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Professor Cecilia Tortajada

Professor in Practice – Environment Innovation
University of Glasgow

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Dr. Cecilia Tortajada is Professor in Practice, School of Interdisciplinary Studies, University of Glasgow, UK; and Adjunct Senior Research Fellow, Institute of Water Policy, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore. The main focus of her work is on impacts of global events on water resources, food, environment and societies.

She has been advisor to major international institutions like FAO, UNDP, JICA, ADB, OECD, IDRC and GIZ, and has worked in countries in Africa, Asia, North and South America and Europe on water and natural resources and environment-related policies. She is a member of the OECD Initiative on Water Governance.

She has published more than 80 papers in refereed international journals, more than 40 book chapters, and edited more than 50 book volumes. She has written more than 200 opinion pieces in academic, news and popular outlets. Her work has been translated into Arabic, Chinese, Farsi, French, German, Hindi, Japanese and Spanish languages.

She is Past President and Honorary member of the International Water Resources Association. Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Water Resources Development, Associate Editor of Water International, member of the Editorial Boards of International Journal of Water Governance; Urban, Planning and Transport Research Journal; IWRA (India) Journal; and Journal of Natural Resources Policy Research. She is also Editor of book series on Water Resources Development and Management of Springer; Editor of Springer Briefs on Case Studies on Sustainable Development and on Water Science and Technology; and member of series Advisory Board of Springer Briefs in Earth Sciences, Geography & Earth System Sciences.