Dr. Mark Fletcher and Sofia Widforss


Mark Fletcher is responsible for all water and flood risk related business activity across Arup and has advised at a regional, national and trans-national level. He has delivered keynote speeches at Stockholm World Water Week, International Water Week in Amsterdam, CoP21 in Paris and at WATEC in Israel.

He was appointed by the RAEng as Visiting Professor in Engineering Design for Sustainable Development until 2008. In 2014 he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate from Bradford University for his work promoting sustainable water management.

Mark is on the Leadership Council of UK Water Partnership. He was also Project Director for the BCIA Award Winning Bradford City Park. He has been responsible for Amp Frameworks with UK water companies from Amp2-Amp6 as well as national frameworks with the Environment Agency.

He is also a Board Director of the Water Industry Forum and is on the Policy Group for the Alliance of Global Water Adaptation (AGWA). AGWA includes the US State Department, the Government of the Netherlands, the World Bank, Rockefeller Foundation, UNFCCC and Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) amongst its members.

He won the Engineering Council Natural Environment Award and the Leadership Award for Outstanding Contribution to Water Efficiency from the World Water Leadership Congress.

He has presented to senior executives across the Australian water sector on the issue of public and private governance around water. He is also actively engaged in the shaping and messaging of adaptation implementation around the CoP22 agenda.

Sofia Widforss is Programme Manager for International Policy at the Stockholm International Water Institute, SIWI. Prior to joining SIWI, Sofia worked for the Swedish Environmental Management Council and the Nordic Africa Institute.