Professor Cecilia Tortajada

  • Professor in Practice - Environmental Innovation (Interdisciplinary Studies)

Biography

Professor in practice, School of Interdisciplinary Studies. With a Bachelor of Science degree on biology at the National Autonomous University of Mexico; and masters' degrees on agricultural sciences at Colegio de Postgraduados, Mexico and Kagawa University, Japan; water resources management, Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden; and law and public policy, University of Zaragoza, Spain. Double doctorate on philosophy and technology, at the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Stockholm, Sweden. 

Research interests

Over 25 years of experience on water, environment and natural resources management, agricultural development and capacity building. Working at present on complexity of water, environment and natural resources policy and management; inter-linkages of water, environment, food and energy security; impacts of global changes on water resources, environment and food.

Advisor for several international and national organisations and development agencies, governments and development banks such as UNDP, UNEP, FAO, Canada International Development Research Center (IDRC), World Bank, Asian Development Bank, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), Inter-American Development Bank, Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC), Inter-American Institute for Cooperation of Agriculture (IICA), InWEnt Capacity Building International (now GIZ); as well as for national and state governments in Spain (Aragon), Germany (Berlin), Brazil, Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo, Egypt, Gujarat (India), Mexico, Sri Lanka and Turkey. Competencies have extended to collaborations with the Ford and Rockefeller Foundations; Sasakawa Peace Foundation and Nippon Foundation, Japan; Majlis El-Hassan Foundation, Jordan; Singapore International Water Week; Stockholm International Water Institute, Stockholm; and multinational corporations like Nestle.

Publications

List by: Type | Date

Jump to: 2021 | 2020 | 2019 | 2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007
Number of items: 49.

2021

Biswas, A. K. and Tortajada, C. (2021) Future of urban water and wastewater management: views on Singapore International Water Week. International Journal of Water Resources Development, 37(5), pp. 753-757. (doi: 10.1080/07900627.2021.1963115)

Tortajada, C. , Koh, R., Bindal, I. and Kiat, L. W. (2021) Compounding focusing events as windows of opportunity for flood management policy transitions in Singapore. Journal of Hydrology, 599, 126345. (doi: 10.1016/j.jhydrol.2021.126345)

Lai, T. and Tortajada, C. (2021) The Holy See and the global environmental movements. Frontiers in Communication, 6, 715900. (doi: 10.3389/fcomm.2021.715900)

Tortajada, C. and Zhang, H. (2021) When food meets BRI: China's emerging Food Silk Road. Global Food Security, 29, 100518. (doi: 10.1016/j.gfs.2021.100518)

Van Rensburg, P. and Tortajada, C. (2021) An assessment of the 2015–2017 drought in Windhoek. Frontiers in Climate, 3, 602962. (doi: 10.3389/fclim.2021.602962)

Tortajada, C. and Radcliffe, J. C. (2021) Potable water reuse in Australia: Legal and regulatory frameworks, communication strategies and experiences. In: Brears, R. C. (ed.) The Palgrave Handbook of Climate Resilient Societies. Palgrave Macmillan: Cham, pp. 1-50. ISBN 9783030424633 (doi: 10.1007/978-3-030-32811-5_80-1)

Hartley, K., Lim, N. S. W. and Tortajada, C. (2021) Policy note: Digital feedback-based interventions for water conservation. Water Economics and Policy, 7(1), 2071004. (doi: 10.1142/S2382624X20710046)

Renaud, F. et al. (2021) Adaptation and Resilience in ASEAN: Managing Disaster Risks from Natural Hazards. Documentation. UK Government.

Tortajada, C. and Molden, D. J. (2021) Hydropower as a catalyst for regional cooperation in South Asia. International Journal of Water Resources Development, 37(3), pp. 362-366. (doi: 10.1080/07900627.2021.1887558)

Vaidyaa, R. A., Moldena, D. J., Shrestha, A. B., Waglea, N. and Tortajada, C. (2021) The role of hydropower in South Asia’s energy future. International Journal of Water Resources Development, 37(3), pp. 367-391. (doi: 10.1080/07900627.2021.1875809)

2020

Biswas, A. K., Sachdeva, P. K. and Tortajada, C. (2020) Phnom Penh Water Story: Remarkable Transformation of an Urban Water Utility. Series: Water resources development and management. Springer: Singapore. ISBN 9789813340640 (doi: 10.1007/978-981-33-4065-7)

