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List Of Speakers - International Conference on Water Food Energy Nexus in Drylands

 

Tony Allan                                                   

He is based at King’s College London. He highlighted the role of trade and food supply chains in water security. Tony Allan [BA Durham 1958, PhD London 1971] heads the London Water Research Group at King's College London and SOAS. He specialises in the analysis of water resources in semi-arid regions and on the role of global systems in ameliorating local and regional water deficits. He pointed out that water short economies achieve water and food security mainly by importing water intensive food commodities and coined the concept virtual water. He provides advice to governments and agencies especially in the Middle East on water policy and water policy reform. His ideas on water security are set out in The Middle East water question: hydropolitics and the global economy [2001] and in a recent book entitled Virtual water [2011].  He has also addressed recent water and land grabbing in the co-edited Handbook on land and water grabbing in Africa [2012]. He is currently working on why the accounting systems in our food supply chains are dangerously blind to the costs of water and of mis-allocating it. He also works on the water/energy nexus. In 2008 he was awarded the Stockholm Water Prize in recognition of his contribution to water science and water policy. In 2011 he became International Academic Correspondent of the Academy of Sciences of Spain. In 2013 he received the international Environmentalist Award of the Florence based Bardini & Peyron Foundation and the Monaco Water Award of Prince Albert II of Monaco.

 

Omar Aloui

Omar Aloui holds an expertise on sectorial economic studies, economic development, territorial, analysis of investment project, technical assistance and economic education of elected officials and technicians, with over 20 years of experience working as a consultant. Internationally, he served as a trainer and expert in Francophone and Anglophone Africa. Omar Aloui is currently Head Officer of Agro-Concept, accounting for most of the major donors in Morocco.

Jordi Bacaria

Professor of Applied Economics at the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB). He is also director of the journal “Foreign Affairs Latinoamérica" published in Mexico. He is a member of FEMISE (Euro-Mediterranean Forum of Economic Science Institutes). He has been Dean of the Faculty of Economics at the UAB (1986-1988) and director of the Institute for European Studies (1988-1992, 1994-2000) at the UAB. From 2000 to 2009, he coordinated the Doctoral Program in International Relations and European Integration of the UAB. From 2000 to 2013, he has been co-director of the Institute for European Integration Studies in Mexico, an institution funded by the European Commission and the Autonomous Technological Institute of Mexico. He is the author of over a hundred publications (articles, book chapters and books) on economic integration, Latin America, Mediterranean economy, monetary institutions and public choice.

Ansoumana Bodian

He is Assistant Professor at the Department of Geography at Université Gaston Berger of Saint-Louis (Senegal), where he teaches Hydrology and Geographic Information System (GIS). Dr BODIAN was engaged, for two years (from 2010 to 2012), as the Head of the Hydrology Division at the Senegalese Department for Planning Management of Water Resources (DGPRE). By that time, he was also a member of the Permanent Water Commission of OMVS (Organization for the Development of the Senegal River). His research activities are centred on characterizing spatial and temporal variability of climate and hydrologic impacts, modelling the rainfall-runoff relationship and on the elaboration and assimilation of climate scenarios in hydrological models.

Brendan Bromwich

Brendan Bromwich coordinated the UN environmental response in Darfur as part of a broader role leading UNEP’s work in Sudan from 2007 to 2013.  This work focused on supporting Sudanese stakeholders to adapt and develop environmental governance as part of the effort to exit long-term cycles of violence, in which control of natural resources is a significant dimension.  The work comprised research, advocacy, training, and project implementation in areas including water resources management, forestry, CBNRM, pastoralism, energy and climate change. Distinctive features of the work were participatory methods for building consensus for new approaches; interdisciplinary complementarity; and a livelihoods focus. Previously, Brendan worked in both community peacebuilding and WASH programming, and prior to that as an engineering consultant focusing on strategic planning in the water and environment sectors.  His strategic planning experience includes catchment management, national and regional investment for water supply and wastewater, bulk water transfers, solid waste management and pollution control, for clients including national and local governments, water utilities and development agencies. He has worked in Central and East Asia, the Gulf, Africa, UK and Ireland; and holds a Master’s degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering.  Currently he is undertaking research for a PhD in governance of water resources for food production at King’s College London and working as a consultant providing advice to UNEP’s Environmental Cooperation for Peacebuilding Program.

