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Blanca Jimenez-Cisneros

She holds a degree in Environmental Engineering, (1980), a Masters degree (1982) in Environmental Engineering and a PhD (1985) in Water and Wastewater Treatment. With 31 years of professional experience, some of the positions she has occupied include engineer at Lyonnaise des Eaux, Paris (1985); deputy coordinator of the Water Quality Department (1991-1992) and coordinator of the Human Resources Development Department of the Water Sector at the Mexican Institute of Water Technology (IMTA); coordinator of the Environmental Engineering Department at UNAM (1988-1989); Deputy Director of the Hydraulics and Environmental Department at UNAM (1991-2001), leader of project at the University of Pretoria in South Africa (2005). From 2009 to September 2012, she was a Professor and Head of the Treatment and Reuse Group at UNAM.

She is currently the Director of the Division of Water Sciences at UNESCO and Secretary of the International Hydrological Programme. She was the co-coordinator of leading authors for the freshwater resources chapter under the adaptation group of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) for AR5. Dr Jiménez has authored more than 460 publications (books and book chapters, papers in journals, norms, standards and patents). Her fields of expertise include: water and wastewater treatment and reuse technologies and urban water, Dr Jiménez is the recipient of several prestigious honours and awards.

Kyoung Jae Lim

Professor of the Department of Agricultural Engineering, Kangwon National University in Korea.

Vice President of Korean Society of Agricultural Engineers from 2018 - 2019

Anja Linstädter

Anja Linstädter is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Cologne and head of the Range Ecology and Management Group. Her research focuses on global change impacts on managed terrestrial ecosystems. She is particularly interested in the interactive effects of global change agents - such as grazing and drought - on the functioning of African drylands, and in consequences for ecosystem service delivery. Ultimately, her research aims at designing ecosystem-based management strategies.

Kevin Mueller

I'm an assistant professor at Cleveland State University. My primary area of research is the ecology and biogeochemistry of temperate forests and grasslands, with an emphasis on plant-environment interactions. For example, I've studied the impacts of climate change, land management, and diversity loss on ecosystem functions of North American grasslands. I frequently use measures of plant functional traits or stable isotope ratios to better understand a variety of ecological concepts and biogeochemical processes, including how plants respond to the environment and interact with cycles of water, nutrients, and carbon.

Graciela B Raga

Undergraduate degree in Meteorology from University of Buenos Aires in 1983 and PhD in Atmospheric Sciences from the University of Washington in 1989. After postdoctoral positions in Canada and UK, joined UNAM in 1995. Her initial research interests in cloud microphysics and aerosol-cloud interactions shifted to urban air quality after moving to Mexico City, organizing a first field campaign in 1997 focused on particle composition including black carbon, potentially affecting regional climate and cloud droplet activation and precipitation development. She is author of 85 peer-reviewed publications and has supervised 5 PhD, 10 Masters and 2 undergraduate students, and 9 postdoctoral associates.

Member of scientific advisory panels of the International Commission on Clouds and Precipitation, International Global Atmospheric Chemistry Programme, World Climate Research Programme, Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC), Mexican Academy of Sciences and is a Senior Associate of the International Centre for Theoretical Physics. Member of the Editorial Board of Atmosfera since 2008, serving as Editor in Chief from 2010 to 2012.

Lead Author of the Fourth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), contributing to Chapter 2, Technical Summary and Summary for Policymakers. In 2007, the IPCC was awarded a joint Nobel Peace Prize. Co-chair of the Regional Assessment of Short Lived Climate Pollutants for Latin America and Caribbean.

Helen M Roe

Dr Helen Roe is a Reader in Physical Geography in the School of Natural and Built Environment, Queen's University Belfast. She received her PhD (Quaternary palaeoecology) from the University of Cambridge.

Her research interests centre around the reconstruction of late Quaternary environmental change in wetlands and coastal environments.   Major research foci include (i) applications of benthic protozoans (e.g. testate amoebae and foraminifera) and diatoms in biomonitoring and restoration; (ii) the use of palaeoecological, palaeolimnological and geochemical approaches for understanding long-term climate and sea-level change; iii) use of quantitative, multi-proxy techniques to aid palaeoenvironmental reconstruction.  

She is an Adjunct Research Professor, Department of Earth Sciences, Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada and a Co-Director of the Queen's University Centre of Canadian Studies.

Salvador Sánchez-Carrillo

Senior Researcher at the National Museum of Natural Sciences in the Spanish Council for Scientific Research (CSIC) from 2010. His research interest is on aquatic biogeochemistry, focusing on studying how global change alters ecosystems functioning at different scales. Particularly he is interested on quantifying biogeochemical processes that transform C, N and P, mainly on aquatic ecosystems subject to severe environmental stress. He previously was Researcher at the Insitute of Natural Resources (CSIC) from 2007 to 2010 and Professor at the Instituto Tecnológico de Sonora (Mexico) from 2001 to 2007. He was a fellow of the Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation and the Education Department of Madrid Region. He obtained his in Geosciencies at the Authonomous University of Madrid (UAM) in 2000.

Timothy D Scheibe

Laboratory Fellow at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), and Lead Scientist at the Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory (EMSL), a scientific user facility located at PNNL. Research interests emphasize coupled hydrologic and biogeochemical processes as they control water quality, ecosystem health, and contaminant transport and fate. Collaborates with multidisciplinary teams to perform integrated computational and experimental research across a wide range of physical scales from molecules and cells to aquifers and watersheds. Was selected by the National Ground Water Association to serve as the 2010 Henry Darcy Distinguished Lecturer, in which role he presented 65 invited lectures across North America and Europe.

Juliana Schietti

I am a plant ecologist and my interests include forest structure and dynamics, species diversity, plant traits and relationships with environmental gradients. I am currently an associate researcher at the National Institute for Amazonia Research (INPA) in Manaus, Brazil.

Jonathan O Sharp

Jonathan (Josh) Sharp is an Associate Professor of Environmental Engineering at Colorado School of Mines. Dr. Sharp’s research focuses on the ramifications of biological processes as they relate to water quality with an approach that integrates facets of microbiology, engineering, biogeochemistry and hydrology to enhance our understanding of the natural and built environment. Professor Sharp obtained his PhD from UC Berkeley in Civil and Environmental Engineering and conducted postdoctoral studies at EPFL, Switzerland before joining Mines.

Cindy J Smith

Professor of Environmental Microbiology, Infrastructure and Environment, University of Glasgow. Royal Academy of Engineering-Scottish Water Research Chair Fellow on Biofiltration by Biological Design 2018-2023. 2012-2017 Science Foundation Ireland Starting Investigator and Lecturer National University of Ireland, Galway. 2010-2011 University Fellow, National University of Ireland, Galway. 2003-2010 postdoctoral researcher and research co-investigator at the University of Essex and then the University of Sheffield (Molecular ecology of the nitrogen cycle in temperate and tropical estuaries). PhD in Environmental Microbiology and a BSc Environmental Biology, University College Dublin, Ireland.