Tortajada, C. and Biswas, A. K. K. (2020) Water management in post-2020 world. International Journal of Water Resources Development, 36(6), pp. 874-878. (doi: 10.1080/07900627.2020.1837451)

Tortajada, C. and Biswas, A. K. (2020) COVID-19 heightens water problems around the world. Water International, 45(5), pp. 441-442. (doi: 10.1080/02508060.2020.1790133)

2019

Hartley, K., Tortajada, C. and Biswas, A. K. (2019) A formal model concerning policy strategies to build public acceptance of potable water reuse. Journal of Environmental Management, 250, 109505. (doi: 10.1016/j.jenvman.2019.109505) (PMID:31518799)

Tortajada, C. , González-Gómez, F., Biswas, A. K. and Buurman, J. (2019) Water demand management strategies for water-scarce cities: the case of Spain. Sustainable Cities and Society, 45, pp. 649-656. (doi: 10.1016/j.scs.2018.11.044)

Biswas, A. K. and Tortajada, C. (2019) Water crisis and water wars: myths and realities. International Journal of Water Resources Development, 35(5), pp. 727-731. (doi: 10.1080/07900627.2019.1636502)

Biswas, A. K. and Tortajada, C. (2019) Water quality management: a globally neglected issue. International Journal of Water Resources Development, 35(6), pp. 913-916. (doi: 10.1080/07900627.2019.1670506)

Tortajada, C. and Biswas, A. K. (2019) Objective case studies of successful urban water management. International Journal of Water Resources Development, 35(4), pp. 547-550. (doi: 10.1080/07900627.2019.1613766)

2018

Tortajada, C. and Biswas, A. K. (2018) Achieving universal access to clean water and sanitation in an era of water scarcity: strengthening contributions from academia. Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability, 34, pp. 21-25. (doi: 10.1016/j.cosust.2018.08.001)

Hartley, K., Tortajada, C. and Biswas, A. K. (2018) Political dynamics and water supply in Hong Kong. Environmental Development, 27, pp. 107-117. (doi: 10.1016/j.envdev.2018.06.003)

Biswas, A. K. and Tortajada, C. (2018) Dams and human development: changing societal perceptions. International Journal on Hydropower and Dams, pp. 8-9.

Biswas, A. K., Tortajada, C. and Rohner, P. (Eds.) (2018) Assessing Global Water Megatrends. Series: Water resources development and management. Springer: Singapore. ISBN 9789811066948

Tortajada, C. and Biswas, A.K. (2018) Singapore, the city-state: how it transformed itself from an average third World city to one of the best in the World in 25 years. Vanguardia Dossier, 67,

2017

Tortajada, C. , Kastner, M. J., Buurman, J. and Biswas, A. K. (2017) The California drought: coping responses and resilience building. Environmental Science and Policy, 78, pp. 97-113. (doi: 10.1016/j.envsci.2017.09.012)

Hartley, K., Tortajada, C. and Biswas, A. K. (2017) Confronting global security in an era of water instabilities. Foreign Policy Journal, 3 Feb.

Biswas, A.K., Saklani, U. and Tortajada, C. (2017) Solution to Delhi’s never-ending water problems. India Water Review, 4(7), pp. 14-16.

2016

Biswas, A. K. and Tortajada, C. (2016) Water security, economic growth and sustainable development: linking society, economy and environment. Geographer, pp. 18-19.

2015

Biswas, A. K. and Tortajada, C. (Eds.) (2015) Water Security, Climate Change and Sustainable Development. Series: Water resources development and management. Springer: Singapore. ISBN 9789812879745

Muller, M., Biswas, A., Martin-Hurtado, R. and Tortajada, C. (2015) Built infrastructure is essential. Science, 349(6248), pp. 585-586. (doi: 10.1126/science.aac7606) (PMID:26250671)

Hering, J. G., Sedlak, D. L., Tortajada, C. , Biswas, A. K., Niwagaba, C. and Breu, T. (2015) Local perspectives on water. Science, 349(6247), pp. 479-480. (doi: 10.1126/science.aac5902) (PMID:26228131)

Tortajada, C. and Biswas, A. K. (Eds.) (2015) Water Infrastructure. Series: Routledge special issues on water policy and governance. Routledge: London ; New York. ISBN 9781138911956

2014

Tortajada, C. and Biswas, A. K. (2014) Dry truths about Indian drought. New Global Indian, pp. 42-45.

