Edward A. McBeanUniversity of Guelph
Edward A. McBean
University of Guelph
Dr. Edward A. McBean is a world-class expert in water security and risk assessment, and Professor of Water Resources, Canada Research Chair in Water Supply Security, and one of seven University of Guelph Research Leadership Chair Professors, at University of Guelph in Canada. Dr. McBean was born in 1945 in Vancouver, Canada. He received his bachelor degree from University of British Columbia in 1968 and both his master degree (1971) and Doctorate (1973, Grande cum Laude) from M.I.T., all degrees in Civil Engineering. Following a post-doc at Cornell University, Dr. McBean joined the faculty at the University of Waterloo as an Assistant Professor in July 1974, was promoted to Associate Professor in 1977, and to Professor in 1981. In the mid-1990s he left academia to become President of CRA Engineering Inc. and, simultaneously, a Vice-President of Conestoga-Rovers & Associates (CRA) where CRA was one of the largest engineering firms in Canada. In 2003, Dr. McBean rejoined academia at the University of Guelph where he continues to this day. An eminent scholar, Dr. McBean is both nationally and internationally acclaimed for his novel contributions to water security issues, environmental risk assessment procedures, his strategic insights into methods for defining vulnerability in water security. One of his strategies for negotiation now used in resolution of water security conflicts. Dr. McBean’s innovations in providing safe water supplies have been successful at dramatically reducing the intake of arsenic in water supplies derived from contaminated groundwater (e.g. Bangladesh, China, and Cambodia) and providing effective pathogen removal, allowing delivery of safe water to rural populations (e.g. India, China, Cambodia, Pakistan) at prices rural societal members can afford, and at levels that make technology transfer to village users, readily feasible. Dr. McBean has an excellent research track record. He has published 245 articles in engineering journals indexed in Scopus. He has been the recipient of many awards at both the national and international level (China, India and Japan). Dr. McBean has participated as a Keynote and/or Plenary speaker at more than 25 major conferences over the last five years. He is also a major influent scientist in the international arena.
David A. DoddUniversity of Oklahoma
David A. Dodd
University of Oklahoma
David Dodd is a seasoned international thought leader in sustainable development, disaster recovery and resilience. After starting his career in commercial banking and joining noted consultant Ed Morrison to form Morrison/Dodd Group, he founded DADCO Consulting in 2000. In 2017, David founded the International Sustainable Resilience Center, a Specialist Center of Excellence based in New Orleans, LA, affiliated with the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe’s Internal PPP Centre of Excellence During his consulting career. David worked in forty-seven states and on four continents. He served as Dean of the University of Oklahoma Economic Development Institute, or EDI as it is widely known, and as Director of International Development, took EDI to Mexico where he launched a national economic development education program. During this time, David was thrust into disaster recovery through Hurricane Katrina a record-breaking cyclone that devastated the U.S. state of Louisiana. Since, David has assisted in recovery from disasters throughout the U.S., including the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill, Superstorm Sandy, Tornadoes in Arkansas and Oklahoma, Flooding in Louisiana, and is currently engaged in recovery from Hurricanes Irma and Maria in Puerto Rico. He has also consulted for recovery efforts in Mexico, Australia, and Japan. ISRC has two major functions—facilitating PPP projects for sustainably resilient infrastructure and integrating sustainable resilience into PPP infrastructure projects worldwide. David is currently Chair of the Specialist Centers, leading seven other sector-based Specialist Centers, based in Europe and Asia, for the UN Economic Commission for Europe’s International PPP Center of Excellence, based in Geneva. David was also Founding Chairman of the Resilience Development Institute at the University of Oklahoma. David is a graduate of Louisiana Tech University and the Graduate School of Banking at Louisiana State University. David is a Certified Economic Developer and Fellow Member of the International Economic Development Council. David lives in the city of New Orleans, in the U.S. state of Louisiana.
