Press Release: World Bank Lead Economist to Head Premier Global Research Institute Addressing Water Issues

Dr Claudia W. Sadoff announced as IWMI's next director general.

COLOMBO, SRI LANKA (2 May 2017) – At a time of heightened global concern about scarce and variable water supplies together with worsening water-related hazards, the International Water Management Institute (IWMI) has announced the appointment of Claudia W. Sadoff, by decision of the Institute’s Board of Governors, to serve as its next director general.

Dr. Claudia Sadoff
Dr. Claudia Sadoff

Dr. Sadoff brings to IWMI – the CGIAR Research Center focused mainly on water – three decades of diverse and distinguished experience as a global researcher and development practitioner. She has engaged with development experts and policy makers at the highest levels in dozens of countries, addressing a wide range of water development challenges, including climate adaptation, drought and flood response, and transboundary river basin management.

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