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 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The Institute’s three core mandates are to:

    • help developing countries meet the SDGs 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.


    UNU-INWEH website

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

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

    Dr. Siegfried Demuth (Germany)
    Director of the International Centre for Water Resources and Global Change

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

    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. Claudia Ringler (Germany)
    Deputy Division Director for the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)

    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

    T: +1 905 667-5511
    F: +1 905 667-5510