Technical Advisory Committee (TAC)

WWAP Technical Advisory Committe

Members of the TAC - April 2008 - Perugia, Italy / Copyright UNESCO – M. Ravassard

An independent Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) has been created to advise on WWAP’s activities. The TAC is composed of eleven members from academia, research institutions, NGOs and public/professional/non-governmental organizations with ex-officio (Chair of UN Water and WWAP Coordinator) members.

The TAC aims, to strengthen the scientific, policy and technical foundations of WWDR and its accompanying publications. To this end, it examines the contents of WWDR in the view of the state of the art, identifies information gaps to be addressed and formulates recommendations for further actions.

TAC Chair & Deputy chair

Mr. Uri Shamir, Chair
Former President of IAHS
Professor Emeritus of Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Technion

Mr. Dipak Gyawali, Deputy Chair
Former Minister for Water Resources
Head of Nepal Water Conservation Foundation


Ms. Fatma Attia
Head of Groundwater Sector, Ministry of Water Resources and Irrigation

Mr. Anders Berntell
Executive Director, Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI)

Mr. Elias Fereres
Institute for Sustainable Agriculture, Spanish Council for Scientific Research (IAS-CSIC) and University of Cordoba

Mr. M. Gopalakrishnan
Secretary General, International Commission on Irrigation and Drainage (ICID)

Mr. Pete Loucks
Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Cornell University

Mr. Laszlo Somlyody
Section of Engineering Sciences, Hungarian Academy of Sciences

Mr. Lucio Ubertini
President, Italian IHP Committee

Mr. Henk van Schaik
Programme Co-ordinator International, Co-operative Programme on Water and Climate
The Netherlands

Mr. Albert Wright
Chairman of the Africa Water Task Force


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