Programme Committee

Rebecca Tharme

Director, Riverfutures

Ian Harrison

Technical Officer, IUCN SSC/Wetlands International Freshwater Fish Specialist Group

Avril Horne

University Of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Stuart Bunn

Director, Australian Rivers Institute at Griffith University Brisbane, Australia

K. J. Joy

Senior Fellow with Society for Promoting Participative Ecosystem Management (SOPPECOM), Pune

Aditi Mukherji

Theme Leader on Water and Air at the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), Nepal

VS Saravanan

Senior Researcher at ZEF Bonn, Germany

Sharachchandra Lele

Distinguished Fellow in Environmental Policy & Governance, Centre for Environment & Development at ATREE, Bangalore.

Sachin Warghade

Assistant Professor Centre for Water Policy, Regulation and Governance , School of Habitat Studies, TISS

Srinivasan Gautam

Senior Researcher Centre for Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences Indian Institute of Science

M. S. Mohan Kumar

Professor Department of Civil Engineering Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore

A K Keshari

Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, IIT Delhi

Shaminder Puri

Managing Director, Water and Land Resources

Karen Villholth

Sub-Theme Leader on Groundwater and Underground Solutions and Principal Researcher on Groundwater Management stationed, IWMI-Southern Africa

Alice Aureli

Chief Groundwater Systems and Settlements Section International Hydrological Programme (IHP) Division of Water Sciences UNESCO

Pawan Labhasetwar

Sr. Principal Scientist, NEERI

Priyanka Jamwal

Fellow, Centre for Environment and Development,ATREE

Hartwig Kremer

Senior Programme Officer, UNEP,Copenhagen

Sarantuyaa Zandaryaa

Program Specialist of International Hydrological Program of UNESCO.

Dietrich Borchardt

Chair Scientific Steering Committee, Sustainable Water Future Programme

Chris DeBeer

Science Manager Global Water Futures Program & International Network for Alpine Research Catchment Hydrology | Changing Cold Regions Network (Manager) | Centre for Hydrology & Global Institute for Water Security

Subimal Ghosh

Associate Professor Department of Civil Engineering,Indian Institute of Technology Bombay,


Professor of Civil Engineering Department of Civil Engineering Indian Institute of Technology Delhi

John Pomeroy

Director, Global Water Futures Canada Research Chair in Water Resources and Climate Change, Director of the Centre for Hydrology and Associate Director of the Global Institute for Water Security

Anil Mishra

Programme Specialist, Section on Hydrological Systems and Water Scarcity (HSS), UNESCO

P. P. Mujumdar

Professor, Department of Civil Engineering Chairman, Interdisciplinary Centre for Water Research Indian Institute of Science (IISc)

D. Nagesh Kumar

Chairman, Centre for Earth Sciences (CEaS) Professor, Water Resources and Environmental Engineering, Department of Civil Engineering

Rabi Mohtar

Dean, Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences, American University of Beirut

John D. Bolten

Associate program manager of water resources for the NASA Applied Sciences Program at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland.

Rick Lawford

Lead Scientist Sustainability for Water, Energy, and Food through Integrated Water Information and Improved Governance

Shanta Mohan

Professor, Water Sharing and Conflicts, National Institute of Advanced Studies, Indian Institute of Science

Jason Kelly

Director, IUPUI Arts and Humanities Institute Associate Professor of History, IU School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI

David Groenfeldt

Director, Water-Culture Institute Santa Fe, New Mexico

Malini Balakrishnan

Adjunct Faculty,Department of Energy and Environment TERI University

M.L. Kansal

NEEPCO Chair Professor, Water Resources Development & Management, Indian Institute Of Technology Roorkee

Peter Scales

Director of Engagement in the School of Engineering, University of Melbourne

Daphne Keilmann-Gondhalekar

Research Scientist at Chair of Urban Water Systems Engineering, Technical University of Munich, Germany

Elena Lopez-Gunn

Founder and Director ICATALIST, Madrid, Spain and Cheney Fellow, University of Leeds, United Kingdom

Stefan Uhlenbrook

Director, UNESCO-World Water Assessment Programme

Lars Ribbe

Director ITT Integrated Land and Water Resources Management in the Tropics and Subtropics. Germany

Claudia Pahl-Wostl

Professor for Resources Management and Director of the Institute for Environmental Systems Research, University of Osnabrück, Germany

Antje Bruns

Head of Governance and Sustainability Lab Trier University Germany

Karen Hussey

Centre Director Centre for Policy Futures Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences University of Queensland

Claudia Ringler

Deputy Division Director of IFPRI’s Environment and Production Technology Division

Nidhi Nagabhatla

Programme Officer at the UNU Institute for Water, Environment and Health

Rajendra Singh

Brahmaputra Chair Professor for Water Resources Professor, Agricultural & Food Engineering Department Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur

Jens Liebe

Senior Programme Expert at UNESCO-UNEVOC Cologne Area, Germany

Brian McIntosh

IWC Senior Lecturer in Integrated Water Management, and the Education Director, Brisbane, Australia.

Mark Pascoe

CEO at International WaterCentre Pty Ltd Brisbane Adelaide Street, Queensland, Australia

Archana Sarkar

Scientist at National Institute of Hydrology, Roorkee

Charles Vororsmarty

Initiative Director & Einstein Professor, Environmental Sciences Initiative; The City College of New York Department of Civil Engineering

Simon Langan

Director of IIASA’s Water (WAT) Program and the Water Futures and Solutions Initiative (WFaS)

C. Dionisio Pérez-Blanco

Director of IIASA’s Water (WAT) Program and the Water Futures and Solutions Initiative (WFaS)

John Matthews

Coordinator and co-founder of the Alliance for Global Water Adaptation (AGWA)

M. Sekhar

Professor, Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru, India

Dr. Sunder

Executive Director, INREM Foundation,

Carlo Giupponi

Associate Professor at the Department of Economics and Director of the Interdepartmental Centre VICCS (Venice Centre for Climate Studies) at Ca’ Foscari University of Venice (Italy)

Nitin Kaushal

Associate Director, Associate Director–Sustainable Water Management & Wild Rivers, WWF - India

J.A. Johnson

Scientist-E, Wildlife Institute of India | WII . Department of Habitat Ecology