Advisory Committee

Inter-generational learning

The role of the Advisory Committee is to provide advice and a mentorship role to the Programme Committee. These are highly acclaimed experts from within the water sector. The roles of the Advisory Committee it to:

  • Review the review of abstracts  to ensure that the review of the abstracts is fair and transparent and that the abstracts which are selected to present are the top abstracts which were submitted.
  • Review the draft programme to ensure that the conference programme is relevant to the current issues in the water sector and balanced between the different sessions.
  • Potential presence at the conference as keynotes, panel discussions, adjudicators etc.

Advisory Committee

  • Patricia Bakir – Jordan
  • Joan Rose – USA
  • Jo Burgess – South Africa
  • Xiaochang Wang – China
  • Gustaf Olsson – Sweden
  • Arash Zamyadi – Canada
  • How Yong Ng – Singapore
  • Krishna Pagilla- USA
  • Peter Vanrolleghem – Canada
  • Zoran Kapelan – UK
  • Günter Langergraber – Austria

Patricia Bakir

Consultant, Development Communications and Strategic Planning; IWA Fellow

Joan Rose

Joan Rose

Homer Nowlin Chair in Water Research, Michigan State University, USA, IWA Board Member, IWA Distinguished Fellow.



Jo Burgess

Research Manager at Water Research Commission South Africa, IWA Fellow


Xiaochang C. Wang

Director, International S&T Cooperation Center for Urban Alternative Water Resources Development, Professor, School of Environmental & Municipal Engineering, IWA Distinguished Fellow


Gustaf Olsson

Professor Emeritus at Lund University, Sweden; IWA Distinguished Fellow


Arash Zamyadi

Assistant Professor, École Polytechnique de Montréal, IWA fellow

how yong

How Yong Ng

Professor, Deputy Head of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Director of the Sembcorp-NUS Corporate Laboratory at the National University of Singapore (NUS), IWA fellow

Krishna Pagilla

Professor and Environmental Engineering Program Director, University of Nevada, IWA Fellow, Chair of IWA USA National committee


Peter Vanrolleghem

Canada Research Chair in Water Quality Modelling – Université Laval; IWA Fellow

zoran kapelan

Zoran Kapellan

Prof. Zoran Kapelan is Professor of Water Systems Engineering and Head of the Water and Environment Group at the University of Exeter, IWA Fellow


Günter Langergraber

Deputy Head of the Institute Institute for Sanitary Engineering and Water Pollution Control, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna. IWA Fellow

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