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WaterWiki Editors

The Editorial Group has been selected by IWA Publishing to edit, review and modify content on the WaterWiki. Here, you can find out who is who is reviewing what and where they are working on the site.

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To see which areas of the site people are reviewing, have a look at their Key Interests and their WaterWiki Subject Categories.

If you would like to be considered to become part of the Editorial Group, please contact the IWA WaterWiki Community Manager

Content Table

Senior Editors

Ana Bachurova


M.Sc. Environmental Governance

MBA, Yale School of Management


Your key interests: water governance, private sector, sustainable and inclusive water management, dams and hydropower

WaterWiki Subject Categories:

  • Governance
  • Sustainability
  • Water and Energy

Editorial Advisory Board

The Editorial Advisory Board is made up of senior members of the WaterWiki community who offer strategic advice to our Editorial Group.

Colin Hayes

Research Interest: Monitoring

Bob Breach

Reasearch Interest: Water Quality, Drinking Water

Michael Rouse

Research Interest: Water Policy

Valentina Lazarova

Research Interest: IWRM, Reuse, Regulation

Dragan Savic    

Research Interest: Hydrology

Patricia Wouters

PatriciaWouters.jpgResearch Interest: Water Law

Professor of International Law,founding Director of the Dundee UNESCO Centre for Water Law, Policy and Science (formerly the International Water Law Research Institute - IWLRI), and visiting Professor, Xiamen Law School, China.

Professor Wouters specialises in international water law; she has published extensively; is series editor of two book series; presented and advised on water law issues around the world; supervised a large number of graduate students, and has served and continues to serve on a number of international organisations advisory boards. Professor Wouters now focuses on international water law issues, with a special focus on China, in her capacity as visiting Professor at Xiamen.; and

Guillermo Donoso

Guillermo.jpgResearch Interest: Water Economics

Agricultural and Natural Resource Economist specializing in Water Economics, Water Allocation Mechanisms, and Water Management. At present Full Professor of Agricultural Economics Department of the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. Has been Director of the National Agricultural Research Institute of Chile I have held the position of Dean of the Facultad de Agronomía e Ingeniería Forestal of the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile from 1998 to 2007. Previously was Chair of the Agricultural Economics Department between 1995 and 1998. I have over 16 years of experience, as grants and contract manager in various social and economic sectors as consultant for the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB), the GTZ and the World Bank in projects for Latin America on water economics, allocation and management, economic valuation, economic appraisal of investment projects, and economic impact assessment of public programs.

Editorial Group

Our WaterWiki Editorial Group is responsible for ensuring the quality and relevance of user-generated WaterWiki content and maintaining standards of presentation for submitted articles.

Aarti Daryanani

Research Interest: Sanitation

Profession: Independent Water and Sanitation Consultant

Christoph Brepols

Research Interest: Membranes

David Robbins 

Research Interest: Sanitation, Decentralised Wastewater Treatment

Doug Fisher 

Reasearch Interest: Law

Gianni Andreottola

Research Interest: Sludge

Isik Kabdasli

Research Interest: Industrial Water

Laurie Reynolds

Research Interest: Monitoring

Neil Grigg


Research Interest: Water Policy

Neil S. Grigg is a professor of civil and environmental engineering at Colorado State University.  His work focuses on the water and infrastructure issues emerging in current political and financial climates.   He is a graduate of the US Military Academy, Auburn University, and Colorado State University and has worked as a consulting engineer and state environmental official, as well as on government policy and advisory panels.  His recent books are:  Water Finance:   Public Responsibilities and Private Opportunities (Wiley 2011); Infrastructure Finance:  the Business of Infrastructure for a Sustainable Future (Wiley, 2010); Economics and Finance for Engineers and Planners (ASCE, 2009); Total Water Management: Leadership Practices for a Sustainable Future (AWWA, 2008); and Colorado’s Water: Science & Management, History & Politics and The Water Manager’s Handbook: A guide to the water industry (Aquamedia Publications). 

Stewart Burn

Research Interest: Desalination

Zoran Vojinovic 

Research Interest: Urban Water

Ionnna Popescu

Reasearch Interest: Applied Hydraulics

Nicola Greene

Research Interest: Sanitation

Paola Foladori

Research Interest: Sludge

Rui Cunha Marques

Reasearch Interest: Regulation

Vicki Elmer

Research Interest: Urban, Sustainability

Raziyeh Farmani

Research Interest: IWRM

Slava Dineva

Research Interest: Water and Climate

Ass. Prof. Dr. Eng. Slava DinevaSlavaDinevaCV.jpg

 IWA WaterWiki Editor

Co-Chair of the IWA Specialist Group on Institutional Governance and Regulation

Ass. Prof. Dr. Eng. Slava Dineva works in Department of Hydrochemistry, IFR, Varna, Bulgaria. She has contributed to WaterWiki since

rise of the idea. Dr. Dineva is IWA Conferences Reviewer and Elsevier journals Reviewer, as well.

Main research and scientific fields: hydrology, hydrochemistry, impact assessment of climate change, water environment, water database management, water environmental regulation, water resources management, monitoring, ecosystems, and environmental impact assessment.

Kwanrawee Joy Sirikanchana,

Research Interest: Health-Related Microbiology

Joy is a research scientist at Laboratory of Biotechnology, Chulabhorn Research Institute, Thailand. She obtained Masters and Ph.D. degrees in Environmental Engineering from University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA, and received a postdoctoral training from University of California, Davis, USA.

Her research interests include water quality and health, monitoring and treatment of microbial contaminants, disinfection, fecal indicators, and microbial source tracking. 

Olivier Lefebvre

LefebvreOlivierPatrick-passport.JPGResearch Interests : electrochemistry, advanced oxidations processes, industrial wastewater treatment

Dr Olivier LEFEBVRE is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. He is also an adjunct Professor at the Research Institute of Mines and Environment of the University of Quebec in Abitibi-Témiscamingue (UQAT) and a management committee member of the specialist group on water reuse, within the International Water Association. An agronomic engineer by formation, Olivier obtained his Ph.D. from Supagro Montpellier in 2005, on a collaborative work between the Narbonne laboratory of the French National Research Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA) and the Anna University in Chennai, India. The topic was related to biological treatment of tannery wastewater.

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