Cesar MarollaHarvard University
Cesar Marolla is a sustainability and environmental management leader, researcher, author, and lecturer. Throughout his career he has brought strategy concepts to bear on many of the most challenging problems facing corporations and societies, including working with global organizations, such as Deutsche Telekom and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) as well as volunteering with the U.S. Department of Defense. He has traveled extensively and worked in sustainability, climate change, and risk management, business marketing strategies, and corporate responsibility in Europe, South America, Middle East, Northeast Africa, and the United States. Marolla has assembled sustainability assessments and best practices for Fortune 500 corporations and participated in climate talks with international organizations dedicated to communicating how the information and communication technology (ICT) industries can address and provide solutions for environmental issues. He has interviewed, researched, and collaborated with world-renowned leaders from the World Health Organization (WHO), Deutsche Telekom, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), United Nations, World Bank, Columbia University, and Harvard University in addition to city mayors in issues such as climate change adaptation and mitigation strategies, environmental management, risk management, and public health risks. Cesar is the recipient of the 2013 Harvard University Derek Bok Civic Prize Award that recognizes creative initiatives in community service and long-standing records of civic achievement. He also received a Certificate of Appreciation from the Pentagon for his volunteerism supporting US troops in the Middle East and Northeast Africa under the umbrella of the Global War on Terror (GWOT). Moreover, he received a “Military Coin,” which is given as a token of affiliation, support, patronage, respect, honor, and gratitude, and presented by the Camp Victory Commander in Kuwait, Lieutenant Colonel Lawrence J. Smith. Cesar earned a bachelor of science from Columbia College and a master’s degree in sustainability and environmental management from Harvard University. He is also a graduate of the Executive Program in Sustainability Leadership at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health— The Center for Health and the Global Environment and a member of the Harvard Advisory Council for the Sustainability Curriculum . He is currently presenting his new book “Climate Health Risks in Megacities: Sustainable Management and Strategic Planning” published by Taylor and Francis Group.
Marina FrontasyevaFrank Laboratory of Neutron Physics
Frank Laboratory of Neutron Physics
Marina FRONTASYEVA, Professor, PhD in Physics and Mathematical Sciences, Director Advisor in Applied Research and Innovations of FLNP JINR is a graduate of the Department of Theoretical and Experimental Nuclear Physics, Physical faculty, Saratov State University, Russian Federation. Since 1977 she has been working in the Frank Laboratory of Neutron Physics in the field of instrumental neutron activation analysis at radioanalytical complex REGATA at the reactor IBR-2 designed for studies in the Life Sciences and Material Science. In 1997 she was elected to the International Committee on Activation Analysis (ICAA) Since 1997 till 2019 she was the Head of the Department of NAA and Applied Research at FLNP JINR combining her activities with lecturing on nuclear methods for studying the environment at the Department of Chemistry of the International University of Nature, Society and Man of Dubna. She is leader of numerous international projects co-ordinated by the IAEA, Vienna, and by the European Union Frame programmes. Since 2014 she is a Coordinator of the UNECE ICP Vegetation (moss surveys) M.V. FRONTASYEVA is the author and co-author of more than 450 scientific publications in refereed journals, of 25 books and two patents of the Russian Federation.
