October 3, 2019 Membership

IWA Strategic Council 2019 elected

Lisbon, Portugal, 03. October 2019. The 2019 election process for the International Water Association Strategic Council has been concluded and the IWA Board of Directors has endorsed the results. Thirteen members of the previous Council stepped down after the end of their two-year term. The newly elected members assume their duties in October 2019.

The IWA Strategic Council provides guidance to the Board of Directors and the Governing Assembly in the strategic direction of the Association. It also assists in the development and coordination of member activities within the Association. The Strategic Council is representative of the IWA’s membership, comprising members from specialist groups, regulators, utilities, researchers, consultants, and equipment manufacturers, as well as representatives from other sectors.

In addition, the Council assists in the coordination of the work of various specialist groups, clusters, task groups, and task-forces of the Association.

The Strategic Council requires a nomination process from amongst IWA members, an endorsement process and a voting process. The new IWA Strategic Council continues the excellent work of previous members to ensure that the International Water Association continues to inspire change and represents the associations’ worldwide membership.

For full details of the role and membership of the Strategic Council, please visit the About Us page on the IWA website.


IWA expresses its gratitude to outgoing strategic council members for their contributions to the IWA’s strategic initiatives in the past two years: Helena Alegre (Portugal); Andreas Angelakis (Greece); Roger Ben Aim (France); Jean-Luc Bertrand-Krajewski (France); Luke Dennis (UK); Virginie Dumoulin-Wieczorkiewicz (France); Dominique Gatel (France); Philippe Gislette (France); Johan Groen (Finland); Bruno Nguyen (France); Teodor Popa (Romania); Marie Whaley (UK); Zhiguo Yuan (Australia).


For more details on how the IWA Strategic Council operates and how the SC contributes, please see the Terms of Reference of the IWA Strategic Council.