Speakers

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Giuseppe Arduino, Ecohydrology, Water Quality and Water Education Section, Division of Water Sciences, UNESCO International Hydrological Programme, France

Giuseppe Arduino works for UNESCO in Paris as Chief of the Ecohydrology, Water Quality and Water Education Section in the Division of Water Sciences, UNESCO International Hydrological Programme, since 2013. Before that he spent 12 years in the UNESCO Regional Bureau for Sciences in Jakarta Indonesia where he was responsible for programmes and projects within

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Prof. Luis Chícharo, Professor of Ecohydrology at University of Algarve

Luis Chícharo is Professor of Ecohydrology at University of Algarve, Coordinator of the UNESCO Chair in Ecohydrology: water for ecosystems and societies at the University of Algarve, Director of the International Master Course in Ecohydrology, and Director of the International Centre for Coastal Ecohydrology under the auspices of UNESCO. He is author of 82 scientific

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Dr. Stefano Fazi, Water Research Institute, National Research Council of Italy (IRSA-CNR), Italy

Stefano has a University Degree in Biology (University of Roma La Sapienza, Italy) and a Doctorate in Aquatic Ecology (University of Parma, Italy). At the University of Roma he lectured (Ecology and Applied Ecology) and held a temporary position as assistant researcher. Afterward, Stefano worked for almost five years at the UNESCO Regional Office for

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Dr Pascal Breil, National Research Institute of science and Technology for Environment and Agriculture, Irstea, France

Dr Pascal Breil carries out research since 1990 at IRSTEA, a French public research Institute devoted to Environmental Sciences and associated Technological developments. He got a PhD in civil engineering with a main competence in hydrological modeling. His research has focused on urban development consequences on flood risk and aquatic ecosystem functioning. He is now

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Prof. Michael E. McClain, Professor of Ecohydrology, UNESCO-IHE, The Netherlands

Prof. McClain is Chair Professor of Ecohydrology and Head of the Hydrology and Water Resources Chair Group at UNESCO-IHE in The Netherlands. His interests lie broadly in hydrology and the science and practice of ecohydrology to support integrated water resources management (IWRM) and sustainable development. His research focuses on catchment hydrology and water quality, flow-ecology relationships, environmental flows, and

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Prof. Eric Wolanski, TropWATER and College of Marine and Environmental Sciences, James Cook University, Australia

Professor Eric Wolanski is an estuarine/coastal oceanographer and an ecohydrologist at James Cook University, Australia, and a Visiting Professor of the Chinese Academy of Sciences. His research focuses on the interaction between physical and biological processes determining ecosystem health in estuaries, coastal wetlands, and coral reefs, and on the ecohydrology of African savannah ecosystems. He

Prof. Maciej Zalewski

Prof. Maciej Zalewski, European Regional Centre for Ecohydrology of the Polish Academy of Sciences and Department of Applied Ecology, University of Łódź, Poland

Maciej Zalewski is a Professor of Applied Ecology at Lodz University, Director of the UNESCO European Regional Centre for Ecohydrology of the Polish Academy of Sciences, and founder of the ecohydrology concept under the framework of the UNESCO-IHP program. Professor Zalewski’s research interests evolved from fish bioenergetics towards river ecosystems ecology, to which he proposed