Bonn Water Lecture: Solutions for a water secure and urbanizing world

March 15, 2016 | 15:30 h - 16:30 h

Dear ladies and gentlemen, dear colleagues,

We kindly invite you to our next Bonn Water Lecture with Jeremy Bird (Director General of the International Water Management Institute, Headquarters in Sri Lanka)

who will talk about "Solutions for a water secure and urbanizing world"

Date: Tuesday, March 15, 2016, 3.30 - 4.30 p.m.

Moderator: Joachim von Braun (Zentrum für Entwicklungsforschung, ZEF)

Venue: Zentrum für Entwicklungsforschung, Walter-Flex-Straße 3, 53113 Bonn

About the speaker:
Jeremy Bird, born in the UK, has worked in a wide range of regions and with a variety of organizations in research, policy and strategy development and in the assessment of major development projects. Following his research assignments with HR Wallingford, including in Sri Lanka, he worked for the Asian Development Bank, the World Commission on Dams, the United Nations Environment Program and, until 2011, as CEO of the Mekong River Commission Secretariat. In 2012, he joined the Headquarters of IWMI in Sri Lanka, where he has been Director General.

Jeremy has Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Civil and Irrigation Engineering, respectively, as well as a Master's degree in Water Law with specialization in shared river basins. In his research, he has had a strong focus on increasing our understanding of complex and multi-dimensional processes and placing information in the public domain as the basis for identifying integrated and effective solutions. Jeremy has contributed to international processes on water resources management, was recently appointed as an ‘Outcome Ambassador’ of the Bonn2011 initiative on the Water, Energy and Food Security Nexus and is a member of the Scientific Advisory Group for UNEPs water program. Read his CV.

About the Water Lecture Series:
The Water Lecture series is jointly organized by the Center for Development Research (ZEF), the United Nations University (UNU) in Bonn, the United Nations Convention on Combat Desertification (UNCCD, the German Development Institute (DIE) and the Eco-Hydrology and Water Resources Management Department of Geography, University of Bonn (University of Bonn).


Joachim von Braun

Prof. Dr. Joachim von Braun