Eva Promes
Programmes Officer, Cities of the Future Programme - WaCCliM


Eva has a background in energy, recently joining the IWA as Programmes Officer for the Cities of the Future programme, working on Water, Climate and Energy. She is involved in activities that focus on the Water-Energy nexus, such as the WaCCliM project. Throughout her career, and studies ‘Mechanical Engineering’ and ‘Sustainable Processes and Energy Technologies’ at Delft University of Technology (TUD), sustainability has been a integral theme.

Eva has practical experience with the construction, operation and integration of sustainable energy technologies applied in various sectors such as sanitation, agriculture and power plant industry. As a researcher at Wageningen University, she worked on the realisation of national energy and climate targets in various agricultural sectors in close collaboration with entrepreneurs. Later, she returned to TUD to work for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation on the ‘Reinvent the Toilet Challenge’, developing innovative urban sanitation systems, the so-called ‘omni-plants’. She was also involved in the coordination of several international research projects related to innovative energy technologies, such as biomass gasification and fuel cells.

Eva joined IWA to contribute to the urgent need for comprehensive integrated water-climate-energy solutions. Currently she is an active member of Engineers Without Borders and a Youth Ambassador for ONE.org, an international grass roots campaigning and advocacy organisation.