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 - UNSW Global Water Institute Advisory Committee


John Dore, Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (Asia)
Bangkok, Thailand

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 - Global Water Institute Advisory Panel


Karin Krchnak, Head of 2030 Water Resources Group, World Bank Water Practice
Washington DC, USA

Karin Krchnak is Program Manager for the 2030 Water Resources Group within the World Bank Water Practice. The 2030 Water Resources Group (2030 WRG) is a unique global public-private partnership, with a mission to facilitate collective action on water between governments, the private sector and civil society, to help countries achieve water security by 2030.



Richard McLoughlin - Global water institute advisory committee 

Richard McLoughlin, Assistant Secretary Water Resources, Australian Department of Agriculture and Water Resources
Canberra, Australia

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 - UNSW Global Water Institute Advisory Committee

David Molden, Director General, International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD)
Kathmandu, Nepal

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 - UNSW Global Water Institute advisory committee


Rod Naylor, Executive General Manager, Water Services, Downer
Sydney, Australia

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 - UNSW Global Water Institute Advisory Committee


Ganesh Pangare, Regional Director Asia, International Water Association
Bangkok, Thailand

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 - UNSW global water institute advisory committee


Nan-Maree Schoerie, General Manager, Ventia Utility Services
Melbourne, Australia

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 - UNSW Global water institute advisory committee


Tom Soo, Executive Director, World Water Council
Marseille, France

Tom is a senior executive with experience in sustainability, natural resources sciences, policy, and water resources management at an international level.



Michael Spencer - UNSW Global Water Institute Advisory Committee


Michael Spencer, Chairman, Alliance for Water Stewardship
Melbourne, Australia

Michael has extensive experience with the establishment and management of social and environmental standard setting organisations.



Bill Young - UNSW Global Water Institute Advisory Committee


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.