International Advisory Committee
UNSW-GWI receives advice from an international panel of renowned global water experts, spanning many sectors and geographies. The International Advisory Committee is comprised of:
John Dore, Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (Asia)
John is the Senior Water Resources Specialist for Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), based in Bangkok, working primarily across East Asia and South Asia.
Karin Krchnak, WWF Director Water
Washington DC, USA
Karin directs WWF’s work on freshwater policy, supports river conservation projects in the US, Latin America, Africa, and Asia, and develops partnerships with governments, corporations, foundations and bilateral and multi-lateral aid agencies to advance freshwater conservation.
Richard McLoughlin, Assistant Secretary Water Resources, Australian Department of Agriculture and Water Resources
Richard has responsibility for international engagement on water matters including China, India, Indonesia and the United States in addition to national water policy matters. Richard holds a B.Sc.(Hons) and Sc. from the University of NSW.
David Molden, Director General, International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD)
David is a development specialist with more than 30 years of experience in designing, planning, executing, and monitoring programmes on water management, livelihoods, environment, and ecosystem services. He has worked in several Hindu Kush-Himalayan countries, including China, India, Nepal, and Pakistan, and has experience in projects in the Indus, Ganges, Yellow, Mekong, Yangtze, and Amu and Syr Darya river basins.
Rod Naylor, Executive General Manager, Veolia Australia and New Zealand
Rod Naylor is an accomplished water industry professional with over 25 years’ experience in the water industry in Australia, New Zealand, the UK and the USA.
Ganesh Pangare, Regional Director Asia, International Water Association
Ganesh is a fellow of the London-based Leadership for Environment and Development (LEAD) International Programme, the Ashoka Innovators for the Public Program based in Washington, and the East-West Centre, Hawaii.
Nan-Maree Schoerie, General Manager, Ventia Utility Services
Nan-Maree has over 20 years’ senior leadership experience, having previously held the role of Vice President for Thermo Fisher’s Australian and New Zealand businesses.
Tom Soo, Executive Director, World Water Council
Tom is a senior executive with experience in sustainability, natural resources sciences, policy, and water resources management at an international level.
Michael Spencer, Chairman, Alliance for Water Stewardship
Michael has extensive experience with the establishment and management of social and environmental standard setting organisations.
Dr William Young, Water Leader, World Bank
Washington DC, USA
Bill Young has been the Asian and Global leader of the World Bank water program for several years. Bill is well connected internationally and in a good position to identify where Australian organisations can play a role globally.