Scientific Steering Committee

The Global Water System Project (GWSP) is led by a Scientific Steering Committee (SSC). For further information and publication lists please click on the names for the respective GWSP SSC member.

Co Chairs:

Claudia Pahl-Wostl

Institute for Environmental Systems Research

University of Osnabrueck, Germany

Phone:+495419692536, Email


Charles Vörösmarty

CUNY Global Environmental Sensing and Water Sciences Initiative

Department of Civil Engineering, The City University of New York, USA




Stuart Bunn

Australian Rivers Institute

Griffith University, Nathan, Queensland, Australia

Phone:  + 61 7 37 357 407, E-mail


David Dudgeon

Division of Ecology & Biodiversity

The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR



Joyeeta Gupta

UNESCO-IHE, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands

Phone: +31 20 4 449 548



Sharad Kumar Jain

National Institute of Hydrology

Roorkee, India

Phone: +91 1332 249202, E-mail


Felino Lansigan

School of Environmental Science & Management

University of the Philippines Los Banos, Laguna, Philippines



Richard Lawford

Morgan State University

Baltimore, United States



Francisco Meza

Centro de Cambio Global

Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile, Santiago de Chile, Chile



Claudia Ringler

Environment and Production Technology Division 

International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), Washington D.C., USA



Johan Rockström

Stockholm Resilience Centre, Stockholm University

Stockholm, Sweden



Jun Xia

The Research Institute for Water Security (RIWS), Wuhan University & Key Lab. of Water Cycle & Related Land Surface Processes, Chinese Academy of Science (CAS), E-mail


Hong Yang

Swiss Federal Institute for Aquatic Science and Technology

Duebendorf, Switzerland