Tortajada, C. , Biswas, A. K. and Tyagi, A. (Eds.) (2014) Water Management and Climate Change: Dealing With Uncertainties. Series: Routledge special issues on water policy and governance. Routledge: Abingdon, Oxon. ISBN 9781138809161

Tortajada, C. , González-Gómez, F., Biswas, A. K. and García-Rubio, M. A. (Eds.) (2014) The Private Sector and Water Pricing in Efficient Urban Water Management. Series: Routledge special issues on water policy and governance. Routledge: Abingdon, Oxon. ISBN 9781138779983

Biswas, A.K. and Tortajada, C. (2014) India should consider new, innovative drought management strategies. India Water Review, 1(2), pp. 42-43.

2013

Biswas, A. K., Tortajada, C. , Biswas-Tortajada, A., Joshi, Y. K. and Gupta, A. (2013) Creating Shared Value: Impacts of Nestlé in Moga, India. Series: SpringerBriefs on case studies of sustainable development. Springer: Cham. ISBN 9783319014623 (doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-01463-0)

Tortajada, C. , Joshi, Y. and Biswas, A. K. (2013) The Singapore Water Story: Sustainable Development in an Urban City-State. Routledge: London. ISBN 9780415657822

2012

Joshi, Y. K., Tortajada, C. and Biswas, A. K. (2012) Cleaning of the Singapore River and Kallang Basin in Singapore: human and environmental dimensions. AMBIO, 41(7), pp. 777-781. (doi: 10.1007/s13280-012-0279-0) (PMID:22528982) (PMCID:PMC3472009)

Joshi, Y. K., Tortajada, C. and Biswas, A. K. (2012) Clean up of the Singapore River: before and after. Global-is-Asian, 14, pp. 21-22.

Tortajada, C. and Biswas, A. K. (Eds.) (2012) Asian Perspectives on Water Policy. Routledge: London ; New York. ISBN 9780415697262

Tortajada, C. , Altinbilek, D. and Biswas, A. K. (Eds.) (2012) Impacts of Large Dams: a Global Assessment. Series: Water resources development and management. Springer: Berlin. ISBN 9783642235702

Joshi, Y. K., Tortajada, C. and Biswas, A. K. (2012) Cleaning of the Singapore River and Kallang Basin in Singapore: economic, social, and environmental dimensions. International Journal of Water Resources Development, 28(4), pp. 647-658. (doi: 10.1080/07900627.2012.669034)

2011

Biswas, A. K., Tortajada, C. and Izquierdo, R. (Eds.) (2011) Water Quality Management: Present Situations, Challenges and Future Perspectives. Series: Routledge special issues on water policy and governance. Routledge: London. ISBN 9780415688857

2010

Tortajada, C. and Biswas, A. K. (Eds.) (2010) Improving Water Policy and Governance. Series: Routledge special issues on water policy and governance. Routledge: London ; New York. ISBN 9780415606288

2009

Biswas, A. K., Tortajada, C. and Izqueirdo, R. (Eds.) (2009) Water Management in 2020 and Beyond. Series: Water resources development and management. Springer: Berlin. ISBN 9783540893455

Biswas, A. K., Braga, B. P.F., Tortajada, C. and Palermo, M. (Eds.) (2009) Integrated Water Resources Management in Latin America. Series: Routledge special issues on water policy and governance. Routledge: London. ISBN 9780415487887

Biswas, A. K. and Tortajada, C. (Eds.) (2009) Impacts of Megaconferences on the Water Sector. Series: Water resources development and management. Springer: Berlin. ISBN 9783540372233

2008

Biswas, A. K., Rangachari, R. and Tortajada, C. (Eds.) (2008) Water Resources of the Indian Subcontinent. Series: Water resources management series. Oxford University Press: New Delhi. ISBN 9780195694437

2007

Varis, O., Biswas, A. K. and Tortajada, C. (Eds.) (2007) Management of Transboundary Rivers and Lakes. Series: Water resources development and management. Springer: Berlin. ISBN 9783540749264

This list was generated on Tue Nov 30 05:34:40 2021 GMT.
Number of items: 49.

