Summit Scientific Committee

The Summit Scientific Committee members review all abstracts and make the final selection of projects that are to be presented at the Summit on Leaving No One Behind based on agreed criteria. The members also serve as judges on the day of the Summit to choose the winning projects.

The Committee is comprised of experts in human rights to water and sanitation, water governance and water technologies. 


Michael Jarraud

Former Secretary General WMO, Water Resources/Climate Change


Annemiek Jenniskens

Executive Director of Women for Water Partnership

Bacre Ndiaye

WaterLex Board, Former Director OHCHR, Human Rights

Celia Bedoya

IADB, Water and Sanitation expert

Dirk Hanschel

WaterLex Board, Chair of WaterLex Scientific Committee, Professor of International/Environmental Law

Dominque Berod

Chief, Basic Systems in Hydrology Division, WMO Climate and Water Department 

Eibe Reidel

WaterLex Board, Professor International Human Rights Law

Guillermo Donoso

IWRA Board Member, Professor Water Law and Economics

Maria Querol

WaterLex Scientific Committee, International/Water Law

Murray Burt

UNHCR, Refugees

Phillippe Cullet

WaterLex Scientific Committee, SOAS, International/environmental law

Rio Hada

OHCHR, Human Rights