Alma Imamovic-Ivanov

Multimedia technician, IHE Delft
  • IHE Delft
  • Netherlands
Thea Bongertman

Water, Sanitation, Hygiene change manager, B-consultancy

Jim Ekene Okemini

Lecturer/Programme Officer, Water Governance and Sustainable Development, Regional Centre for Integrated River Basin Management, National Water Resources Institute Kaduna, Nigeria

Regional Expert on water and Peace in the Lake Chad Basin, National Trainer on WASH and the SDGs. Generally interested in research and training on hydropolitics, media and water diplomacy, water conflict management and general water governance and participatory water management (Local and transboundary). Currently researching on the interplay between vulnerabilities climate change impacts and water conflict and cooperation in transboundary waters in West Africa and the Sahel region
Jacqueline Muthura

WASH Capacity Building Specialist, VNG International

Jacqueline is an energetic and ambitious WASH expert with many years’ experience in complex development projects. Her work has focused on community organization and empowerment, civil society engagement and capacity building of WASH actors for effective service delivery. She has worked on assignments for the Dutch Government, USAID and GIZ pre-dominantly in Kenya, Sudan and South Sudan. In her recent role in a project for the Dutch Embassy in South Sudan, she succeeded to oversee the establishment and strengthening of community based management structures for over 700 decentralized water systems. She is convinced of the need for and viability of sustainable development even in fragile contexts. She is currently working with Civil Society Organisations in South Sudan to enhance citizen participation in water governance.
Reinder Van den Brink-Bil

Resident Project Manager, VEI

Reinder van den Brink-Bil is a program manager in Tanzania since 2018, managing the Water Operator Partnerships of VEI with the Water and Sanitation authorities of Mwanza and Arusha. Before, Reinder was working as a Asset Management expert at Vitens, the largest drinking water company of The Netherlands. After 5 years, he moved to Mozambique where he was working for 3 years in a partnership with FIPAG. He continues to use his water knowledge and diplomatic skills in the current partnership within Tanzania. Reinder enjoys living in Tanzania, together with his wife and 3 kids. He is an enthusiastic football player and a keen jogger. And always in for an ‘out of the box’ discussion on e.g. the future of water or the essentials of leadership.
Jayesh Desai

Researcher, Advanced Center for Water Resources Development and Management (ACWADAM)

A Researcher in the field of hydrogeology and Groundwater management. My work focuses on action research and education support in the field of groundwater management through field assessments, capacity building and field-facilitation in collaboration with various NGOs, implementing agencies and academic institutions.
Wini Adam

Researcher , University of Khartoum

Arno van Lieshout

Course Coordinator, University of Twente

Mohamed Ahmed Najemalden

Givermental employee, Minstry if environment

Daniel Blesson Deo Silitonga

Planner, BWS Sumatera V

Daniel Blesson Deo Silitonga holds a degree in Geodesy Engineering (Diponegoro University) and M.Eng in Civil Engineering in Natural Disaster Engineering at Gadjah Mada University in Indonesia. During his studies, he focused on Mitigation of natural disasters, especially Landslides due to Rain and Seismicity. He works for the Ministry of Public Works and Public Housing in the field of Water Resources in BWS Sumatera V, Padang , West Sumatra Province, Indonesia. Currently responsible for planning work, design concepts and studies of flood control, surface water use, technical irrigation, and lake conservation (water resources in the central authority river area in Western Sumatra).
Benbella Dektar

Sr. Specialist| Consultant, _|_

Saad Abbas Alsaadi

PhD candidate in international water law , The National University of Malaysia

Sudath Chaminda Rathnayake

Assistant General Manager, National Water Supply & Drainage Board

Julie Ladel

IWRM expert, Eaudyssey


Director, Figueres Consultancy

Deborah V. Chapman

Director, UNEP GEMS/Water Capacity Development Centre

Deborah Chapman is currently Director of the UN Environment GEMS/Water Capacity Development Centre, based in the Environmental Research Institute at University College Cork (UCC), Ireland. She established the GEMS/Water Capacity Development Centre in 2015 to provide capacity development for the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) global water quality monitoring programme, GEMS/Water. She has 40 years experience in research and teaching on water quality issues. In recent decades her research interests have focused on water resources management, especially recreational and amenity lakes and reservoirs, developments and current practice in design and implementation of water quality monitoring programmes, and human health risk assessment in relation to the use of freshwater resources and wastewater disposal. In her current role in the GEMS/Water Centre at UCC, she is responsible for the development and delivery of in-situ and on-line training courses on water quality monitoring and assessment at global level.
Susan Thomschke

Research Fellow, PhD student Geography, University of Bayreuth

Catharien Terwisscha van Scheltinga

Sr Scientist Water Management & Food Security in Deltas, Wageningen Environmental Research

The focus of my work is interdisciplinary: water management, food security and climate change adaptation. I have a keen interest to work with and for people, to find solutions, and answer the question behind the question. A lot of capacity development and science-policy interface work. Heading WUR Project Office in Dhaka, working on DeltaCap, BDP2100, JCP, and involved in Delta Alliance.
Emmanuel Kwabena Opoku

WASH Coordinator, Pos Impact Foundation



Md Shibly Sadik

Associate Specialist/Post-Doc Researcher, Center for Environmental and Geographic Information Services (CEGIS)

I work in the field of environmental compliance, disaster management, and strategic planning. Currently, I am working on understanding adopting actors' and implementing actors' behavioral actions towards participatory water management.