Water Ethics Working Group


The Water Ethics Working Group is one of Water Future‘s Core Working Groups, forming part of an international platform for integrated research on the global water system during global change.

Description: The Water Ethics Working group comprises of a wide range of experts in different water related fields spanning 10 countries of North America (Mexico, US, and Canada), Europe (Germany, and Netherlands), Asia (India, China and Japan), Africa (Nigeria) and Australia. Experts in this group have many years of research and engagement with the ethics around water-related issues, ranging from the human right to water, sustainable water management, and social and environmental justice agendas. The members of the Water Ethics Working Group come from a variety of disciplines including geography, philosophy, law, geosciences, engineering, chemical engineering, anthropology, history, and health. This group is co-chaired by Dr David Groenfeldt and Lucy Rodina.

Dr David Groenfeldt – Water-Culture Institute; Adjunct faculty, University of New Mexico, USA

Mr Anthony Akpan – Pan African Vision for the Environment, PAVE, Lagos, Nigeria

Dr Michael Campana – Oregon State University, College of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences

Dr Neelke Doorn – Department of Philosophy, Technical University-Delft, Netherlands

Dr Sue Jackson – Griffith University; Australian Rivers Institute, Australia

Mr K.J. Joy – Forum for Policy Dialogue on Water Conflicts in India; and Fellow, SOPPECOM, Pune, India

Dr Jie Liu – Center for Water Research, Peking University, China

Dr Kenichi Matsui – Faculty of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Tsukuba, Japan

Dr Curt Meine – Center for Humans and Nature, Chicago; and Aldo Leopold Foundation, Baraboo, Wisconsin

Dr Simon Meisch – International Center for Ethics in the Sciences and Humanities, University of Tubingen, Germany

Dr Luzma Fabiola Nava – Guest Research Scholar, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, Laxenburg, Austria

Dr Marie-Hélène Parizeau – Faculty of Philosophy, Laval University, Quebec; President of COMEST/UNESCO

Lucy Rodina – Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability at the University of British Columbia

Léna Salamé – Independent Consultant on Water Law and Diplomacy, Paris

Dr Darlene Sanderson – Thompson Rivers University, School of Nursing, British Columbia, Canada

Dr Jeremy Schmidt – Durham University, Geography, UK

Dr Glenn Schrader – University of Arizona, Dept. of Chemical and Environmental Engineering, USA

Dr Susan Smith – Willamette University, Faculty of Law, Oregon, USA

Dr Rafael Ziegler – Greifswald University, Department of Environmental Ethics, Germany

Dr Xiao Yun Zheng – Yunnan Academy of Social Sciences, China

Dr Aaron Wolf – College of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences, Oregon State University, USA