Marija MaksinInstitute of Architecture, Urban & Spatial Planning of Serbia
Institute of Architecture, Urban & Spatial Planning of Serbia
Маrija Maksin was born in Belgrade, in 1954. After the Mathematical High School in Bel-grade and the completion of a John Marshall high school in the Indianapolis, United States (with the Honor of Society), she graduated from the Faculty of Architecture, University of Belgrade, received her master’s and doctoral degrees at the Faculty of Geography, University of Belgrade, and acquired the academic title of Doctor of Science in Spatial Planning. From 1978 to 1984, she worked as an architect in the designing office of the Napred Construction Company. From 1984 to 1991, she worked on the development programmes for the regions in Serbia struck by an earthquake and flooding. From 1991 to 2000, as an advisor to the Minister of Construction, she initiated, coordinated and monitored the preparation and implementation of spatial plans. From 2000 to 2004, as a assistant professor, she taught Town and Spatial Planning at the Department for Landscape Architecture of the Faculty of Forestry, University of Belgrade. From 2001, as a visiting lecturer, she taught Space Organization in Tourism (spatial planning module) at the Department for Tourism and Hotel Management of the Faculty of Economics, University of Belgrade both at graduate and postgraduate level. She joined the Faculty for Tourism and Hotel Management, Singidunum University, where, at the end of 2005 as the associate professor, and since September 2010 as full time professor, leactured two subjects: Tourism and Space, Management of Natural and Cultural Resources in Tourism at the graduate level, as well as Sustainable Development of Tourist Destinations at postgraduate level. Since October 2013 she is the Research Counsellor and Leading Spatial Planner at the Institute of Architecture and Urban & Spatial Planning of Serbia (IAUS). In 2000, the Faculty of Geography, University of Belgrade, published the monograph Space Protection and Reservation – Normative Regularity and Practice, which was used as a text-book for undergraduate and postgraduate students at the mentioned faculties. At the begin-ning of 2005, the Faculty of Economics, University of Belgrade, published the textbook Intro-duction to the Geography of Tourism with the Basics of Spatial Planning (coauthor). At the beginning of 2007, the Faculty for Tourism and Hotel Management, Singidunum University, has published the texbook Tourism and Space, and at the end of 2009 the new textbook Management of Natural and Cultural Resources in Tourism. The monograph Sustainable Tourism Development in European Union and Serbia was published by Institute of Architecture and Urban and Spatial Planning of Serbia, and since than used as a textbook for postgradutae students at the Faculty of Geography, University of Belgrade and Singidunum University. Professor Marija Maksin has published more than 140 scientific and professional papers in domestic and international journals, monographs and proceedings. She has participated in over 70 scientific researches, spatial plans, as well as spatial planning studies and programs as an author, consultant and planning or project manager. The most significant research pro-jects, entrusted to the Institute of Architecture and Urban and Spatial Planning of Serbia by the Republican Ministry of Science, in which she has participated as a subproject manager, are “Development, Spatial Planning and Use of the Main Infrastructure Corridors in Serbia” (2002-2004), “Sustainable Spatial Development of Towns in Serbia” (2005-2006), “Towards Sustainable Spatial Development of Serbia” (2008-2011), “The role and implementation of the national spatial plan and regional development documents in renewal of strategic research, thinking and governance in Serbia” (2011-2017) and “Sustainable spatial development of Danube corridor in Serbia” (2011-2017). She is a member of expert team at INTERREG DTP projects: Strengthening Capacities to Enhance Territorial Attractiveness (ATTRACTIVE DANUBE, 2017-2019); and Restoring and managing ecological corridors in mountains as the green infrastructure in the Danube Region (Con-nectGREEN, 2018-2021). The most significant spatial plan in whose preparation she has participated is the Spatial Plan of the Republic of Serbia (1990-1996, 2009-2010, 2019-2020). As a licensed spatial planner and licensed urban planner, she has been project manager or member of the management team for the preparation of spatial plans of special-purpose areas (the watersheds of the Bogovina, Rzav, Stuborovni and Uvac impounding reservoirs, trans-European transport corridors “VII“ and “X“ – the sections Belgrade-Niš and Niš-border with the FYR Macedonia, highway corridors Nis-Merdare and Belgrade-Montenegro border, Kopaonik National Park, Djerdap National Park, Zlatibor Nature Park and Stara Planina Nature Park), regional spatial plans (for South Pomoravlje, Timok Region, Zlatibor-Moravica Region and Kolubara-Macva Region), spatial plans for the municipalities of Valjevo, Novi Pazar, Tutin, Sjenica, Aranđelovac, Knjazevac and Bor, Master plan of Bor town and Regulatory plan of Gocmanci tourist resort (Kopaonik mountain). She was the manager of the expert team for the preparation of Serbian Sustainable Urban Development Strategy until 2030 (2019). She has been a member of an expert teams for several strategies (e.g. Strategy for Tourism Development of Belgrade, 2008), and master plans in tourism (e.g. Master Plan for Sustainable Rural Tourism Development in Serbia, 2010-2011). Professor Marija Maksin is a member of AESOP (Association of European Schools of Planning, individual memebership), ISOCARP (International Society of City and Regional Planners), Serbian Chamber of Engineers, etc. She has been the President of the IAUS's Scientific Council since 2015. She has been the Vice Predisent of the International Research Academy of Science and Art – IRASA (seated in Belgrade, Serbia) since 2018.