Gabriele Cassetti

Member of Unesco Chair in “Energy for Sustainable Development” at Politecnico di Milano and contract professor in the course ‘Energy for Sustainable Development’ at Como Campus. PhD in “Energetic and Nuclear Science and Technology” on advanced exergy analysis and environmental impact of energy systems, with particular attention to Thermoeconomics and Risk Analysis. Collaborator of the Rector’s Delegate to Cooperation and Development. He had some collaborations with the International Centre for Science and High Technology of UNIDO organization at the Training Course on “Renewable   energies for decentralized systems: supporting tools and best practices for green energy and sustainable development”, organized by the International Centre for Science and High Technology of UNIDO organization”. 

Jamel Chahed                          

Jamel Chahed is now Professor at the National Engineering School of Tunis and researcher at the Laboratory of Modelling in Hydraulics and Environment (LMHE). He holds a “Third Cycle Doctorate” in 1989 then a “Doctorate ès Sciences” in Hydraulics in 1999. With his engineering background, he has embraced a scientific career in a variety of fields. His work ranges from theoretical and applied fluid mechanics to many environmental questions from hydraulics, hydrology, water resource planning and management, sustainable energy, environmental economics. His research has appeared as articles, book chapters, technical reports, conferences and symposiums acts in diverse specialized literature such as hydrodynamics, turbulence and transfers, chemical engineering, water resources, environmental issues. Over the past 25 years he has been involved as a teacher, educator, researcher, and expert in number of national and international academic, research, and technical programs. As visiting professor, associate researcher, guest speaker he joined number of research teams at academic institutes, research laboratories, R&D centres in Canada, France, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, USA. During his latest career, he takes part to a strong-minded task group which made more than a decade of technical and policy contributions to water sustainable management and governance with a thematic focus on global water balance assessment. The major contribution in this field concerns the enlargement of fresh water concept to all water resources at the national scale including the “Virtual-Water” content of rainfed agriculture and of foodstuffs trade balance. This global water vision opened new avenues in facing the great challenges of water resources in arid countries like Tunisia.

Brian Chatterton

Educated in India, Australia and university in Britain. Twenty-five years a dryland  farmer in the Mediterranean zone of South Australia, growing cereals, sheep and vines. Also made wine. Elected to the South Australian Parliament in 1973 and became Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries, Forests and Rural Reconstruction in 1975.  As Minister responsible for dryland farming projects in many WANA countries. Retired from parliament in 1987 and consulted on dryland farming for international agencies and national governments in WANA region from Iran to Morocco. Has written extensively and published books on dryland farming (www.drylandfarming.org), water, olives and olive oil. Also grows olives in Umbria.

Lynne Chatterton 

15 years grower of Fruit and vegetables under irrigation , degree in Political Science and History (university of Adelaide, Australia), Farming and food policy adviser to South Australian government (covering agriculture, fisheries and forestry), 20 years consultant to governments and institutions for dryland farming development projects in WANA region, author of Sustainable Dryland Farming (CUP 1996), author of published papers and contributory chapters  on food policy. Author of "From the Ground Up" (Pulcini Press) 2011), the food chain from the seed and ocean to the kitchen - A study of food and food policies over 50 years. Lives, writes, and grows food in Italy.  

 

Bassel Daher

He is currently a Research Associate at Qatar Foundation R&D. For the last few years, Daher’s work has been geared towards creating policy-oriented research in the areas of natural resource management and environmental sustainability. Daher received his Master of Science in Engineering from Purdue University in 2012. His research work at Purdue focused on quantifying the interlinkages between water, energy and food systems. He also examined the effects of climate change, growing population, changing economies, international trade, among others on the three interconnected systems. As part of his research activity at Purdue, Daher developed a scenario-based framework for integrative planning for national resources. Based on the developed framework, he designed a tool (WEF Nexus Tool) which allows scientists and policy makers to create and assess scenarios that define different national resource allocation strategies. Consequently, Daher joined Qatar Foundation and worked on developing a food security focused case study for Qatar, based on the established framework. The study helped quantify the amount of resources needed for possible food self-sufficiency goals, and provided an understanding of the constraints that might surface in such dry areas. Daher also recently contributed with his research work as a young scientist to different chapters of the UN Global Sustainable Development Report. Daher is also currently coauthoring a report on “Renewable Energy and the Water, Energy, and Food Nexus” for the International Renewable Energy Agency

