Vijay Kumar interview: key water challenges in India and lessons from the region

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]An interview with Vijay Kumar, the South Asia representative for the Australian Water Partnership. Vijay Kumar is a water and environment specialist working and an alumnus of Institute of Rural Management, Anand (IRMA). He shares his expert insights on the key water challenges in India and lessons from the region. Vijay has been instrumental in […]

Oxfam Phillippines interview: WASH, sanitation marketing, and transformative empowerment in the Philippines

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]In an interview with IWCAN’s Karen Delfau, Rona Ramos, Camille Adle, and Perlita Gacutno from Oxfam Philippines share their experiences on sanitation marketing in the Philippines, women’s leadership projects, financial structures, and implementing market-based programmes. Interview topics About Rona, Pearl, and Camille and their roles in Oxfams’s sanitation work About sanitation marketing and Oxfam’s WASH […]

Prof. András Szöllösi-Nagy interview — Hydrodiplomacy and addressing water security: lessons from 40 years of experience

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]An interview with Prof. András Szöllösi-Nagy, one of the most recognised names in international water management, who over the past 40 years he has been instrumental in the shaping both institutions and approaches to freshwater management. In the discussion, he talks about what he has learned during his career. Prior to his 2009-2014 appointment in […]

Rob Vertessy interview — Institutional governance and leadership: learning from the Australian experience

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]An interview with Rob Vertessey, who currently holds a part-time research Professorship on water security and climate change and lead the Global Change Advisory consultancy for the AWP aimed at sharing the Australian experience dealing with water scarcity through better water information systems, with other nations in the region. In the interview, Rob shares his perspective on leadership […]

How to extract water from thin air

By Beata Sochacka, IWCAN In an interview, Zenia Tata, from XPRIZE discussed the importance of funding innovation and the Water Abundance XPRIZE launched to support the development of technologies that harvest water from thin air. She suggested that: “Perception is the big deal in the WASH sector. One of the big challenges when unpacking issues about atmospheric water […]

Mark Pascoe interview: leadership, partnerships, and collaboration for integrated water management

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]An interview with Mark Pascoe, CEO of the International WaterCentre, which provides capacity building services to integrated water managers and their organisations to help develop future water leaders. Mark shares his experience from his 40+ years in the water sector across Australia and internationally, discussing: boundary-spanning leadership and transformational change; the SEQ Healthy Waterways Partnership as […]

Kusum Athukorala interview: gender and water in Sri Lanka and the importance of young water professionals

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] An interview with Kusum Athukorala at the 2017 Asia International Water Week AIWW. Husum a senior advisor and chair of the Sri Lanka Water Partnership. She discusses women in irrigation, the need for a gendered perspective in water, sustainable financing, and about opportunities and challenges available to young water professionals. Kusum identifies with being […]

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