Elizabeth MonoianFounding Director
Land Art Generator
Land Art Generator
Elizabeth Monoian is leading the global conversation on culture and aesthetics of the energy transition. She is the founding co-director of the Land Art Generator, an organization that is developing global partnerships between private and public entities around interdisciplinary projects that address issues of climate and sustainability through the lens of creativity. She works closely with cities, universities, corporations, arts organizations, and community groups to design customized approaches to renewable energy installations. Elizabeth has published, exhibited, and presented globally on the aesthetics of renewable energy and the role of art in providing solutions to climate change. Under her leadership, Land Art Generator has received multiple National Endowment for the Arts grants and has been awarded the J.M.K. Innovation Prize, a program of the J.M. Kaplan Fund. Her publications include Regenerative Infrastructures (Prestel Publishing), The Time is Now: Public Art of the Sustainable City (Page One Publishing), New Energies (Prestel Publishing), Powering Places: LAGI Santa Monica, (Prestel Publishing), Energy Overlays (Hirmer Publishing), Return to the Source (Prestel Publishing), and A Field Guide to Renewable Energy Technologies. Elizabeth holds an MFA from Carnegie Mellon University.
Sergey SuchkovSechenov University
Sergey Suchkov was born in the City of Astrakhan, Russia, in a family of dynasty medical doctors. In 1980, graduated from Astrakhan State Medical University and was awarded with MD. In 1985, maintained his PhD as a PhD student of the I.M. Sechenov Moscow Medical Academy and Institute of Medical Enzymology, USSR Academy of Medical Sciences, Moscow, Russia. In 2001, finished the PostDoc Research Fellowship Program and maintained his Doctor Degree at the National Institute of Immunology, Russia. From 1985 through 1987, worked at Inst of Med Enzymology, USSR Academy of Medical Sciences. From 1987 through 1989, was a senior Researcher, Koltzov Inst of Developmental Biology, USSR Academy of Sciences. From 1989 through 1995, was being a Head of the Lab of Clinical Immunology and Immunobiotechnology, Helmholtz Eye Research Inst in Moscow. From 1995 through 2004, was being a Chairman of the Dept for Clinical Immunology, Moscow Clinical Research Institute (MONIKI) and the Immunologist-in-Chief of the Moscow Regional Ministry of Health. In 1993-1996, was an Executice Secretary-in-Chief of the Editorial Board, Biomedical Science, an international journal published jointly by the USSR Academy of Sciences and the Royal Society of Chemistry, UK. Dr Suchkov is a Co-Supervisor over the Russian-American Agreement on scientific and clinical collaboration in the field of ocular immunology between Russian Academy of Sciences and National Institutes of Health (NIH); in 1991-1995 – a member of The Reciprocal Exchange Fellowship Program between Russian Immunological Society and British Society for Immunology.
