Daniela Bemfica
Strategic Programmes & Engagement Director


Daniela Bemfica is an experienced professional specialising in water management, strategic planning, and project execution. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering and a Master’s degree in Water Resources Engineering and Environmental Sanitation. Currently, she serves as the Director of Strategic Programmes and Engagement at the International Water Association (IWA) Secretariat, where she oversees a diverse portfolio of programmes, including the Inclusive Urban Sanitation and Climate Smart Utilities initiatives, and the Digital Water Programme. Previously, she held key roles in public service, including a tenure as the Director-General of the Porto Alegre City Stormwater Department in Brazil, where she successfully secured and managed funding for large-scale projects, including stormwater and wastewater initiatives.