. She is also a founding member of the Water Policy Group.

Mr. Makoto Jingu (Panellist): Makoto Jingu is a Deputy Director General of the East Design Center of the Japan Sewage Works Agency established in 1975 based on the Japan Sewage Works Agency Act of 1972. He is in charge of planning and designing the WWTPs & Rainwater Pumping Stations and has been engaged in in the field of sewage systems for 25 years. From 2010 to 2012, he was Deputy Director of the Sewerage Works Division of the Sewerage & Wastewater Management Department, Water and Disaster Management Bureau for the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism in Japan.

Peter Njaggah (Panellist): Njaggah is a professional engineer with over 25 years’ experience in design, construction supervision, operations, management, regulation and capacity development in the area of provision of water and sanitation services. He is a former chairman of the Technical Committee on Regulatory Issues (TeCRI) of the Eastern and Southern Africa Water and Sanitation (ESAWAS) Regulators Association. For over 10 years (between 2009-2021), he has been the Director of Technical Services and Director of Licensing, Standards and Advocacy at the Water Services Regulatory Board (WASREB) in Kenya where he now acts as Chief Executive Officer.

To hear the experts’ views on the future of regulation, specifically with a focus on the role of regulators and of regulation in mitigating and adapting to climate change, register for the closing plenary (8 July 14:40 GMT+1) now.