Institute for Water, Environment and Health (UNU-INWEH)

Hamilton, Ontario , Canada

Advisory Committee
  • The UNU Institute for Water, Environment and Health (UNU-INWEH) responds directly to the global water crisis and facilitates global efforts to meet the UN Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). The Institute’s three core mandates are to:

    • help developing countries meet the MDGs through capacity development;
    • facilitate knowledge enhancement and networking to address the global water crisis; and
    • foster better approaches to water management and governance through applied research designed to fill critical policy gaps.

    The Institute’s work is grouped into two thematic sub-programmes: Water and Ecosystems; and Water and Human Development.

    UNU-INWEH hosts the Global Environmental Change and Human Health (GECHH), a Joint Project of the Earth System Science Partnership.

    UNU-INWEH website

  • Prof. Fatma Abdel Rahman Attia (Egypt)
    Professor Emeritus, National Water Research Center of the Ministry of Water Resources

    Dr. Johann Bell (Australia)
    Principal Fisheries Scientist, Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC)

    Ms. Margaret Biggs (Canada)
    Skelton-Clark Fellow, School of Policy Studies and Department of Political Studies, Queens University, Ontario, Canada

    Dr. Roberto L. Lenton (Argentina)
    Founding Executive Director, Robert B. Daugherty Water for Food Institute, University of Nebraska, and Professor, Biological Systems Engineering, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

    Dr. Melita Anne Samoilys (Australia)
    Director, Coastal Oceans Research and Development in the Indian Ocean

    Dr. Ania Grobicki (South Africa/Poland/UK)
    Deputy Secretary General , Ramsar Convention

    Ex Officio Members

    Dr. David M. Malone (Canada)
    Rector, UNU

    Dr. Vladimir Smakhtin (Russia)
    Director, UNU-INWEH


    United Nations University
    Institute for Water, Environment and Health
    175 Longwood Road South
    Suite 204
    Hamilton, Ontario
    Canada L8P OA1

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