Articles

Biswas, A. K. and Tortajada, C. (2021) Future of urban water and wastewater management: views on Singapore International Water Week. International Journal of Water Resources Development, 37(5), pp. 753-757. (doi: 10.1080/07900627.2021.1963115)

Tortajada, C. , Koh, R., Bindal, I. and Kiat, L. W. (2021) Compounding focusing events as windows of opportunity for flood management policy transitions in Singapore. Journal of Hydrology, 599, 126345. (doi: 10.1016/j.jhydrol.2021.126345)

Lai, T. and Tortajada, C. (2021) The Holy See and the global environmental movements. Frontiers in Communication, 6, 715900. (doi: 10.3389/fcomm.2021.715900)

Tortajada, C. and Zhang, H. (2021) When food meets BRI: China's emerging Food Silk Road. Global Food Security, 29, 100518. (doi: 10.1016/j.gfs.2021.100518)

Van Rensburg, P. and Tortajada, C. (2021) An assessment of the 2015–2017 drought in Windhoek. Frontiers in Climate, 3, 602962. (doi: 10.3389/fclim.2021.602962)

Hartley, K., Lim, N. S. W. and Tortajada, C. (2021) Policy note: Digital feedback-based interventions for water conservation. Water Economics and Policy, 7(1), 2071004. (doi: 10.1142/S2382624X20710046)

Tortajada, C. and Molden, D. J. (2021) Hydropower as a catalyst for regional cooperation in South Asia. International Journal of Water Resources Development, 37(3), pp. 362-366. (doi: 10.1080/07900627.2021.1887558)

Vaidyaa, R. A., Moldena, D. J., Shrestha, A. B., Waglea, N. and Tortajada, C. (2021) The role of hydropower in South Asia’s energy future. International Journal of Water Resources Development, 37(3), pp. 367-391. (doi: 10.1080/07900627.2021.1875809)

Tortajada, C. and Biswas, A. K. K. (2020) Water management in post-2020 world. International Journal of Water Resources Development, 36(6), pp. 874-878. (doi: 10.1080/07900627.2020.1837451)

Tortajada, C. and Biswas, A. K. (2020) COVID-19 heightens water problems around the world. Water International, 45(5), pp. 441-442. (doi: 10.1080/02508060.2020.1790133)

Hartley, K., Tortajada, C. and Biswas, A. K. (2019) A formal model concerning policy strategies to build public acceptance of potable water reuse. Journal of Environmental Management, 250, 109505. (doi: 10.1016/j.jenvman.2019.109505) (PMID:31518799)

Tortajada, C. , González-Gómez, F., Biswas, A. K. and Buurman, J. (2019) Water demand management strategies for water-scarce cities: the case of Spain. Sustainable Cities and Society, 45, pp. 649-656. (doi: 10.1016/j.scs.2018.11.044)

Biswas, A. K. and Tortajada, C. (2019) Water crisis and water wars: myths and realities. International Journal of Water Resources Development, 35(5), pp. 727-731. (doi: 10.1080/07900627.2019.1636502)

Biswas, A. K. and Tortajada, C. (2019) Water quality management: a globally neglected issue. International Journal of Water Resources Development, 35(6), pp. 913-916. (doi: 10.1080/07900627.2019.1670506)

Tortajada, C. and Biswas, A. K. (2019) Objective case studies of successful urban water management. International Journal of Water Resources Development, 35(4), pp. 547-550. (doi: 10.1080/07900627.2019.1613766)

Tortajada, C. and Biswas, A. K. (2018) Achieving universal access to clean water and sanitation in an era of water scarcity: strengthening contributions from academia. Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability, 34, pp. 21-25. (doi: 10.1016/j.cosust.2018.08.001)

Hartley, K., Tortajada, C. and Biswas, A. K. (2018) Political dynamics and water supply in Hong Kong. Environmental Development, 27, pp. 107-117. (doi: 10.1016/j.envdev.2018.06.003)

Biswas, A. K. and Tortajada, C. (2018) Dams and human development: changing societal perceptions. International Journal on Hydropower and Dams, pp. 8-9.

Tortajada, C. and Biswas, A.K. (2018) Singapore, the city-state: how it transformed itself from an average third World city to one of the best in the World in 25 years. Vanguardia Dossier, 67,

Tortajada, C. , Kastner, M. J., Buurman, J. and Biswas, A. K. (2017) The California drought: coping responses and resilience building. Environmental Science and Policy, 78, pp. 97-113. (doi: 10.1016/j.envsci.2017.09.012)

Hartley, K., Tortajada, C. and Biswas, A. K. (2017) Confronting global security in an era of water instabilities. Foreign Policy Journal, 3 Feb.

