Dr Samuela Guida started working at the International Water Association in March 2020. Currently, she is the Strategic Programmes and Engagement Manager.
She is responsible for coordinating IWA Strategic Programmes as well as projects, initiatives, and Communities of Practice related to the programmes. She is also responsible for the identification of and engagement with key global and regional partners who are aligned with IWA’s strategic goals and for coordinating and supporting the functioning of IWA members’ groups – working closely with member engagement team, regional offices, communications team, and other key staff at IWA.
She has an academic background in Industrial Biotechnology and a Master’s Degree from the University of Padova in Italy. In 2020, she obtained her PhD from Cranfield University (Water Science Institute, UK) with a Thesis on the removal and recovery of nutrients (ammonium and phosphorus) from wastewater through the ion exchange (IEX) process at demonstration scale.
Samuela is passionate about the environment and her work and studies focused on finding sustainable solutions to practical challenges in the water sector. Individual interests include reading, swimming, running, and sightseeing as well as trying to live a plastic-free and vegan life.