As part of WaterTank we are launching the SJWP Advisor Programme - connecting SJWP alumni to qualified advisors and mentors that can help turn their projects into realities. Alumni will to be matched with advisors and mentors that have been carefully selected and bring expertise from a variety of areas from within and external to the water sector.
Alumni, remember that your mentor or advisor is NOT: Your parent, your boss, your leader, your close friend, your problemsolver, your project manager, your secretary
Your mentor / advisor IS: Interested in the mentee, a good listener, trustworthy, open and honest about own experience, prestigeless, willing to commit time to mentoring /advising
Meet our Advisors and Mentors
Expertise: Economics, ecosystems, climate change, sustainability, resilience
Bio: Dr. Boltz is a Managing Director and member of the leadership team at The Rockefeller Foundation, where he leads the Foundation’s global work related to ecosystems. He has over 25 years of international development experience, including 9 years of field practice in Africa, Asia and South America. For 15 years, he served as part of the technical staff and leadership of Conservation International (CI), serving as lead technical advisor on conservation strategy and practice and as head of international policy. He holds a Ph.D. in ecological economics from the University of Florida and a B.A. in China studies from Duke University. A native English speaker, he is fluent in French and Spanish, and conversant in Portuguese, Malagasy and Mandarin.
Expertise: Water and food, network management
Bio: Started working at SIWI with the SJWP and was amazed by the power of youth. At same time, was worried that they sometimes were reinventing the wheel. More focus should be on implementation.
Expertise: Sustainable Investments, Start ups, Strategy, Corporate Social Responsibility
Bio: A sustainability advocate, entrepreneur, investor, consultant and speaker. Mr. Stenbeck runs the company group Gain Sustain, an investment house and a mangement consulting firm. Gain Sustain invests time and money into developing ideas, people and innovative companies within the field of sustainable development. Mr. Stenbeck has 15 years experience from management consulting and sustainability executive roles. Before founding Gain Sustain Mr. Stenbeck was the Nordic and Baltic Director of Sustainability & Security for Nordic Choice Hotels.
Expertise: Water, ecology, coral reefs, agriculture, biological diversity, sustainability, communication
Bio: Director of Albaeco, an organisation communicating sustainability science. Researcher and communications advisor at Stockholm Resilience Centre. Jury chairman of the Stockholm Junior Water Prize 2011-2016. PhD in coral reef ecology/natural resources management, Stockholm University.
Expertise: I have been a chemistry teacher for 17 years and, working as school principle for 6 years.
Bio: I was born in Giresun / Turkey in 1977. I graduated from the faculty of education in 1999. I had a master degree in chemistry education. I worked as a chemistry teacher for 12 years. I have been a school administrator for 6 years. I am primarly interested in advising young Turkish students.
Expertise: Research, high performance scientific computing, computational fluid dynamics, coding
Bio: Researcher at the System Modelling and Fluid Mechanics lab at Veolia Research and Innovation. PhD in applied mathematics from both National Taiwan University and University Pierre and Marie Curie. Enjoy using modeling and simulation tools to explore, learn, unveil, simplify, and innovate. Curious about new technologies and digital tools. Worked in academic research in Taiwan for 5 years. Speak French, Spanish, English, and some Mandarin Chinese.
Expertise: Innovation, change management, creativity, new digital services, wastewater treatment
Bio: I am an enthusiastic and passionate leader in R&I for cleantech and environmental services. My day-to-day challenges are all about bringing new concepts to life, ranging from idea generation, project set-up and management to deployment of industrial services and solutions for a better planet. Where can we meet? Bringing disruption on the edge of the digital and circular economy. I hope to see you there.
Expertise: Ecological functions of valley, water resours, landscape ecology, environment, sustainability
Bio: Graduated from the geographic faculty Saratov State University in 1998. Ph.D. in Geographic Sciences (2003). Working associate Professor at Department of physical geography and landscape ecology. An object of research is ecological function of valley in urban areas.
Expertise: Coming soon
Bio: PR & community engagement professional who enjoys simplifying the abstract, digital communications, innovation and trend-spotting and helping governments and NGO's to be communications champions.
Expertise: Taking ideas and projects though the process of commercialization
Bio: Experience building and growing businesses locally and regionally. Have lived and worked in different countries and cultures.
Expertise: Remote sensing, Geomatics, GIS and Surveying engineering
Bio: I'm a civil engineer at the main information center of the Egyptian ministry of water resources and irrigation. I'm one of the specialist at the remote sensing unit. I got my B.Sc in Surveying engineering class of 2013. I'm working on my thesis in Remote sensing and Photogrammetry major
Expertise: Chemistry Teacher, would like to advis young Spanish spoken students
Bio: Training Ediba (2011) Expertise: Role teaching in new technologies - different capacities. Bachelor of Science in Education - UNLP (2007) Lic. Integral Education: Multiversidad Edgar Morin. (2010) - Montreal Postgraduate: Specialization in Virtual Learning Environments - OEI in Virtual Environments, (in 2013) In Spanish: Capacitaciones Ediba (2011) Rol docente en nuevas tecnologías – capacidades diferentes. Licenciatura en Ciencias de la Educación – UNLP (2007) Lic. Educación Integral: Multiversidad Edgar Morin. (2010) – Montreal Postgrado: Especialización en Entornos Virtuales de Aprendizaje – (en curso) – OEI Postítulo en Entornos Virtuales, (en curso 2013) – Min. de Educación de Nación-
Expertise: Transboundary Water Management, Conflict Resolution, International Relations
Bio: Elizabeth is an experienced regional/transboundary programme manager related to joint water management, environmental peacebuilding, water governance and capacity building programs in conflict and post-conflict environments. Her broad experience includes extensive engagements at multiple levels, with different stakeholder groups, including Governments, local authorities, donors, civil society, community based programmes and academia. 8 years of experience managing transboundary water and shared heritage programmes between Jordan, Palestine and Israel; 2 years of experience with programming in Central Asia. In her current position at SIWI, she is coordinating transboundary activities in the MENA region, Central Asia as well as the Africa EU Water Partnership Programme.
Expertise: WASH governance
Bio: Alejandro is a water governance specialist at SIWI, with 15 years experience in different aspects of water and sanitation services worldwide.