Dr. Ker Rault combines training and experience in integrated water resources management. Educated as an environmental engineer from Imperial College, he started his career as a process engineer for a drinking water and wastewater company.. After some experience in Iraq and Afghanistan as a WASH Expert for an aid relief NGO, he obtained a PhD in water policy from Cranfield University, UK. The thesis addresses societal complexity to water management (EUWFD): which type of public participation for with type of water management challenges; a wicked process for a complex societal problem? He has considerable experience in participative workshops, questionnaire design, social survey, policy design, revue and evaluation in Africa (Mali), Europe and MENA, as well as in leading projects in remote areas.
Philippe contributed to the EU funded projects Globaqua and Mad4Water as WP leader where he developed the concept of participative valuation of ecosystem services.
Philippe is now engaged in complex integrated development projects, including IWRM, adaptation to climate change, connecting the potential impact of climate change on water resources, ecosystem services and livelihood (Mali) and IDPs (Iraq), and Water Energy Food nexus for Deltares with a special focus on African counties. He also enjoys lecturing, student supervision and capacity building for professionals
Paolo Corazzon, graduated in 1995 at the University of Physics in Milan, Italy. In 1997 he entered the Centro Epson Meteo as a meteorologist and in 2013 he joined 3BMeteo, the most important private weather center in Italy. Since 2000 he is the weather forecaster in many italian TV and radio stations. He teaches meteorology at high school and collaborates with lots of newspapers as expert in weather and climate. He holds lessons and conferences concerning global warming and climate changes in many occasions. Recently he has been qualified as meteorologist certificate, according to new rules in italian meteorology arrangements.
Dr. Juan Landivar Bowles earned a bachelor’s degree in crop science in 1976, a master’s degree in plant genetics in 1979 and doctorate in crop physiology in 1987, from Mississippi State University. In 1988, joined the Texas A&M System as a cropping systems expert at the Corpus Christi center. Areas of expertise include development of management strategies for the use of growth regulators in cotton and for helping to develop a Crop Weather Station Network with simulation models and management tools for cotton and sorghum farmers. In 1998, Landivar joined Delta and Pine Land Co. as director of research and technical services for Latin America. Before returning to Corpus Christi, Dr. Landivar served as vice-president of the company’s board of directors’ joint ventures in Brazil. Currently (2008 to date) serves as Center Director at Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Centers at Corpus Christi and Weslaco Texas, where he directs programs in the development of cropping systems for Cotton, Sorghum, Wheat, Citrus, Sugar Cane and Vegetables for South Texas, the development of mariculture technology, Beef Cattle reproductive physiology and nutrition and in the development of sustainable biofuel production systems.
I am Lead Economist at Cooper/Smith, a startup encouraging the use of data for decision-making in the International development space.
I have a PhD in applied economics from Cornell University. I wrote my dissertation on resilience measurement in the context of poverty and climate change. I work on applying a resilience paradigm to impact evaluation by combining on the ground and remote-sensing data. I have ongoing projects in Malawi, Madagascar and Cameroon.
Carlos Oliveira Augusto (Ba, MSc) is a researcher, teacher and ecopreneur with background in Civil Engineering, Architecture and Management. He is the CEO & Founder of FACTOR4Sustainability, an innovative company specialized in Sustainability, Circular Economy and Sustainable Construction. He has co-organized and launched in 2017 the first post graduated course on Circular Economy in Portugal and has published in several proceedings and jounals. Together with CITAD and the Portuguese Agency for Science, Research and Technology (FCT) has launched a book on Sustainble Construction. He is Ambassador of Alliance SDGs Portugal with special focus on Goal 9: Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure