Former IAC Members


Name Nationality Start Year End Year Position at the time of IAC member Current Position
Biggs, Margaret (Former Chair) Canada 2014 2018 Skelton-Clark Fellow, School of Policy Studies and Department of Political Studies, Queens University, Ontario, Canada Matthews Fellow in Global Public Policy School of Policy Studies, Queens University
Demuth, Seigfried Germany 2017 2018 Director of the International Centre for Water Resources and Global Change, Germany
Lenton, Roberto Argentina 2012 2017 Founding Executive Director, Robert B. Daugherty Water for Food Institute, University of Nebraska, USA Professor Emeritus, University of Nebraska, Lincoln
Grobicki, Ania Switzerland 2015 2018 Deputy Secretary General, Ramsar Convention Secretariat Deputy Director, External Affairs at the Green Climate Fund, Republic of Korea
Attia, Fatma Egypt 2010 2017 Professor Emeritus, National Water Research Center, Egypt Professor Emeritus, National Water Research Center, Egypt
Bell, Johann Australia, UK 2013 2016 Senior/Principal Fisheries Scientist, Strategic Engagement, Policy and Planning Facility; Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC), New Caledonia Senior Director, Fisheries at Conservation International
Samoilys, Melita Australia 2011 2016 Director, CORDIO East Africa, Kenya Director, CORDIO East Africa, Kenya
Wouters, Patricia (Former Chair) Canada 2007 2014 Director, UNESCO Centre for Water Law, Policy and Science, University of Dundee Founding Director, International Water Law Academy (CIBOS), University of Wuhan, China
Confalonieri, Ulisses Brazil 2006 2013 Professor, National School of Public Health of the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (FIOCRUZ), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Professor, National School of Public Health of the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (FIOCRUZ), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Slater, Robert (Former Chair) Canada 2004 2011 President, Coleman, Bright and Associates, Ottawa, Canada Adjunct Professor and Executive Director, Regulatory Governance Initiative at Carleton University
Tabucanon, Monthip Thailand 2004 2011 Director General, Department of Environmental Quality Promotion Director, Climate Change Research Strategies Center at National Research Council of Thailand
Abderrahman, Walid Ahmed Saudi Arabia 2002 2008 Manager, Water Section, Center for Environment and Water, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM), Dhahran, Saudi Arabia Founder & Vice President of Arab Water Council, Governor and Executive Committee Member
Okedi, John Uganda 2002 2008 Former Executive Director, National Environment Authority Senior Lecturer, University of Cape Town
Lipiatou, Elisabeth Belgium 2005 2006 Directorate General of Research and Innovation, European Commission Directorate General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology, European Commission
Dowdeswell, Elizabeth (Former Vice-Chair) Canada 2002 2004 Former Executive Director of UNEP President of Nuclear Waste Management Organization (NWMO) Lieutenant Governor of Ontario
Tundisi, Jose Brazil 1997 2004 Former President, National Council for Scientific and Technical Development Professor, International Institute of Ecology, Germany (2004-now)
Chakravarty, Indira India 1997 2004 Director, Department of Biochemistry and Nutrition All India Institute of hygiene and Public Health Chief Advisor, Public Health Engineering Department, Government of West Bengal
Peter George (Former Chair) Canada 1997 2004 President of McMaster University Deceased in 2017
Ayibotele, Nii Boi Ghana> 1997 2001 Chairman and Managing Director of the Ghana Water and Sewerage Corporation Chairman for Ghana Country Water Partnership (GCWP)
Bruce, James (Jim) (former Chair) Canada 1997 2001 Chairman, Canadian Climate Program Board Co-Chair Public Interest Advisory Group (PIAG) to the International Upper Great Lakes Study (IUGLS)
Deborah Turnbull Canada 1997 2001 Director, International Trade & Business Development, The Alliance of Manufacturers and Exporters Canada Chair of the Board of the Canadian and African’s Business Women’s Alliance (CAABWA)


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