Biswas, A.K., Saklani, U. and Tortajada, C. (2017) Solution to Delhi’s never-ending water problems. India Water Review, 4(7), pp. 14-16.

Biswas, A. K. and Tortajada, C. (2016) Water security, economic growth and sustainable development: linking society, economy and environment. Geographer, pp. 18-19.

Muller, M., Biswas, A., Martin-Hurtado, R. and Tortajada, C. (2015) Built infrastructure is essential. Science, 349(6248), pp. 585-586. (doi: 10.1126/science.aac7606) (PMID:26250671)

Hering, J. G., Sedlak, D. L., Tortajada, C. , Biswas, A. K., Niwagaba, C. and Breu, T. (2015) Local perspectives on water. Science, 349(6247), pp. 479-480. (doi: 10.1126/science.aac5902) (PMID:26228131)

Tortajada, C. and Biswas, A. K. (2014) Dry truths about Indian drought. New Global Indian, pp. 42-45.

Biswas, A.K. and Tortajada, C. (2014) India should consider new, innovative drought management strategies. India Water Review, 1(2), pp. 42-43.

Joshi, Y. K., Tortajada, C. and Biswas, A. K. (2012) Cleaning of the Singapore River and Kallang Basin in Singapore: human and environmental dimensions. AMBIO, 41(7), pp. 777-781. (doi: 10.1007/s13280-012-0279-0) (PMID:22528982) (PMCID:PMC3472009)

Joshi, Y. K., Tortajada, C. and Biswas, A. K. (2012) Clean up of the Singapore River: before and after. Global-is-Asian, 14, pp. 21-22.

Joshi, Y. K., Tortajada, C. and Biswas, A. K. (2012) Cleaning of the Singapore River and Kallang Basin in Singapore: economic, social, and environmental dimensions. International Journal of Water Resources Development, 28(4), pp. 647-658. (doi: 10.1080/07900627.2012.669034)

Books

Biswas, A. K., Sachdeva, P. K. and Tortajada, C. (2020) Phnom Penh Water Story: Remarkable Transformation of an Urban Water Utility. Series: Water resources development and management. Springer: Singapore. ISBN 9789813340640 (doi: 10.1007/978-981-33-4065-7)

Biswas, A. K., Tortajada, C. , Biswas-Tortajada, A., Joshi, Y. K. and Gupta, A. (2013) Creating Shared Value: Impacts of Nestlé in Moga, India. Series: SpringerBriefs on case studies of sustainable development. Springer: Cham. ISBN 9783319014623 (doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-01463-0)

Tortajada, C. , Joshi, Y. and Biswas, A. K. (2013) The Singapore Water Story: Sustainable Development in an Urban City-State. Routledge: London. ISBN 9780415657822

Book Sections

Tortajada, C. and Radcliffe, J. C. (2021) Potable water reuse in Australia: Legal and regulatory frameworks, communication strategies and experiences. In: Brears, R. C. (ed.) The Palgrave Handbook of Climate Resilient Societies. Palgrave Macmillan: Cham, pp. 1-50. ISBN 9783030424633 (doi: 10.1007/978-3-030-32811-5_80-1)

Edited Books

Biswas, A. K., Tortajada, C. and Rohner, P. (Eds.) (2018) Assessing Global Water Megatrends. Series: Water resources development and management. Springer: Singapore. ISBN 9789811066948

Biswas, A. K. and Tortajada, C. (Eds.) (2015) Water Security, Climate Change and Sustainable Development. Series: Water resources development and management. Springer: Singapore. ISBN 9789812879745

Tortajada, C. and Biswas, A. K. (Eds.) (2015) Water Infrastructure. Series: Routledge special issues on water policy and governance. Routledge: London ; New York. ISBN 9781138911956

Tortajada, C. , Biswas, A. K. and Tyagi, A. (Eds.) (2014) Water Management and Climate Change: Dealing With Uncertainties. Series: Routledge special issues on water policy and governance. Routledge: Abingdon, Oxon. ISBN 9781138809161

Tortajada, C. , González-Gómez, F., Biswas, A. K. and García-Rubio, M. A. (Eds.) (2014) The Private Sector and Water Pricing in Efficient Urban Water Management. Series: Routledge special issues on water policy and governance. Routledge: Abingdon, Oxon. ISBN 9781138779983