Quamrul Chowdhury has served as a Lead Climate and Sustainable Development Negotiator of the 48 Least Developed Countries (LDCs) at UN and UNFCCC fpr many moons. He has also served as Chair of UN Kyoto Protocol Joint Implementation Committee and member of UN Climate Adaptation Committee as a nominee of the developing countries. A guru of environmental and sustainable development movement in Asia-Pacific region, Chowdhury is a lead author of Bangladesh National Environment Management Action Plan (NEMAP), 1995, Bangladesh National Adaptation Programme of Action (NAPA), 2005 & Updated in 2008, Bangladesh Climate Change Strategy and Action Plan (BCCSAP), 2008 & 2009, Bangladesh Roadmap to National Adaptation Plan (NAP), 2015. He also edited Bangladesh State of Environment Report, 1998, 1999, 2000 & 2001, State of World Water 2000, 2001 & 2003, Air Pollution in Asian Cities, 1999, State of Commonwealth Environment, 2001, State of Chittagong Hill Tracts Environment, Bangladesh Paribesh Chitra 2000 & 2001, Bangladesh State of Arsenic 2000 & 2001, Bangladesh Arsenic Chitra 2000 & 2001, State of The Sunderbans, 2000, Bangladesh State of Biodiversity, 2000. As a professional economist, Chowdhury is a Life Member of Bangladesh Economic Association & President of Bangladesh Green Accounting Association.
Fernando Aragón-DurandThe College of Mexico
The College of Mexico
Dr. Fernando Aragón-Durand International policy consultant, researcher, project evaluator and adviser to policymakers and politicians on sustainable urbanization, climate change adaptation, disaster risk management, vulnerability and policy for Mexico, the Caribbean, Central and South America with 19 years´ experience partnering with national and regional institutions, organizations and think-tanks. Lead Author of the "Special Report on Global Warming 1.5C" for Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC, 2018) and Lead Author of the 5th Assessment Report (5AR) (IPCC, 2014) chapter 8 Urban Areas, Working Group II: Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability. Fellow of the Leadership for Environment and Development Program. Author of more than thirty policy reports, book chapters and scientific papers on risk, climate change adaptation, policy, urban development and environmental education. PhD in Urban Development Planning at Development Planning Unit/University College London. Extensive teaching experience of more than 25 years at undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate level on climate change and environmental history, urban environment, disaster risk management, sustainable development and political ecology.
Dr Shashi KSAGE Sustainability
Dr Shashi K
CEO, SAGE Sustainability and Co-founder EASEREGTECH LLP Dr Shashi Kad is an entrepreneur working in enabling action on Sustainability. She is founder and CEO of SAGE Sustainability, a leading sustainability and gender advisory & consulting firm. SAGE Sustainability is a certified B Corp and is focused on creating impact through enabling corporates move towards measuring, monitoring, changing and disclosing social and environmental issues. EASEREGTECH LLP is recently incorporated to leverage technology for implementing regulatory norms in social and environmental area. Dr Kad is a doctorate in Earth Sciences and recipient of the prestigious “Young Scientist Award” in 2004. She is an alumna of Oxford University’s Environmental Change Institute. She has been awarded “The most influential sustainability leaders of India” by CSR World Foundation in 2019. She is practitioner faculty for Sustainability and HRM at IMT, Hyderabad and is an invited as a speaker at various forums and conferences. Her understanding of Sustainability comes from her work experience that spans nearly two decades with diverse organizations and geographies which include international research organizations, donor organizations, government, non-governmental, consulting and corporates. She has a deep understanding of issues in manufacturing, construction and start up organizations. She enjoys providing bespoke services to the clients and help them deliver their business goals while not losing the sight of long-term sustainability and current regulatory requirements. She has authored and co-authored publications for journals as well as Sustainability reports.
