Maulik Sisodia is an executive director of Tarun Bharat Sangh. He belongs to a new generation of management graduates who are devoting their life to the Development Sector. His interests are in policy level issues related to rivers and water resources. His expertise is in implementing projects at a grass roots level with the end beneficiary being the most underprivileged. He also helps initiate campaigns at national level for these causes. http://tarunbharatsangh.in/
Martin Kováč completed his studies in Waterworks Construction and Water Management at the Slovak Technical University, was the first director of the National Trust in Slovakia. Between 2006-2010 was responsible for development and elaboration of national flood prevention and integrated water resources management policies for local municipalities at the Association of Towns and Communities of Slovakia (ZMOS). http://www.waterparadigm.org/
Juraj Kohutiar was consultant of the Foundation for Support of Civic Activities (NPOA) focusing on monitoring the impacts of massive scale implementation of various water retention measures on local level in towns and communities in Slovakia during implementation projects of the Landscape Revitalization and Integrated River Basin Management Program for the Slovak Republic (2010-2012). http://crvs.sk/
Dr Jan Pokorný is a research scientist of the Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences (Institute of Botany, Institute of System Ecology and Ecology), involved in research projects on wetland ecology, landscape restoration in Australia, Eastern Africa, Asia. Dr Pokorný is a principal researcher of the National Research Programme of the Czech Republic "Development of methods for evaluation of solar energy fluxes in ecosystems". His main specialisations are the measurement, monitoring and detection of solar energy radiation in the landscapes and its distribution between latent heat and sensible heat due to photosynthesis process and wetlands restoration. http://ec.europa.eu/environment/archives/greenweek2009/bio/bio-pokorny.html
Jan Lambert co-edits the Valley Green Journal which is published to foster grass-roots connections, locally and globally, to help grow caring communities based on sustainable agriculture. She has help developed Stormwater and Landscapes education (SWALE). http://www.valleygreenjournal.com/
Louise Tilbury is a project adviser specialising in delivering social transformation through cutting edge, creative and innovative projects. From bid and strategy writing to delivering the nitty gritty, she enjoys the challenge of turning a vision into a reality, creating teams and partnerships to make it happen. She enjoys working internationally, nationally and locally and making connections across cultures.
Louise spent 5 years at HM Treasury working on a number of high profile policy areas, culminating in leading the team for the Leitch Review of Skills in 2006. She started working as a freelance consultant in 2007 after moving to Cornwall mostly in the area of skills and economic development.
Richard is an agricultural scientist with over ten years experience in the Australian agricultural sector, including 5 years working as the Water Policy Manager for Australia's largest farmer representative body (NSW Farmers Association). Richard believes that new paradigm, holistic approaches to water management globally, provide some of the best opportunities for developing sustainable societies of the future. Richard is also a board member of the Ecological Agriculture Association of Australia and the founder of www.ourfoodfuture.com