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Members of the IPDC - János Bogárdi

Introducing Prof Dr. János J. Bogárdi, member of the International Programme and Drafting Committee

Prof Dr. János J. Bogárdi is senior fellow of the Center for Development Research of the University Bonn. Since 2004 he is professor for water resources management at the University of Bonn, Faculty of Agriculture. He was executive officer of the Global Water System Project (2009-2012) and then its senior advisor (2012-2015). He served till his retirement from the UN as director of the United Nations University (UNU) Institute for Environment and Human Security 2003-2009 and parallel as Vice Rector a. i. in Europe. He is Fellow of the Stellenbosch Institute of Advanced Study in South Africa ans Senior Scientific Advisor of the Institute of Advanced Sutdies (iASK) Kőszeg in Hungary. He is member of the Scientific Advisory Committee of the West African Science Centre for Climate Change and Adapted Land Use (WASCAL), chairman of the Center for Environmental System Research (CESR), University Kassel and member of the Board of Directors of the International Business College Mitrovica (IBC-M) in Kosovo.

He was Chief of Section in the Division of Water Science in UNESCO, Paris (1995-2003). He was chair professor of hydrology, hydraulics and quantitative water resources management at the Wageningen Agricultural University in the Netherlands 1989-1995. He was associate professor for water resources management at the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) in Bangkok, Thailand 1985-1988. Since 2015 he is distinguished adjunct professor at AIT. Between 1969 and 1985 he had several research and consulting appointments in several countries in Europe and in Africa. He graduated as Dipl.-Ing. (civil engineering) at the University of Technology Budapest in 1969. He holds a doctorate in water resources engineering (Dr.-Ing.) from Karlsruhe University 1979 and three Dr. honoris causa distinctions from universities in Poland, Hungary and Russia.

Chair of the IPDC - András Szöllősi-Nagy

Introducing Mr András Szöllősi-Nagy, Chair of the International Programme and Drafting Committee

Members of the IPDC - Maria C. Donoso

Introducing Dr. Maria C. Donoso,  member of the International Programme and Drafting Committee

Members of the IPDC - Ahmet Mete Saatçi

Introducing Prof. Ahmet Mete Saatçi, member of the International Programme and Drafting Committee

Members of the IPDC - Xavier Leflaive

Introducing Mr Xavier Leflaive, member of the International Programme and Drafting Committee

Members of the IPDC - Carlo Giupponi

Introducing Mr Carlo Giupponi, member of the International Programme and Drafting Committee

Members of the IPDC - Ravi Narayanan

Introducing Mr Ravi Narayanan, member of the International Programme and Drafting Committee

Members of the IPDC - Aaron Wolf

Introducing Mr Aaron Wolf, member of the International Programme and Drafting Committee

Members of the IPDC - Maggie White

Introducing Ms Maggie White,  member of the International Programme and Drafting Committee

International Programme and Drafting Committee

Following the tradition of the Summits organised in 2013 and 2016, the programme of the Budapest Water Summit 2019  is prepared by a group of world- renowned experts of the water sector. Each member of the International Programme and Drafting Committe will moderate a Session of the conference.