Ger Bergkamp

IWA Executive Director, IWA Board Member
Ger Bergkamp is the Executive Director of the International Water Association – the international network of water professional with approximately 10,000 members in 130 countries. Ger is a recognized leader in water and environment issues with over... Read full biography
January 17, 2017
Water continues to rank high on the World Economic Forum’s risk ladder. The water crisis, together with extreme weather events, natural disasters, and the failure of climate change mitigation and adaptation, forms part of the to...
November 4, 2016
The new round of climate change negotiations taking place at the COP22 in Morocco this week brings a new opportunity to address the critical issues of water scarcity and drought. Today, 4 billion people are impacted by severe wate...
October 6, 2016
Governments around the world have adopted the Sustainable Development Goals to stop and reverse the decline of water quality and the destruction of freshwater ecosystems. They have set ambitious targets to “improve water quality...
September 4, 2016
A year ago, world leaders handed down an ambitious agenda: 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to be successfully completed by 2030. This new global framework puts water at the centre of sustainable development, and presents a...
July 18, 2016
Seizing water opportunities at Africa Water Week The adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Climate agreement provides an unprecedented opportunity to tackle the major water issues facing Africa today and in t...