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The objective of the Theme Coordination Committee is to contribute in the coordination of programmed activities of various nature in the different thematic areas proposed to UNESCO and participate with the Chair-holder in the planning, development, and implementation of such activities.

  Thematic Area

FIU Theme Coordinator

External Theme Coordinator

Education and Capacity Building

Dr. Rita Teutonico  (Associate Dean, CASE)

Dr. Evens Emmanuel, Vice Rector for Research, University of Quisqueya, (Haiti), invited


Dr. Shlomi Dinar  (Associate Professor, SIPA)

Mr. Victor Pochat, Member of the Academy of Environment Sciences and former Deputy Secretary for Water Resources (Argentina)

Water Quality

Dr. Henry Briceno  (Institute of Environment - CASE)

Dr. Rafael Val Segura, Instituto de Tecnologia del Agua and UNESCO Chair  on Water Culture (Mexico)


TBD (invited, GIPP and ARC)

TBD (invited, OAS)

Water Balance and Modelling

Dr. Reinaldo Garcia (Institute of Environment - CASE)

Dr. Alfonso Gutierrez, U. Queretaro – LAC Regional Coordinator of the International Flood Initiative (Mexico)

Sustainable Communities

Dr. Shahin Vassigh (Associate Dean – CARTA)

Dr. Fernando Nardi, Director of the WARREDOC, University for Foreigners of Perugia (Italy)

Gender and Culture

Dr. Jennifer Veilleux  (SIPA – Institute of Environment)


Energy Nexus

Dr. Leo Lagos  (Associate Director – ARC)