Marie Rødsten Sagen
Programmes Officer, Water and Sanitation Services



Marie is an environmental engineer from Norway with a passion for environmental and equity issues. Marie joined IWA in 2014 and now strengthens IWA’s Global Headquarters working as a Programme Officer for Urban Water and Sanitation Services. She brings a wealth of knowledge and discipline to IWA with her international background and from her work with the Danish Environmental Protection Agency, Oslo Wastewater Utility, Water Youth Network, SuSanA and the International Ecological Engineering Society. She has also had the honour of acting as the Ambassador of Young Amsterdam International Water Week 2013-2015. Currently, her tasks include global project development and knowledge sharing, both online and offline – particularly related to water and sanitation safety planning, resource recovery from wastewater and the circular economy. Marie is also founder of the project ‘Sanimation’ – a playful sanitation animation communicating the linkages between sanitation and the circular economy.