Tortajada, C. and Biswas, A. K. (Eds.) (2012) Asian Perspectives on Water Policy. Routledge: London ; New York. ISBN 9780415697262

Tortajada, C. , Altinbilek, D. and Biswas, A. K. (Eds.) (2012) Impacts of Large Dams: a Global Assessment. Series: Water resources development and management. Springer: Berlin. ISBN 9783642235702

Biswas, A. K., Tortajada, C. and Izquierdo, R. (Eds.) (2011) Water Quality Management: Present Situations, Challenges and Future Perspectives. Series: Routledge special issues on water policy and governance. Routledge: London. ISBN 9780415688857

Tortajada, C. and Biswas, A. K. (Eds.) (2010) Improving Water Policy and Governance. Series: Routledge special issues on water policy and governance. Routledge: London ; New York. ISBN 9780415606288

Biswas, A. K., Tortajada, C. and Izqueirdo, R. (Eds.) (2009) Water Management in 2020 and Beyond. Series: Water resources development and management. Springer: Berlin. ISBN 9783540893455

Biswas, A. K., Braga, B. P.F., Tortajada, C. and Palermo, M. (Eds.) (2009) Integrated Water Resources Management in Latin America. Series: Routledge special issues on water policy and governance. Routledge: London. ISBN 9780415487887

Biswas, A. K. and Tortajada, C. (Eds.) (2009) Impacts of Megaconferences on the Water Sector. Series: Water resources development and management. Springer: Berlin. ISBN 9783540372233

Biswas, A. K., Rangachari, R. and Tortajada, C. (Eds.) (2008) Water Resources of the Indian Subcontinent. Series: Water resources management series. Oxford University Press: New Delhi. ISBN 9780195694437

Varis, O., Biswas, A. K. and Tortajada, C. (Eds.) (2007) Management of Transboundary Rivers and Lakes. Series: Water resources development and management. Springer: Berlin. ISBN 9783540749264

Research Reports or Papers

Renaud, F. et al. (2021) Adaptation and Resilience in ASEAN: Managing Disaster Risks from Natural Hazards. Documentation. UK Government.

This list was generated on Tue Nov 30 05:34:40 2021 GMT.

Supervision

Teaching

Selected invited lectures 2015–2021

  •  “Green water infrastructure in circular cities”, 2021 Joint American Water Resources Association (AWRA) and National Capital Annual Water Symposium, 15 April 2021

  •  "The role of government in the advocacy of water", Workshop for Water Ethics, 6th Interdisciplinary Colloquium, Association for Water Ethics (W4W), 18 May 2021

  • “Global water and food security”, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, Singapore, 25 February 2021 (webinar).
  • “Artificial intelligence in global water resources”, International Conference on Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Zululand and Chang’an University, 1 February 2021 (webinar).

  • “Water management under drought events”, Three Gorges University, Yichang, Hubei province, China, 1 February 2021 (webinar).