Talal Darwish

Talal Darwish, Born in Lebanon in 1950, Lebanese. Ph D in Agriculture (Soil Science), Director of Research/CNRS (Lebanon). Former director of the Center for Remote Sensing CNRS. Since 1980 has been working with: Assessment of Land Resources and Soil Studies and Mapping, Water Balance and Fertigation of Vegetable Crops Using 15N, Management, protection and sustainable use of soil and groundwater resources.  Author of the detailed soil map of Lebanon 1:50.000 scale, National Land Capability map and several soil maps of suitability for irrigation. Elaborated the soil maps for the national land use planning project.  Author of the soil vulnerability to desertification for the National Action Program to Combat Desertification UNCCD.  Member of the IWG on land   degradation. He has 132 papers in refereed journals and proceedings.

Kris Dodge

He is the Manager of the Middle East-North Africa Water and Livelihoods Initiative implemented by ICARDA. This project aims to build capacities of project partners to boost livelihoods of resource poor farmers in water insecure areas of eight countries in the region focused on irrigated, rainfed and rangeland production. Before joining ICARDA Mr. Dodge spent nearly 10 years at the US Department of Agriculture most recently at the Agricultural Research Service (ARS) in Beltsville, Maryland where he was the activity manager for several programs throughout the Middle East and North Asia. He also spent time in various positions as a civil servant with the Foreign Agriculture Service (FAS). Dr. Kris Dodge brings experience of coordinating scientists globally for developing common project goals, and delivering tangible outputs. Kris first became interested in working with community level agricultural development while serving as a ‘Peace Corps Volunteer’ in the Philippines. Heholds an MA in Environmental Policy/International Development from the American University School of International Service and a BS in Environmental Science from University of Colorado. Dr. Dodge has recently moved from Washington D.C. to Amman with his family

 

Rachid Doukkali

Mohammed Rachid Doukkali is a professor of applied economics at the department of social sciences at the Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine Institute Hassan II (IAV – Hassan II) of Rabat, where he teaches production economics, mathematical programming, macro-economic and sectoral policy modeling, since 1981. He is the coordinator of the Economics and Social Sciences Doctorate (PhD) program and the coordinator of the Research Unit of Economics and Social Sciences Applied to Agriculture (UR-SESAA). He is the actual president of the Moroccan Association of Agricultural Economics (AMAEco) and associate member of the General Council of Agricultural Development of Morocco. Prof. Doukkali performed several consultancies with the Ministry of Agriculture of Morocco, and national and international organizations (World Bank, FAO, UNDP) in Morocco and several Mediterranean and African countries (Syria, Mali, Burkina-Faso, Cameroon). He is coordinator or member of several national and international networks and teams related to agricultural policies, natural resources management, and rural development. Prof. Doukkali collaborates, in his fields of expertise, with several national research institutions, such as INRA-Morocco, and with foreign and international research institutions, such as CIHEAM , CIRAD, CEMAFREF, IFPRI and ICARDA. His working languages are Arabic, French and English.

Karim El Aynaoui

He is currently Advisor to the CEO and Chairman of OCP, Morocco’s largest firm and the world’s first exporter of phosphate rock and phosphoric acid, and one of the largest fertilizer producers. He is also Managing Director of OCP Policy Center, an autonomous think thank created and funded by OCP to further objective policy debate and analysis of key social, economic, and geopolitical issues that affect the future of the private sector and the country. Previously, he was during five years the Director of Economics and International Relations at Bank Al-Maghrib, the Central Bank of Morocco, where he provided strategic leadership in defining and supporting monetary policy analysis and strategy. He was also in charge of the Statistical and International Relations Divisions of the Central Bank. Earlier within this Institution, where he stayed from 2005 until 2012, he contributed to establish and led the Research division, and was a member of the Governor’s Cabinet. Before joining Bank Al-Maghrib, Karim El Aynaoui worked for eight years at the World Bank, both in its Middle Eastern and North Africa, and Africa regions as an Economist. He holds a PhD in economics from the University of Bordeaux, where he taught for three years. He has published articles in scientific journals on macroeconomic issues in developing countries

