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 the African Water Facility at the African Development Bank; Director for Africa at the International Water Management Institute; and Director of Research at the National Research Institute for Agricultural Engineering, Water, and Forestry, Tunis, Tunisia. She is an agricultural engineer by training, and 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 water quality and water use efficiency. She is a member of different international scientific committees and has received international honors. She holds a Doctor-Engineer degree from the Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse (France) and a Ph.D. in Water Resources Engineering from Lund University (Sweden).