World Water Council elects new Board of Governors

The Members of the World Water Council elected a new Board of Governors to oversee and guide the Council’s work for the coming three years. The elections took place on Friday 16 October during the triennial General Assembly that brought together more than 280 members in Marseille, France.

Members elected the 36 Governors from 74 candidatures by majority voting and Loic Fauchon was appointed to continue to serve as President of the World Water Council. GCI was represented on the Board of Governors by GCI International Water Programme Director David Alix, who served as an Alternate Governor and by Bertrand Charrier, as Governor.
The elections followed a full day of workshops and debates on the most pressing water-related issues. At a time when more than 1 billion people lack access to water and sanitation, the world stands at an important crossroads. It is therefore the Board’s responsibility and duty to provide a clear strategic direction for addressing the issues but also for bringing the solutions. Whether it concerns food or energy security, cross-border co-operation, achieving the Millennium Development Goals or adapting to climate change, the World Water Council should be the key catalyst of change and aim to contribute towards greater human security, particularly for those most in need.
The newly elected Board of Governors is as follows:
Loïc Fauchon, Société des Eaux de Marseille, France
Benedito Braga, Polytechnic School of the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
Bureau Members:
Dogan Altinbilek, International Hydropower Association, International
Jerome Delli Priscoli, US Army Corps of Engineers, USA
Eunkyung Park, Korea Water Forum, Korea
Andras Szollosi-Nagy, United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation, International
Director General:
Ger Bergkamp, World Water Council, International
Iman Abdel Al, Association of the Friends of Ibrahim Abd El Al, Lebanon
Irfan Aker, Dolsar Engineering Limited, Turkey
Antoni Bruxola, Serramia Asociación de Fabricantes de Riego Españoles, Spain
Haluk Buyukbas, Turkish Contractors Association, Turkey
Patrick Cairo, United Water, USA
Viktor Dukhovny, Scientific Information Center, Interstate Water Coordination Commission of Central Asia, South Asia
Ali Fassi Fihri, Office National de l’Eau Potable, Morocco
Guy Fradin, Agence de l’eau Seine-Normandie, France
Jean-Claude Gaudin, Ville de Marseille, France – Permanent seat
Tomoo Inoue, Japan Water Forum, Japan
Hong Kee Jee, Korea Water Resources Association, Korea
Jinsheng Jia, International Commission on Large Dams – ICOLD, International
Hachmi Kennou, Société méditerranéenne pour l’environnement, Tunisia
Kuen-ho Kim, Korea Water Resources Corporation, Korea
Haydar Kocaker, General Directorate of State Hydraulic Works, Turkey
Karin Krchnak, The Nature Conservancy, USA
Do-youp Kwon, Ministry of Land, Transport and Maritime Affairs, Korea
Jean-François Le Grand, Cercle Français de l’Eau, France
Zhiguang Liu, Ministry of Water Resources, China
Abdel Fattah Metawie, Permanent Joint Technical Commission for Nile Waters, Middle East
Roberto Olivares, Asociación Nacional de Empresas de Agua y Saneamiento de México, Mexico
Margaret Pageler, ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability, International
Kenneth Reid, American Water Resources Association, USA
Mark Smith, International Union for Conservation of Nature, International
Pasquale Steduto, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, International
Steve Stockton, US Army Corps of Engineers Civil Works, USA
Pierre-Frédéric Teniere-Buchot, French Water Academy, France
Anna Tibaijuka, United Nations Human Settlements Programme, International
Cecilia Tortajada, International Water Resources Association, International
Masato Toyama, CTI Engineering Co Ltd, Japan
Paulo Varella, National Water Agency, Brazil

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