  • “Addressing water scarcity”, National Council for Science and the Environment (NCSE), Project Drawdown, 5 January, 2021 (webinar).
  • “Water policy innovations—the role of academia and policy makers”, Water and Society: Communication, Decision Support, and Stakeholder Engagement to Improve Policy and Management in an Uncertain World, AGU Fall Meeting, December 14, 2020 (webinar).
  • “Efficient utilization of water resources: The case of Singapore”, 2020 Silk Road International Conference, Xi'an University of Technology, Xi’an, China, December 11, 2020 (webinar).
  • “Artificial Intelligence for Water-related Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): Policy Implications”, Rosenberg International Forum on Water Policy Use of Earth Observations, Artificial Intelligence and Data Science in Water Management, University of California, US, December 2, 2020 (webinar). 
  • “Resettlement: What have we learnt?", Strategies for Future Progress, HYDRO 2020, 26-28 October 2020 (webinar).
  • “Climate change and national security”, APWF Webinar series toward the 4th Asian Pacific Water Forum, Tokyo, September 23, 2020 (webinar).
  •  “Reused water for potable purposes”, XXII Congress on Law and Water Resources Management, Centro de Derecho y Gestión de Aguas, Pontifica Universidad Católica de Chile, Santiago, Chile, August 6, 2020.
  • “A water future for cities”, Exploring how global cities are preparing for water security, UNESCO-India and National Institute of Urban Affairs, Delhi, India, July 15, 2020.
  •  “The role of the Catholic Church in the global environmental movements”, Forum from the Right to Water to the Right to Hope”, Instituto para el Diálogo Global y la Cultura del Encuentro, Fundación Panamericana para el Desarrollo Integral de Altos Estudios, Buenos Aires, Argentina, June 18, 2020.
  • “Water reuse and the circular economy”, International Water Resources Association, Paris, June 17, 2020.
  •  “Water security”, Impact of C-19 on water and climate, American University of Beirut, Lebanon, May 7, 2020.
  • “NEWater: A leading example in managing wastewater in an urban context”, Responsible Business Forum, Singapore, November 19, 2019.
  •  “Sustainability reporting by companies listed in SGX”, IWP Research Seminar, LKYSPP, University of Singapore, Singapore, November 18, 2019.
  • “Water governance within a global framework”, Fortune Global Sustainability Forum, Center for China's Neighbour Diplomacy Studies, Yunnan, China, September 5, 2019.
  •  “Water, food and energy security: A holistic view,” World Engineers Summit (WES), The Institution of Engineers, Singapore, Singapore, August 28, 2019.
  • “Influencing Policy Internationally”, Hydro Nation: Research Needs for the Next Decade Conference, University of Glasgow, Scottish Government, November 27, 2018.
  •  “Future global water, food and Energy Risks”, Forum on Water Governance & Technological Innovation, IWHR, Beijing, October 18, 2018.
  • “Singapore: water resources and global food trade”, Institute of Water Resources and Hydropower Research (IWHR), Beijing, October 15, 2018.
  •  “Water and wastewater management in the context of South-East Asia”, Global Initiative of Academic Networks, Kharagpur, India, 30 April 2018.
  • ““Hydropower as a catalyst for regional cooperation: The case of India and Bhutan”, Hydropower-based Collaboration in South Asia: Socio-economic Development and Electricity Trade, Institute of Water Policy, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore and International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), Kathmandu, Nepal on 21-22 November, 2017.
  •  “Policy responses for extreme events, the California drought”, Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, October 20, 2017.
  • “Food wecurity in Singapore”, Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, October 20, 2017.
  •  “Hydropolitics of Aswan High Dam”, School of Environment and Natural Resources, Renmin University of China, Beijing, October 19, 2017.
  • “Global water policy and governance”, Commons Workshop: Enhancing Water Governance and Policy, School of Public Policy and Management, Tsinghua University, Beijing, October 14, 2017.
  •  “Tackling water insecurity for sustainable development”, 2016 Pacific Energy Summit, Singapore, June 23, 2016.
  • “Water as a non-traditional security issue”, Beijing Normal University, Beijing, 3 June 2016.
  •  Urban water management in Singapore: policy decisions, Tsinghua University, Beijing, June 2, 2016.
  • “Urban water, environment and development challenges”, Japan International Cooperation Agency and University of Tokyo, Tokyo, April 15, 2016.
  • “Politics of nongovernmental organizations and influence on global public policy”, Water Resources and Hydropower Development in Asia, Vientiane, March 3, 2016.
  • “Water Risks and Corporate Social Responsibility”, Faculty of Social Sciences, The University of Hong Kong, September 22, 2015.

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Professional recognition and awards

  • Winner of the Crystal Drop Award, International Water Resources Association.
  • 2016 and 2017 Research Excellence Awards, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore.
  • Member of the International Selection Committee, Millennium Technology Prize, Technology Academy Finland.
  • Member of the OECD Initiative on Water Governance.
  • Biography appears in Science and Engineering Who’s Who, and Marquis International Who’s Who.
  • Honorary member of the International Water Resources Association.

 

Professional & learned societies

  • President, International Water Resources Association (IWRA), 2007-2009.
  • Member, International Association for the Study of the Commons, 2020 -
  • Member, WateReuse Association, 2017-2020.
  • Member, International Public Policy Association, 2017-2020.
  • Member, International Studies Association (ISA), 2016-2017.
  • Vice-President, IWRA, 2004-2006.
  • Director, IWRA, 2001-2003.
  • Chair, IWRA, Mexican National Committee, 1999-2003.
  • Vice-Chair, Committee on International Waters, IWRA, 1994-2000.
  • Vice-Chair, Committee on International Cooperation, International Association for Impact Assessment (IAIA), 1995-1997.