Joanna Fatch and Larry Swatuk


Joanna Fatch is a political scientist with research interest and experience in water and development – water resources governance, water supply and sanitation and capacity building. She is an Africa region representative to the End Water Poverty Steering Committee and works with the Global Water Partnership – Southern Africa and WaterAid in realising effective youth involvement in the water sector in southern Africa. Joanna is a PhD research fellow at the University of the Western Cape, Institute for Water Studies where her research focuses of boundaries of benefit sharing specifically looking at interstate politics in the Lake Malawi/Niassa/Nyasa sub-basin of the Zambezi Basin. She hails from Nsanje, Malawi.

Dr Larry Swatuk is Associate Professor in the School of Environment, Enterprise and Development in the Faculty of Environment at the University of Waterloo, Canada, and Visiting Professor at the Institute for Water Studies, University of Western Cape, South Africa. He has published extensively on issues related to environmental politics and security, with a particular focus on water and related resources in sub-Saharan Africa. He is author of the book A Glass Half Full: Water in Southern Africa.