10 Nov Keynote Speaker: Dr William Young, Lead Water Resource Management Specialist, Global Water Practice, World Bank
William Young is a Lead Water Resources Management Specialist with the World Bank, currently based in Almaty, Kazakhstan. He is program manager for the Central Asia Water and Energy Program – a multi-donor trust fund supporting regional cooperation for improved water and energy security in Central Asia. He also oversees the Bank’s program of analytical work on water security around the world, and is involved in water reform and irrigation projects in Central Asia. He previously led the Bank’s South Asia Water Initiative, focused on transboundary cooperation in the major river basins of South Asia. Prior to joining the Bank in 2013, he was Director of the CSIRO Water Flagship in Australia. He is an Adjunct Professor at the Australian Rivers Institute as Griffith University in Australia, a member of the International Advisory Committee for the Global Water Institute at the University of New South Wales in Australia, and a member of the Steering Committee for the World Water Data Initiative led by WMO, that was established by the UN High-Level Panel on Water.
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