Staff


David Groenfeldt
: an anthropologist, David received his PhD in 1984 from the University of Arizona, based on field research on irrigation development in India. Most of his career has focused on international water issues, including five years with the International Water Management Institute in Sri Lanka and 13 years in Washington, DC working with consulting firms, and the World Bank, on water and natural resources policies in developing countries. Since 2002, David has focused on environmental and cultural aspects of water policies. He helped establish the Indigenous Water Initiative to coordinate inputs from Indigenous Peoples in the World Water Fora in Kyoto (2003) and Mexico City (2006).  He was director of the Santa Fe Watershed Association, in Santa Fe, New Mexico (USA) from 2006 to 2009.  He established the Water-Culture Institute in 2009 to promote the integration of Indigenous and traditional cultural values into water policies and management.  In addition to direDavid is also Adjunct Associate Professor of Anthropology at the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque.  David lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA.
DGroenfeldt [at] waterculture.org

 

Lucy Rodina, Outreach Coordinator
Lyudmila (Lucy) Rodina is a PhD Candidate at the Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability (IRES). Lucy is passionate about all things water. Her research focuses on resilience and equity in urban water governance. Lucy has a Master’s degree from IRES with Dr. Leila Harris, working on water governance and the human right to water in South Africa. Before starting her Masters, Lucy was involved in a water development project in Nepal in 2010,  working with a local village development committee in Lahachawk, Nepal, in building irrigation canals and shaping strategies for future water development projects. Currently, Lucy is a member of the EDGES research collaborative and UBC’s Program on Water Governance. Lucy is also co-chairing Future Water’s Water Ethics Working Group. Learn more about her work on her website www.lucyrodina.com

 

Romuald Bolliger, Outreach Specialist
Rom is a young professional in water resources management (MA, MSc), with previous experience ininternational trade and diplomacy.   A native of Switzerland, Rom currently resides in Cairo, Egypt where he consults on development projects in rural (low-cost sanitation services) and urban areas (water sector reform) within the Middle East / North African region.   Rom considers H2O from an integrated perspective and is especially interested in the environment-religion-technology nexus.  He also likes to get wet by swimming and sailing!  Rom’s role within the Water Ethics Network is to raise awareness about the ethical dimensions of water policy decisions, and develop links with interested water professionals in the region.

 

Lindsey Cline, Communications Specialist 
Lindsey is a marketing and communications professional with experience working with non-profits and small businesses. She graduated from Sweet Briar College with a B.A. in Environmental Studies. Following graduation, she worked as a community organizer and with Virginia Soil and Water Conservation Districts to implement water enhancement programs. Lindsey has led marketing efforts for The Chronicle of the Horse, the Virginia Horse Center, the Choose Clean Water Coalition, and various small businesses. Lindsey manages the WEN website and helps with social media efforts.LindseySueCline[at]gmail.com

 

Luzma Fabiola Nava, WEN Fellow

Luzma Fabiola Nava is a research scholar at the International Institute of Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) where she works on water governance issues. She holds a Phd in International Studies from the Institut Québécois des Hautes Études Internationales (HEI) at Laval University, Canada. Her dissertation research focuses on Governance and Sustainable Development of the Rio Grande Watershed.  Luzma is also a researcher at the Water International Research Observatory (ORIE) and at the Peace and Security Program (PSI) from the same University.  Luzma’s professional interests are in water governance, common heritage and sustainable development of water resources and the sustainable management of transboundary waters within North America. As a Water Ethics Network Fellow, Luzma monitors water ethics issues in her native Mexico, as well in Quebec.