Katharine Cross
Programme Manager, Basins of the Future


Katharine joined IWA in July 2012 as a Programmes Manager and leads the Basins of the Future programme, which centres on resource optimization within basins working with stakeholders across catchments from basin organizations to industry to utilities. She is based in Bangkok and is contributing to the development of the IWA regional programme for Asia-Pacific. She has a technical background in water resources, environmental management and climate change adaptation, and previously worked for the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) as the Technical Coordinator for Water and Wetlands in Eastern and Southern Africa, and at the headquarters in Switzerland in the Global Water Programme. She has also worked as an environmental scientist for a consulting company in the oil and gas sector in Canada, and on technical projects in Bolivia and Ghana with Engineers Without Borders.