Thu UNU-LRT programme is governed by a Board of five members that are representative of the United Nations University (UNU), the Soil Conservation Service of Iceland (SCSI), the Agricultural University of Iceland (AUI), the Icelandic Forest Service (IFS) and an expert nominated by the Ministry for Foreign Affairs (MFA). The Board meets at least tree time per year.
Director of UNU-INWEH
Bio and education
Zafar Adeel is the Director of UNU-INWEH. He also served as the Chair of UN-Water from January 2010 to February 2012, a group that coordinates water-related work in 30 United Nations organizations and a number of international water organizations. Presently, he co-chairs a UN-Water Task Force on Water Security.
He has served with UNU since 1998 and holds a Master’s Degree from Iowa State University (1992) and a Ph.D. from Carnegie Mellon University (1995). He served as a Senior Engineer at GeoTrans Inc. (USA) for a number of years before joining UNU. He has experience in a range of water and environmental issues, including monitoring and control of water pollution, water management in dry areas, solutions to industrial environmental problems, modelling of environmental systems, and environmental policy formulation.