IWRA TASK FORCES

TASK FORCES

IWRA task forces are conformed of selected IWRA members, which are experts and have considerable experience on water management topics. Panellists are supported by both IWRA Executive Office and its Board. They have the opportunity to proactively interact with other IWRA members who share common interests, as well as to contribute to international projects and initiatives that might otherwise would be inaccessible for individual members.  

SWM Task Force

The members of the IWRA Smart Water Management (SWM) Task Force examine Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) and real-time data and responses as an integral part of the solution for water management challenges. Since 2017, IWRA is delighted to collaborate with experts on water resources management, technology, engineering, planning, and policy, to strengthen and share insights into this new and exciting field.

The following list includes the names of IWRA’s SWM Task Force Panellists: 

  • Mónica García Quesada (Chair)
  • Henning Bjornlund
  • Sinafekesh Girma
  • Neil Grigg
  • Shaofeng Jia
  • Grisell Medina
  • Paul Omondi Agwanda
  • Fernando Ortiz Westendarp
  • Pamela Rojas
  • Mary Trudeau
  • Muhammad Wajid Ijaz 

Water Quality Task Force

IWRA launched also in 2017 the debut of its Task Force on Water Quality (WQ).  With an open call for panellists, IWRA sought experts from around the world to join its WQ Task Force, to make a meaningful contribution to Water Quality through the WQ Project with strong support of the World Water Council.  

Almost 40 applications representing 25 different countries were received, with great representation from both women and developing countries. In mid-December 2017, the IWRA Task Force Selection Committee decided on a group of 14 panellists. These include: 

  • Heather Bond (Chair)
  • Thomas Arsuffi
  • Malcolm Gander
  • Alex Godoy Faundez
  • Maxwell Anim Gyampo
  • Rajiv Kangabam
  • D.L. Marrin
  • Saskia Nowicki
  • Amrisha Pandey
  • Jocelyn Pesquera
  • Roxana Salazar
  • Carla Toranzo
  • Sisira Withanachchi
  • Hua Xie

Details on the experts and the Water Quality Project here.

Water Security Task Force

The IWRA Water Security Task Force was formed to position and guide IWRA in discussions on water security and inform its debates. The Water Security Bureau (WSB) govern and leads the IWRA Water Security Task Force to identify topics of interest from the IWRA membership at the interface of science and policy, to work in an interdisciplinary way to better understand the issues and develop solutions, as well as to offer policy advice at country, regional, and international levels. The WSB also has a number of working groups (WG) with clear mandates, activities, and deliverables associated with timelines.

Selected panellists include: 

  • Amgad Elmahdi (Chair)
  • Hassan Tolba Aboelnga
  • Emmanuel Akpabio
  • Amali Abraham Amali
  • Jan Hofman
  • Muhammad Wajid Ijaz
  • Wendy Jepson
  • William R. Jones
  • Kanokphan Jongjarb
  • Amrisha Pandey
  • Mary Trudeau
  • Maya Velis

Water & Climate Change Task Force

The Association has set-up a knowledgeable, experienced group of members that can help further the Association’s work on this important topic. Our emphasis will be on how to better bridge water and climate change science with policy development. Panellists will have the opportunity to guide IWRA’s work and future activities on water and climate change, including such things as the development of dedicated policy briefswebinars, and sessions at international water events such as the XVII World Water Congress.

The list of task force panellists include:

  • David Molden (Chair)
  • Alexandre Alix
  • Karolane Caissy
  • Marie Chapuis
  • Jennifer Fernando
  • Mihretab Gebretsadik
  • Malcolm Gander
  • Ineke Kalwij
  • Aslam Khan
  • Anita Meldrum
  • Raya Stephan
  • Pedro Torres

Early Career and Young Professionals Task Force

IWRA has formed a Early Career and Young Professionals (ECYP) Task Force to help further the Association’s work on effectively raising their projects and voices, as well as engaging on other IWRA and partners initiatives. Panellists will have the opportunity to better understand the needs and interests of ECYP, engage with other members, exchange and share knowledge, network and create a stronger ECYP voice while also increase ECYP’s engagement in IWRA and key partners projects.

The list of task force panellists include:

  • Bassel Daher (Chair)
  • Nur Azizah Affandy
  • Lindsey Aldaco Manner
  • Oscar Alvarado
  • Karishma Asoodani
  • Heather Bond
  • Khadija Boussen
  • Alice Colson
  • Syeda Saleha Fatim Ali
  • Rasha Hassan 
  • Deepesh Jain
  • Awol Kedir Jewaro
  • Georgina Mukwirimba
  • Liudmyla Odud 
  • Francisca Olavarría
  • Amrisha Pandey 
  • Tayyaba Suhail
  • Denzel Urieta
  • Nicole Webley

Groundwater Task Force

IWRA members have recently join the leadership “Bureau” that will guide development of this Task Force.  A call for broader participation and membership in the Groundwater Task Force will be issued shortly.

The list of task force bureau members include:

  • Anita Milman (Chair)
  • Abi Attoumane
  • Alice Aureli
  • Michael Campana
  • Eric Garner
  • Rasha Hassan
  • Yuanyuan Li
  • Renée Martin-Nagle
  • Geert-Jan Nijsten
  • Raya Marina Stephan
  • Tibor Stigter
  • Fengyue Sun
  • Karen G. Villholth
  • Lili Yu
  • Robert M. Kalin
  • Muchaneta Munamati

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