Committee members

Lena Blom - Sustainable Waste and Water, City of Gothenburg (CoG)
Sara Malmroth - Sustainable Waste and Water, City of Gothenburg (CoG)
Ulf Moback - City of Gothenburg (CoG)
Magnus Arnell - Research Institutes of Sweden (RISE)
Per-Arne Malmqvist - Research Institutes of Sweden (RISE)
Helene Sörelius - Research Institutes of Sweden (RISE)
Corinne Trommsdorff - International Water Association (IWA)
Susan Pesce - Swedish Association for Town and Country Planning (FFS)
Bo Aronsson - International Federation for Housing and Planning (IFHP)
Anne Adrup - Swedish Ass. For Water and Wastewater (SWWA)
Barbara Anton - Local Governments for Sustainability (ICLEI)
Slawomir Ledwon - The International Society of City and Regional Planners (ISOCARP)
Anneli Hedström - Luleå Technical University (LTU)
Joaquim Tarraso - Chalmers University of Technonoly (Chalmers)
Helle Søholt - Gehl Architects
Arun Jain - Institut fur Stadt und Regionalplanung, Berlin
Carol Howe - ForEvaSolutions
Rob Skinner - The International Centre of Excellence in Water Resources Management
Jean-Luc Bertrand-Krajewski - Institut National des Sciences Appliquées de Lyon
Xu Wang - Chinese Academy of Sciences


CoG - Sustainable Waste and Water, City of Gothenburg
RISE - Research Institutes of Sweden 
IWA - International Water Association
IFHP - International Federation for Housing and Planning
FFS - Swedish Society for Town and Country Planning


ISOCARP - The International Society of City and Regional Planners
ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability
SWWA - The Swedish Water & Wastewater Association
LTU - Luleå University of Technonoly
Chalmers – Chalmers University of Technonoly

Message from IWA President

“Cities of the Future is one of the leading programmes from the International Water Association to address water challenges in cities. It harnesses the power of our network to foster integrated urban water management and planning to improve water security, climate resilience and the quality of life in our Cities. The newly drafted Principles for Water Wise Cities outline a framework to assist urban leaders and professionals to develop and implement their vision for sustainable urban water and identify actions to increase their cities’ resilience. The Embrace the Water Conference in Gothenburg 2017 is a great opportunity for city planners and water professionals to meet, improve synergies and drive forward effective solutions that leverage the many ways water contributes to making a City an attractive and secure place. Taking place a few months after Habitat III in Quito and COP 22 in Marrakech, the Embrace the Water Conference will be the perfect occasion to see how to implement the principles and vision and push forward actions.  I hope you can join us on our journey to water wise cities and contribute to empowering professionals in their respective cities!”
- Dianne D’Arras, IWA President Elect