economics

100 Water Heroes: Giulio Boccaletti

tnc_65065518_1920x1920 (1).jpg

Chief Strategy Officer at The Nature Conservancy

Giulio Boccaletti is the Chief Strategy Officer at The Nature Conservancy (TNC), a charitable environmental organisation that seeks to "conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends." Giulio’s role at TNC includes developing their strategy and incorporating economic and scientific facets to their conservation work.

Giulio believes that finding a solution to the global water crisis “will determine the future sustainability of the world economy and the health of the people and places that depend on this vital natural resource.” Prior to working with TNC, Giulio was a partner at Mckinsey and Company where he launched their Global Water Resource initiative and was heavily involved in their Sustainability and Resource Productivity Practice.

Giulio’s career has also includes a number of publications surrounding issues of water security, resource economics and infrastructure finance. He holds a Master’s degree in Theoretical Physics from the University of Bologna, as well as a Master’s and PhD in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences from Princeton University.

Giulio has also been recognised as a member of the Global Agenda Council on Water of the World Economic Forum (WEF), as well as a member of its Global Futures Council on Environment and Natural Resource Security. In 2014, WEF named Giulio as a Young Global Leader.

Giulio is one of our #100WaterHeroes for his work with The Nature Conservancy, and for using his expertise to foster and develop a sustainable future.

Twitter: @G_Boccaletti 

Linkedin: linkedin.com/in/giulio-boccaletti-821458

100 Water Heroes: Robert Brears

picture-11780-1474298317.jpg

Author and Founder of Our Future Water, Mitidaption & Mark and Focus

Robert Brears is a prominent voice in the water sector and has published widely on issues surrounding water management and water security. Robert has launched a number of successful water-related initiatives, including founding Our Future Water, Mitidaption and Mark and Focus.

Robert is the author of Urban Water Security, The Green Economy and the Water-Energy-Food Nexus, Blue and Green Cities: The Role of Blue-Green Infrastructure in Managing Urban Water Resources, Natural Resource Management and the Circular Economy and Climate Resilient Water Resources Management. In addition to his own renowned publications, Robert the editor of Palgrave Macmillan’s Climate Resilient Societies series.

Robert is a qualified Geologist, and has a degree in Economics and Finance. His further education includes a Postgraduate Certificate in Antarctic Studies and a Master of International Law and Politics.

Robert is one of our #100WaterHeroes for using his platform to heighten environmental awareness and solve the global water crisis.

Linkedin: linkedin.com/in/robertbrears

Twitter: @Robert_Brears

100 Water Heroes: Debra Tan

Debra-Tan-1024x1024.jpg

Director and Head of China Water Risk (CWR)

Debra Tan leads China Water Risk (CWR) in its mission to “foster efficient and responsible use of the China’s water resources by engaging the global business and investment communities in understanding and managing China’s water risk.” Launched in 2011, CWR has become a internationally respected institution in the water risk sector.

Prior to her involvement with water issues, Debra worked as a chartered accountant and investment banker. She has produced a number of reports for financial institutions that focus on the water risks surrounding the power, mining, agricultural and textiles industries. These reports “have been considered groundbreaking and instrumental in understanding not just China’s but future global water challenges.” Particularly notable was a report that resulted in the fashion industry nomination CWR as a finalist for the Global Leadership Awards in Sustainable Apparel. She is a renowned speaker who has delivered numerous key note addresses, as well as having been invited to join prestigious panel discussions, conferences and academic forums.

Under Debra’s leadership, CWR has focused on transforming China’s industrial and agricultural sectors to be environmentally sustainable, particularly because they are the country’s main polluters and make up over 80% of their overall water use. CWR’s long-term vision is to create “an investment and corporate universe that understands and responds to the inherent environmental and business risks of China’s water crisis, working together to ensure sustainable use of water resources.”

Debra is one of our #100WaterHeroes for leading China Water Risk as they seek to create industrial and agricultural sectors that are environmentally sustainable and water-conscious.

CWR Twitter

CWR Facebook

CWR Linkedin

100 Water Heroes: Kathleen Dominique

Environmental Economist, OECD

0fc79c22a80adb27511c5d8f2ad31b8a_400x400.jpeg

Our fifth Water Hero, Kathleen Dominique, is a policy analyst at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), where she heads work surrounding water financing. She currently serves as project manager of the Roundtable on Financing Water, a platform that “draws upon political leadership and technical expertise, with the ambition of facilitating increased financing of investments that contribute to water security and sustainable growth.”

The OECD have a strong alignment with the UN Sustainable Development Goals, and look to find “innovative and effective approaches to water management.” Kathleen has been integral to the OECD’s environmental and water sustainability teams, and has lead work relating to water resources allocation, groundwater allocation, and water and climate change adaptation.

Prior her work with the OECD, Kathleen was involved in climate change at the Institute of Sustainable Development and International Relations.

Kathleen is one of our #100WaterHeroes because of her dedication to environmental sustainability, and her impactful work with the OECD on water management issues.

Twitter: @KDominique_H2O

Linkedin: linkedin.com/in/kathleen-dominique-719b815

noun_Location_2031926_ff1114.png

Paris, France