September 18, 2018

Sudhir Murthy and Enrique Cabrera elected new IWA Vice-Presidents


Sudhir Murthy and Enrique Cabrera elected new IWA Vice-Presidents


Tokyo, Japan, 16 September 2018. The IWA Governing Assembly has elected two new Vice-Presidents on the eve of the 2018 IWA World Water Congress & Exhibition.


For a two year term, the Governing Assembly of the International Water Association has elected Dr. Sudhir Murthy as IWA Senior Vice-President and Professor Enrique Cabrera as IWA Vice-President. Starting with the new offices end of September 2018, they will join the new Board of Directors until the next IWA World Water Congress & Exhibition in Copenhagen, Denmark in 2020. The Board of Directors is the decision making organ of the Association.


About Enrique Cabrera

Prof. Dr. Enrique Cabrera is Professor of Fluid Mechanics at the Polytechnic University of Valencia, Spain. His activity revolves around urban hydraulics and urban water management. More specifically on topics related to performance assessment, benchmarking, regulation of water services, water and energy and infrastructure asset management. Besides lecturing and his involvement in academic activities, an important part of his activity consists in supporting organisations, utilities and water professionals by providing specialised training, consultancy and developing applied research. He is currently on his 6th year of service at the IWA Board of Directors, and has chaired IWA Publishing since 2013.


“IWA is in a unique position to assist water professionals around the world by connecting them and facilitating access to state of the art knowledge as well as learning and networking opportunities. I look forward to continue the work with our President and the Board to strengthen IWA’s position as the leading water organisation in the world,” says Professor Cabrera.


About Sudhir Murthy

Dr. Sudhir Murthy is the CEO of NEWhub, a Cleantech firm that helps utilities and industry navigate their internal innovation process and to commercialize new technologies. He has a longstanding background in public water utility management and designer of wastewater treatment plants. Dr. Murthy has published numerous peer-reviewed publications and has been involved and contributed significantly to the success of IWA in various key positions such as a member of the Board of Directors, chairing specialist groups or governing board member, among many other relevant involvement since early 1990s.


“I believe we are entering a promising decade for the management of water. Billions will be served with good quality water and wastewater services. While there are obvious threats of climate change, there are opportunities derived from new technologies and practices,” states Dr. Murthy. He believes that “IWA has a vital role to play in the delivery of this golden age of water, by providing the highest quality content and the best forums for the world’s top water professionals committed to shaping the global water agenda”.




More about the IWA

The International Water Association is the largest international network of water professionals working towards a water wise world, with members in more than 130 countries. Its work focuses on developing solutions for water and wastewater management. As a knowledge hub for the latest science, technology and best practice in the water sector at large, the IWA works to place water on the global political agenda and to influence best practice in regulation and policy making.


About the IWA World Water Congress & Exhibition

Every two years, the Association gathers water professionals at the IWA World Water Congress & Exhibition. This year’s edition counts with the attendance of more than 6000 participants, delegates and exhibitors to meet, network and present innovation, research and technology and close the gap between science and practice. The 2018 IWA World Water Congress & Exhibition is taking place in Tokyo, Japan.               #WorldWaterCongress


For further information: Ulrike Kelm