External Advisory Board

The purpose of the External Advisory Board is to review the Water Institute’s progress against its goals, objectives and plans, and to provide advice and recommendations to the Institute’s Senior Management Committee.

Joan Rose (Chair)

Joan Rose

Homer Nowlin Chair in Water Research

Michigan State University

East Lansing, Michigan, U.S.A.

Ana Deletic

Ana Deletic

Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research)

University of New South Wales

Sydney, N.S.W., Australia

Robyn Kurtes

Robyn Curtis

Director, Environmental Policy Branch

Ontario Ministry of Environment and Climate Change

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Tove Larson

Tove Larson

Professor and Group Leader

Department of Urban Water Management

Eawag, Dübendorf, Switzerland

Mark van Loosdrecht

Mark van Loosdrecht


Department of Biotechnology

TU Delft, Delft, The Netherlands

Mike Murray

mike murray

Chief Administrative Officer (former)

Region of Waterloo

Kitchener, Ontario, Canada

Wu Jern Ng

Wu Jern Ng


Environmental Bio-innovations Group

Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Merrell-Ann Phare

Merrell-ann phare

Executive Director/Legal Counsel

Centre for Indigenous Environmental Resources

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Georg Teutsch

georg Teutsch

Scientific Director

Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research – UFZ

Leipzig, Germany

Zhongbo Yu

Zhongbo yu

Dean, College of Hydrology and Water Resources

Hohai University

Nanjing, Jiangsu, China