Julianne Alvim Milward de AzevedoUniversity of Rio de Janeiro
Julianne Alvim Milward de Azevedo
University of Rio de Janeiro
PhD in Economics from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (2008). Master in Public Administration from the Brazilian School of Public and Business Administration / Fundação Getúlio Vargas (2003). Graduated in Architecture and Urbanism from Universidade Federal Fluminense (1998) and in Business Administration from Universidade Santa Úrsula (2006). Associate Professor at the Federal Rural University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRRJ). Coordinator of the Center for Studies on Work, Policies and Development (NETPD / UFRRJ), in which the Graduate Program for Environmental Management Bachelor's Degree stands out, with its Portal and extension activities developed. Coordinator of the Center for Studies in Management of Conservation Units (NEGUC / UFRRJ), with emphasis on the development of research regarding the creation, consolidation and management of protected areas in the state of Rio de Janeiro. Develops studies in the areas of Economy and Public Administration, especially in Government Policy and Planning, regarding territorial ordering, with a view to environmental, urban, economic, social, political and cultural issues. It carries out activities in social and environmental entrepreneurship
Katarina HazuchovaIndependent Environmental Analyst
Independent Environmental Analyst
Katarína Hazuchová is an Independent Environmental Analyst, Publisher, an Adjunct researcher GPoT Center, Lecturer and Research Associate of the State Institute of Vocational Education and Training in Slovakia, presenter for Climate Reality Leadership Corps. She is a regular speaker and moderator at the International Economic Forum and Congress in Poland, TechSummit, CleanTech and Urban Summit in Slovakia. She is also a member of the Women Leadership V4+ Group. She completed a Master in Environmental Sciences at the Comenius University in Bratislava. She is Alumni of the Asen Institut CE, International Academy for Leadership (IAF Germany) and Climate Reality Leadership Corps (Al Gore). Among other she held positions at the Ministry of Environment or Water Research Institution in Slovakia. She also worked for multinational companies such as IBM or has experiences as an intern at the Diplomatic Corps.
Marie-Anne JAILLOTHeart n Design and The Blue Impact
Heart n Design and The Blue Impact
Marie-Anne JAILLOT is a french entrepreneur with 13 years experience in management, responsible finance and sustainable development. Through Heart n Design and The Blue Impact, the goal is to support the positive impact, by helping sustainable companies and promoting actions around the World.
Octavian DuliuUniversity of Bucharest
University of Bucharest
Octavian G Duliu currently works at the Department of Strucure of Matter, Earth and Atmospheric Physics, and Astrophysics, University of Bucharest. In Joint Institute for Nuclear Research he is Invited Researcher in subjects related to Instrumental Neutron Activation Analysis, micro-CT rock texture analysis, Sediments and soils geochemistry, Statistic data analysis. In University of Bucharest He is in Department of Structure of Matter, Earth and Atmospheric Physics, and Astrophysics as a Full time Professor Ph.D. adviser. In October 2004 - September 2011 his field of study was Geochemistry, Sedimentology. From September 1970 - October 1973 his field of study was Electron Paramagnetic Resonance in National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Institute of Semiconductors. From October 1964 - June 1969 his field of study was Nuclear Physics in University of Bucharest.
Jure ČušMinistry of Agriculture, Forestry and Food
Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Food
Jure Čuš is a Senior policy officer at the Ministry of agriculture, forestry and food and a Researcher at the Institute for Biology, Ecology and Nature Conservation. He is dealing with the new green architecture of the Common agricultural policy after 2020 legislative proposals and trying to figure out the relation between the enhanced Conditionality, Eco-schemes and Agri-environment Climate measures, evaluating the effectiveness of the measures of the Rural Development Programme for the period 2014–2020, analysing the impact of Common Agricultural Policy on the environment, especially species rich grasslands, habitat types and species; checking the achievement of nature protection objectives and checking the achievement and the realization of the objectives of the Birds Directive and the Directive on the Conservation of Natural Habitats and of Wild Fauna and Flora. He is working closely together with the European Commission, European Parliament and the European Environmental Agency. He is actively involved in the monitoring of the progress and achievement of the Aichi biodiversity targets from the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and the Sustainable development goals.