Editorial Team

Water International Editorial Team

James Nickum Water International Editor-in-ChiefProf. James E. Nickum, Editor-In-Chief

James E. Nickum (Japan) is an institutional economist specialising in water and environmental governance. He is a China specialist, he has also engaged in research on water at regional and comparative scales. He is the author or editor of 15 books and monographs and over 60 articles and book chapters. He is the former Chair of the IWRA Publications Committee and, since September 2007, Editor-in-Chief of Water International (an ex-officio Board position).




Flip Wester Water International Deputy Editor-in-ChiefDr. Philippus (Flip) Wester, Deputy Editor-In-Chief
Philippus (Flip) Wester joined the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) in March 2013 as Chief Scientist Water Resources Management. In addition he is the Principal Investigator of the HImalayan Adaptation, WAter and REsilience (HI-AWARE) research on glacier and snowpack depending river basins for improving livelihoods. From 2000 to 2012 he was Assistant Professor of water governance and institutional change at Wageningen University, after working with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands as Bilateral Associate Expert Water Management in Bangladesh from 1995 to 1998 (with the Bangladesh Water Development Board) and in Mexico from 1998 to 2000 (with the International Water Management Institute).


Rémy Kinna, Book Reviews Editor
Rémy Kinna is an international environmental law, policy and governance specialist. Regarding water issues, Rémy was the Researcher in the Global Governance of International Watercourses with the UNESCO Centre for Water Law, Policy & Science at the University of Dundee, Scotland and worked with the Freshwater and Marine Unit in the Division of Environmental Law & Conventions at UNEP in Kenya. He has consulted for a range of local, national, international and global organisations and is an Expert (International Water Law & Policy) with the London Centre of International Law Practice. He regularly speaks, commentates and publishes on topics including international environmental law (specifically water), river basin governance, transboundary impacts of large-scale infrastructure projects including hydropower dams, and liability from mining pollution, especially water contamination.

Associate Editors

Jonathan Lautze - International Water Management Institute, South Africa
Dr. Jonathan Lautze is a senior researcher at the International Water Management Institute-Southern Africa office in Pretoria. He has led or contributed to a range of applied, interdisciplinary research and development projects focused on topics such as water governance, water security, transboundary water management, climate change and water, and water and health. Jonathan Lautze has published more than 30 peer-reviewed articles, and has edited a book on key concepts in water resources management. He routinely serves as a reviewer for water sector journals and is currently an associate editor of Water International. Jonathan’s development experience includes time living and working in Benin, Ethiopia, and Sri Lanka, and short-term assignments in Burkina Faso, Chad, Egypt, Ghana, Israel/Palestine, Jordan, Mali, Morocco, Oman, Rwanda, Senegal, Tajikistan, Turkey, Uganda and Uzbekistan. Lautze has previously worked for USAID and the World Bank, and holds a Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy from the Fletcher School, Tufts University and a PhD from Tufts Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. He is originally from northern California.

Charlotte Mc Alistair -  International Development Research Centre, Ottawa, Canada

Naho Mirumachi - King's College London, UK
Dr. Naho Mirumachi is Lecturer at the Department of Geography, King’s College London.  She has multi-disciplinary training in International Relations, International Studies and Human Geography.  Her main research interest focuses on the politics of water resources management in developing country contexts.  She examines three inter-related themes: institutions of water allocation; power and environmental discourse; and scale and agency.  She has conducted fieldwork in southern and eastern Africa, south and southeast Asian regions.  Her monograph, ‘Transboundary Water Politics in the Developing World’, is published by Routledge.  Naho is dedicated to communicating between science and policy and currently convenes the MSc Water: Science and Governance programme at King’s College, and is involved in training policy-makers on water security.

Cecilia Tortajada - Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, Singapore
Dr. Cecilia Tortajada is Senior Research Fellow, Institute of Water Policy, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore. The main focus of her work at present is on the future of the world´s water, especially in terms of water, food, energy and environmental securities through coordinated policies. She has been an advisor to major international institutions like FAO, UNDP, JICA, ADB, OECD and GIZ, and has worked in countries in Africa, Asia, North and South America and Europe on water and natural resources and environment-related policies. She is a member of the OECD Initiative in Water Governance. She is a past President of the International Water Resources Association (2007-2009) and an Honorary member of the IWRA. Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Water Resources Development, Associate Editor of Water International, and member of the Editorial Boards of the International Journal of Water Governance, Journal of Natural Resources Policy Research, Urban, Planning and Transport Research Journal and Journal on Frontiers in Environmental Science; and Editor of book series with Oxford University Press and Springer. She is the author and editor of more than 30 books by major international publishers. Her work has been translated into Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Japanese and Spanish languages.


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