Katharine Cross
Strategic Programmes Manager


Katharine manages IWA’s strategic programmes including all projects. She has extensive experience (+15 years) in water resource management from global to local scale, with a background in engineering, development, governance and policy. She is the lead on IWA’s Basins of the Future including development of the Action Agenda for Basin-Connected Cities which is a framework for urban stakeholders to be active water stewards in their basins. She previously worked for the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) as the Technical Coordinator for Water and Wetlands in Eastern and Southern Africa, and at the headquarters in Switzerland in the Global Water Programme. She has also worked as an environmental scientist for a consulting company in the oil and gas sector in Canada, and on technical projects in Bolivia and Ghana with Engineers Without Borders.