Advisors - The Water Network is honored to have the strategic leadership of these thought leaders

Advisors - The Water Network is honored to have the strategic leadership of these thought leaders



We wish to thank our Advisors for their valuable insights and support of The Water Network.


hardeep.jpegHardeep Anand P.E. Deputy Director at Miami Dade Water & Sewer Department. MSMIS Management Information Sciences. M.S. Civil Engineering, B.E. Civil Engineering. Over 20 years of professional civil and environmental engineering experience. Director Water Research Foundation, One Water Academy.


asit.jpegDr. Professor Asit K. Biswas is universally acknowledged as one of the world’s leading authorities on water, environment and development-related issues. Ph.D. Water Resources Management, Masters Civil Engineering honors. 



helge.jpegDr. Helge Daebel Investment Director Emerald Ventures Zurich, MD Singapore based incubator. Dr. sc.-techn. Environmental Engineering. M. Civil Engineering.





Val S. Frenkel VP Process Engineering, Managing Director Pacific Coast, Fellow IWA, Fellow EWRI/ASCE. 30 yrs international business development, deep expertise in water & wastewater treatment, water reuse, desalination and membrane technologies. Recognized industry expert with in conventional technologies and all membrane technologies


george.jpegGeorge Hawkins Founder and Executive Director at Moonshot Missions.

J.D. cum laude Law, Harvard. A.B. summa cum laude, History, Princeton.

17 honors and awards. Senior advisor to several global leaders in the water sector. 



carlo.jpegCarlo Galli Head of Sustainability at Nestlé Waters & Technical Director Water Resources at Nestlé. He is a key actor in transforming and redefining the water stewardship strategy and program at Nestlé, inspires and guides Nestlé’s management at Corporate and Market level in its implementation.



arjen.jpegIn Memoriam Professor Dr.Arjen Hoekstra Prof. Water Management University of Twente Enschede, Netherlands. Creator of the Water Footprint concept (2002) - Established the multidisciplinary field of Water Footprint Assessment - Founder of the Water Footprint Network (2008) and co-initiator of the Water Footprint Research Alliance (2015).


mark-lane (1).jpgMark Lane Mark Lane is among the world’s foremost thinkers on water and wastewater regulations. Partner at Pinsent Masons Law firm for 25 years. Chairman of British Water for three years until June 2015. He also chairs the UKTI Environment and Water Advisory Group. Now Managing Director of his own water consultancy company , Mark Lane Water Consultancy Ltd.


stuart.jpegStuart Orr Freshwater Practice Leader at WWF International WWF International Gland, Switzerland. A water and business professional, interested in solutions to shared water problems. I lead a talented team dedicated to proving that there are always better ways to develop and grow economies, protect the environment and work with business. 


0 (13).jpegDr.David L. Owen 30 years experience in water & wastewater policy, company and market analysis. Global understanding of water & sanitation technology and private sector approaches and their applicability in various social and political contexts including financial sector clients. Ph.D, Applied Ecology. Msc Environmental Biology. 


Ennio 03 001.jpgEnnio Rezende Founder & Principal Consultant Waterscience ltda Brazil. 

Chemical ​engineer, 51 ​years in the ​Industrial ​Water treatment ​Business. ​Founder of ​Aquatec ​Chemical which ​became  ​the largest ​company  ​in Latin ​América ​in the Business,​ until  ​sold to Grace ​then Betz Labs, ​Then GE then ​Suez. ​Presently ​ an ​independent ​Consultant in ​the same ​área. ​Formerly 12 ​years with Drew ​Chemical where ​reached the ​position of ​International ​VP.



will.jpegWilliam Sarni Founder & CEO Water Foundry. Will is an internationally recognized thought leader on water strategy and innovation. He has authored numerous books and articles and presented on: the value of water, innovations in digital water technology, the circular economy, and the energy-water-food nexus. Previous Director Deloitte Consulting LLP Denver


trudi sechelauten cropped.jpgTrudi Schifter CEO AquaSPE Zurich, Switzerland. 30+ years international business development, venture capital and technology start up experience. Founder of The Water Network. B.E. Engineering Sciences, MBA.





0 (14).jpegNikolay Voutchkov President, Water Globe Consulting Stamford CT, USA. Specialties: Seawater Desalination Plant Troubleshooting Practical Solutions to Seawater Pretreatment Challenges, Independent Review of Advanced Desalination Technologies. Masters Engineering.


peter.jpegDr. Peter Williams  Independent consultant focusing on Smart Cities (including Water Management) and DisasterResilience embracing the application of technologies including IOT, AI, blockchain and cloud computing. IBM Distinguished Engineer.


download - 2020-08-04T132852.349.jpegDr. Cecilia Tortajada is a Senior Research Fellow, Institute of Water Policy, National University of Singapore. One of the world’s leading authorities on urban water and wastewater management, her work has been translated into Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Hindi and Spanish languages. Ph.D. Water Resources Management, Masters Civil Engr. honors. 


0 (52).jpegDr. D. L. Marrin is a scientist, consultant, & educator who works with a variety of global corporations, institutes, and nonprofit organizations. His technical expertise includes hydrochemistry, water resources and pollutant dynamics. He currently lectures and writes on the topics of global water quality threats, pattern-based analyses, and the water-energy-food         

nexus. BS Biological Science University of Irvine, MS Environmental Science University of California Berkeley, PhD University of Arizona Water resources.