Current Position: Executive Director at International Water Association
Profile: He is an internationally recognized water resource management expert and combines a strong engineering background with practical international experience. He has published extensively and has a strong international profile working closely with the World Bank, UN-Habitat, UNESCO, GWP, SIWI, ADB and the EU. He has led several urban water management projects for the EU, World Bank, African Development Bank and DFID. He is currently a member of the ADB’s Water Advisory Group.
Prior to IWMI, Vairavamoorthy was the Founding Dean of the Patel College of Global Sustainability, and a tenured Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of South Florida. Prior to that he was a full Professor and Chair of Water Engineering at the University of Birmingham, UK, and Professor and Head of Core of Sustainable Urban Water Infrastructure Systems at UNESCO-IHE.
Expertise: urban water issues, sustainable water systems, water supply and distribution, policy analysis and environmental impact