Francis Ghilès

Graduate with honours in Political Science from Grenoble, he has been awarded postgraduate degrees from St Antony's College, Oxford and the University of Keele. Specialises in security, financial and energy trends in Europe and the Western Mediterranean. He has written on international capital markets for Euromoney and the Financial Times. He was the FT's North Africa Correspondent from 1981 to 1995. Francis Ghilès is also a freelancer for newspapers including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Le Monde, El Pais and La Vanguardia. He is a frequent commentator in the broadcasting media, notably the BBC World Service. He has acted as adviser to Western governments (UK, France and the US) and to major European, American and Japanese corporations working in North Africa. His interests are focused on analysing emerging trends concerning gas and linking them with the political priorities of Spain, Europe and the USA

Holger Hoff

Dr. Holger Hoff is Senior Research Fellow at the Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) in Sweden and at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) in Germany. His focus is on sustainable production and consumption, integrated natural and water resource management and climate change, globally and with focus on the MENA region and sub-Saharan Africa, applying eco-hydrological and water resources models. He coordinates the nexus initiative and several EU projects. He has been working for more than 20 years in environment & development, for different universities, research centres and think tanks in Sweden, Germany and the Netherlands, also scientifically advising development cooperation

Haadi Jafaar

He is an Assistant Professor of Irrigation Engineering in the Department of Agriculture at the American University of Beirut. Dr. Jaafar has worked in the USA from 2003 till 2007 on several federal and state irrigation water rights and water use quantification projects. Between 2007 and 2012 he worked on strategic key irrigation and water projects in the Middle East. Dr. Jaafar teaches irrigation and GIS courses. His current research interests include applications of remote sensing in agricultural water management and food security, dams, and smart irrigation.”

Guy Jobbins

Guy Jobbins is a Research Fellow in the Overseas Development Institute’s Water Policy  Programme. Guy has fifteen years experience working in the Arab region and Africa in research, project management, and technical assistance. His principal research areas are institutional dimensions of natural resources management, and inclusive development in arid and semi-arid environments

Martin Keulertz

Dr Martin Keulertz is a post-doctoral research associate in the Department for Agricultural and Biological Engineering at Purdue University in Indiana (United States). He is part of the core water-energy-food nexus team around Prof Rabi Mohtar (Texas A&M) to develop and implement a nexus tool in the MENA region and Sub-Sahara Africa. Prior to joining Purdue, he received his PhD from King’s College London in which he analysed the role of water resources in Foreign Direct Investment in African agriculture. During his PhD research, he carried out fieldwork in 15 MENA and SSA countries to empirically investigate the risks and opportunities of FDI in agriculture. Martin has published several peer-reviewed articles in journals, books and conference proceedings. In 2012, Water International selected his co-authored article on the role of corporates in global ‘virtual water’ trade as paper of the year. He further led the editing process of the Handbook of Land and Water Grabs in Africa: foreign direct investment and food and water security published by Routledge in 2013. Martin is a member of the London Water Research Group chaired by Prof Tony Allan of King’s College London. He has given numerous talks at international conferences, universities and for governments and international organisations. He worked for Dresdner Bank in Germany, consulted energy utility companies, development agencies and the United Nations on issues around the green economy. His research interests centre around the water-energy-food nexus with reference to the West Asia/North Africa region, ‘virtual water’, the impact of global economic change on global agricultural trade and food systems, Sub-Sahara African agriculture and water accounting methods. 

Caroline King

Dr. Caroline King-Okumu is a Geographer who works as an independent researcher and management consultant. She enjoys exchanges with colleagues pursuing disciplinary or transdisciplinary investigations at the water-food-energy nexus, and is presently working with the Ecosystems and Human Development Association (EHDA) - a Non-Governmental Organization created by a group of young researchers from the University of Alexandria. She is a Visiting Research Associate with the Research Cluster on Economic Transformations at the School of Geography and Environment at the University of Oxford. She is particularly interested in groundwater management and the value of ecosystem services for human well-being. Caroline's professional experiences have included working as a Senior Scientist on Water and Livelihoods at the International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA), as well as various assignments with the United Nations University's  Institute of Water, Environment and Health (UNU-INWEH) Dryland Ecosystems Program and other partner UN Agencies on water and ecosystem management. She is based in Kenya, and usually can be found somewhere in the circum-Saharan region.

