Dominic Waughray

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Dominic Waughray is Senior Director and Head of Environment and Sustainability Initiatives for the World Economic Forum; responsible for the World Economic Forum’s agenda on environment and sustainability related issues including events (Davos Annual Meeting and regional summits), analysis (reports) and initiatives (multi-stakeholder projects). Focus areas include resource scarcity (water-food-energy linkages); water security; climate change and green investment; sustainable production and consumption. Previously, Managing Partner at Environmental Resources Management, a consultancy (1998-2005) and Senior Scientific Officer at the Natural Environment Research Council Institute of Hydrology, UK civil service (1994-1998).

Other affiliations

  • International Fellow of the International Institute of Environment and Development (IIED)
  • Associate Fellow of the Royal Institute of International Affairs (Chatham House)
  • Trustee of The Climate Group, an international NGO
  • Vice-Chair of the Water Resources Group Executive Committee, an international public-private partnership on water hosted by the World Bank Group (IFC)
  • Member of the UNFCCC Momentum for Change Advisory Panel, an initiative to help the UNFCCC Executive Secretary select and showcase the world’s most promising climate change mitigation and adaptation projects

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Water dripping from leaf

Local no longer: water resources and sustainable development

Water sustainability - both problems and solutions - have generally been seen as local. But when you take a global perspective, you see a new scale of challenge. Dominic Waughrey gives us 10 years to act...

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