100 Water Heroes: Dr. Stefan Uhlenbrook

 by Kelvin Trautman

by Kelvin Trautman

Coordinator and Director of UNESCO, UN World Water Assessment Programme (WWAP)

Dr. Stefan Uhlenbrook has, since 2015, been the Coordinator of the UNESCO World Water Assessment Programme (WWAP) and the Director of the UNESCO Programme Office on Global Water Assessment in Perugia, Italy. Stefan’s fields of expertise include “water assessments, sustainability, hydrological process research and water resources management with focus on developing solutions for pressing water challenges.”

The WWAP is responsible for producing an annual UN-Water report that unpacks the current “state, use and management of the world’s freshwater resources,” aiming to inform policy-makers on how to manage water resources in the most economically, socially and environmentally sustainable ways. Stefan, as highlighted by his work with the WWAP, is deeply committed to the UN’s SDGs, having also coordinated the UN-Water SDG 6 Synthesis Report on Water and Sanitation 2018.

Prior to his work with the WWAP, Stefan obtained his PhD in 1999 and has lectured in universities throughout his career. He also worked at the UNESCO Institute for Water Education.

Stefan is one of our #100WaterHeroes because of his expertise in the water management sector, and his dedication to achieving SDG6

Stefan Twitter: @SUhlenbrook 

WWAP Twitter: @UNWWAP

Linkedin: linkedin.com/in/stefan-uhlenbrook-50680010