Hammou Lamraani

He holds a PhD in Environment and Water Management from Copenhagen University, Denmark and an MSc from Institut Agronomique et Veterinaire Hassan II/ Faculty of Sciences, University Mohamed 5th, Rabat, Morocco. His field of expertise is water and environment policy in the Arab World and Subsaharan Africa. He worked for: The International Water Management Institute (Sri Lanka and Ghana, www.iwmi.org) as a researcher; The Canadian International Development Research Centre (www.idrc.ca) where he served as Senior Program Officer for the programme Rural Poverty and Environment and then for the program Agriculture and Food Security. Currently he is a Senior Advisor to GIZ/ACCWaM Program (www.accwam.org ), (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH) and a Water and Climate Change Expert, Department of Environment, Housing, Water Resources and Sustainable Development, Economic Affairs, League of Arab States (www.las.org), Cairo, Egypt. He is currently co-leading the regional policy Dialogue on Nexus Energy, Water and Food Security in the League of Arab States, Economic Affairs

Musa McKee 

Musa McKee is a PhD researcher at the School of Oriental and African Studies in London and member of the London Water Research Group, currently completing a thesis on land and water management in Egypt. The thesis explores the broader social origins and implications of natural resources management, particularly in relation to large-scale agricultural and residential expansion into the desert peripheries of the country.

Rabi Mohtar

Professor Mohtar is the holder of TEES Endowed Professor at Texas AM University, College Station, USA. He is the Founding Director of Qatar Environment and Energy Research Institute (QEERI) a member of Qatar Foundation, Research and Development and the Founding Director Strategic Projects at Qatar Foundation Research and Development. He was also the inaugural Director of the Global Engineering Programs at Purdue University, Indiana USA. He co-founded the Environmental and Ecological Engineering Division at Purdue University. Professor Mohtar’s research focused on conserving natural resources (including land, water, air, and biological resources) that face global challenges such as increasing food and water supplies for a growing population. He was a pioneer in developing a conceptual and modeling framework for the Water – Energy    Food Nexus and linking science to policy. He developed environmental and natural resources conservation engineering programs that evaluate the environmental impacts of land use and water management; developed innovative soil and groundwater remediation technologies; applied numerical methods to biological engineering systems; characterized the soil water medium at the pedon, field, and watershed scales. He also designed and evaluated international sustainable water management programs that deal with population growth and water shortage conditions in arid climates. His research has resulted in improved methods for environmental and natural resources engineering, many of which have been adopted by other professionals and agencies internationally. He received numerous international research awards and honors including the Kishida International award for contributions to agricultural research and the distinguished alumni from the American University of Beirut, Faculty of Agriculture and Food Sciences. He served on the World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council on water security since 2009-11 (vice chair 2011), climate change agenda council 2011-present), board of governors of the World Water Council (2012-present), advisory board of the UNFCC momentum of change initiative (2012-present), advisory board of the President of the University of Alberta Water Initiative (2012-2014) among many other global leadership roles. Prof. Mohtar has published over 200 publications including peer-reviewed articles, refereed conference proceedings, books and   book chapters.

Miguel Ángel Moratinos

Miguel Ángel Moratinos has been closely involved with Middle Eastern affairs throughout his long career in the Spanish Foreign Service. Prior to becoming Foreign Minister, an office he held from 2004 until 2010, he served first as Spanish ambassador to Israel, and then as the EU Special Representative for the Middle East Peace Process from 1996to 2003, overseeing a critical period in the process’s development. Mr Moratinos has also served widely in North Africa, having been a political advisor at the Spanish embassy in Rabat from 1984 to 1987 and Spain’s Deputy Director General for North Africa from 1987to 1991, after which he served as Director General for the Institute for Cooperation with the Arab World until 1993. This was followed by a term as Spain’s Director General of Foreign Policy for Africa and the Middle East from 1993 to 1996. He was candidate for Director of FAO and actually hi is Senior Diplomatic Adviser of Qatar National Food Security Programme to promote an international Alliance, The Global Dry Land Alliance (GDLA). Mr Moratinos is married and has three children. He is committed to finding peaceful ways to end the conflict in the Middle East. A firm believer in a strong Europe, one of his priorities is to improve Spanish relations with key member states of the European Union. He has been the recipient of numerous decorations and awards for his service in the interest of peace and international understanding.

