IUCN - UICN
IUCN - International Union for Conservation of Nature
(College 4 - Civil society and water users organizations)
About the organization
The Union’s mission is to influence, encourage, assist societies throughout the world to conserve the integrity and the diversity of nature and to ensure that any use of natural resources is equitable and ecologically sustainable.
Fields of expertise and activities: Water Resources Management, Environment or Ecosystems, International Cooperation or Humanitarian Relief.
About the Governor representative
Dr.Mark Smith has a background in hydrology, ecology and agricultural science. He has wide experience of field projects, training and policy work relating to water resources management, climate and sustainable agriculture. He has a special interest in working across sectors to promote water governance reform and implementation of IWRM. Positions: Head, IUCN Water Programme (current), IUCN Water Management Advisor (2006-2008), Water Research Scientist (UK, Africa, Australia, 1995-2005), PhD Ecology and Resource Management (1991-1994).
About the Alternate representative
Mr. Alejandro IZA
Alejandro Iza is an international environmental lawyer, with special focus on water resources and environmental protection, including trans boundary governance. He has broad experience gained through teaching and research and legal practice, including with the European Commission. He has a special interest in water governance and in supporting the emergence of regional and global political dialogues on water resources development and management. Positions: Head, IUCN Environmental Law Programme (current), Legal Officer, IUCN (2000-2005).