Advisory Committee

Building our Future, Together

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
  • Tobias Barnard – South Africa
  • Jo Burgess – South Africa
  • Peter Cornel – Germany
  • Günter Langergraber – Austria
  • Brian Macintosh – Australia
  • Gertjan Medema – Netherlands
  • Gustaf Olsson – Sweden
  • Henry Roman – South Africa
  • Marion Savill – New Zealand
  • Michael Storey – Australia
  • Peter Vanrolleghem – Canada
  • Uta Wehn – Netherlands
  • Kevin Winter – South Africa

Patricia Bakir

Consultant, Development Communications and Strategic Planning; Fellow, International Water Association.


Tobias Barnard

Director: Water and Health Research Centre, University of Johannesburg, South Africa; Fellow, International Water Association


Jo Burgess

Research Manager at Water Research Commission


Peter Cornel

Managing Director of the Institute IWAR, Technische Universität Darmstadt


Karen Kun

Co Founder at GREATNESS The Great Lakes Project, Director and co-founder Waterlution


Günter Langergraber

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


Brian McIntosh

Education Director at International WaterCentre Pty Ltd


Gertjan Medema

Chair on Water & Health Delft University of Technology, Chief Science Officer KWR Watercycle Research Institute. Fellow, International Water Association.


Gustaf Olsson

Professor Emeritus at Lund University, Sweden;  Distinguished Fellow, International Water Association


Henry Roman

Director: Environmental Services and Technologies. Department of Science and Technology, South Africa


Marion Savill

Executive Director at Affordable Water Ltd and Water Micro Ltd; Fellow, International Water Association.


Michael Storey

Manager Research Direction and Value, Sydney Water; Fellow, International Water Association


Peter Vanrolleghem

Canada Research Chair in Water Quality Modelling – Université Laval; Fellow, International Water Association


Uta Wehn

Associate Professor of Water Innovation Studies at UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education


Kevin Winter

Senior Lecturer and lead researcher in the Urban Water Management Research Group, UCT, Environmental & Geographical Science Department (ENGEO), University of Cape Town

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