Saqib Mukhtar    

Dr. Saqib Mukhtar’s applied research focuses on assessment of new and innovative technologies to reduce air and water pollution from confined animal feeding operations.  He conducts extension education and outreach programs that aim to move animal production systems towards environmentally sound waste management practices. He has published extensively on animal manure and process generated wastewater management to reduce soil, water and air pollution, and on quantifying ammonia, hydrogen sulfide and greenhouse gas emissions from animal agriculture in the southwestern semi-arid region of the United States.  Saqib is a professor and associate head for Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Program in the Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering at Texas A&M University.   He received a Ph.D. in Agricultural Engineering with a minor in Water Resources from Iowa State University in 1989.

Mark Mulligan

Mark Mulligan is Reader in Geography at King's College London and Senior Fellow at UNEP World Conservation Monitoring Centre.  His research focuses on spatial modelling of the impacts of climate, land use change and land management upon water resources, ecosystem services, agricultural production and biodiversity. He works on the ground throughout Latin America but has also carried out research throughout Africa and Asia.  he is developer of te WaterWorld Policy Support System (www.policysupport.org/waterworld).

Samer Talozi 

Samer Talozi, completed his B.Sc. degree (1995) in Irrigation Engineering from the Jordan University of Science & Technology and then obtained his M.Sc. degree (1998) and Ph.D. degree (2003) in Biosystems Engineering from the University of California, Davis in the USA. Water was the focus of Mr. Talozi's studies throughout his academic life; albeit at varying scales. Dr. Talozi's studies ranged from soil and water engineering and management at the farm level to water resources planning and management at the watershed level. His working experience has also provided him with exposure to national, regional and transboundary water management. Dr. Talozi is currently an assistant professor at the Civil Engineering Department at the Jordan University of Science and Technology. He teaches courses in Water Resources Management, Geographic Information Systems, and Fluid Mechanics. In his research, Samer is working to help communities in implementing practices that protect, improve, and sustain the water resources of Jordan and the Middle East.

Harry Verhoeven

Dr Harry Verhoeven teaches African Politics at the Department of Politics & International Relations, University of Oxford, and he is a Junior Research Fellow at Wolfson College. He is the Convenor of the Oxford University China-Africa Network and the Oxford Central Africa Forum. Previously, he collaborated with UNDP Sudan, Greenpeace India, Chatham House, the Somali Economic Forum and Small Arms Survey. He is the author of a forthcoming book, “Water, Civilisation and Power in Sudan. The Political Economy of Military-Islamist State-Building.”, to be published with Cambridge University Press (2014)

Eckart Woertz

Eckart Woertz is a senior research fellow at the Barcelona Centre for International Affairs (CIDOB). Formerly he was a visiting fellow at Princeton University, director of economic studies at the Gulf Research Center (GRC) in Dubai and worked for banks in Germany and the United Arab Emirates. He teaches at the Barcelona Institute of International Studies (IBEI) and was KSP visiting professor at the Paris School of International Affairs (PSIA) at SciencesPo. He is author of Oil for Food. The Global Food Crisis and the Middle East (Oxford University Press 2013) and editor of GCC Financial Markets: The World’s New Money Centers (Berlin: Gerlach Press 2012). He holds a PhD in Economics from Friedrich-Alexander University, Erlangen-Nuremberg and can be followed on Twitter @eckartwoertz.

Daniel Yeo

He is the Water and Energy Adviser for GGGI Ethiopia, based in the Ministry of Water, Irrigation and Energy, supporting the implementation of Ethiopia’s green growth plan. Previously he led WaterAid's work on water security and climate change in low income countries and was a water security adviser for the UK's Department for International Development. He has also been a special adviser to the UN Global Compact CEO Water Mandate and part of the World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council on Water Security. Daniel worked for the UK's Department of Energy and Climate Change (then DEFRA) and Office of Climate Change on the establishment of the EU Emissions Trading Scheme and in EU and UN negotiations on climate change and international transport. He also spent time working for the UK Ministry of Defence and an energy and climate change policy consultancy (Entec). He studied engineering at the University of Bath and human security at Coventry University. Twitter account: @yukinosaru