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Bruce Gordon

Keynote Bruce Gordon

Coordinator of Water, Sanitation, Hygiene and Health, World Health Organization

Mr Gordon oversees a global portfolio of water and health-related work ranging from the development of norms on drinking water and wastewater/sanitation to the global monitoring of access to WASH and the burden of disease. Prior to joining the water unit at the World Health Organization (WHO) in 2004, he contributed to WHO’s work on sustainable development with a focus on children’s health and environment.



Catarina de Albuquerque

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Executive Chair, Sanitation and Water for All Partnership (SWA) 

In her role as Executive Chair, Ms de Albuquerque advocates for the political prioritisation of WASH at a global level, works to build consensus between partners and establish strategic partnerships with other initiatives and sectors, and leads SWA’s Steering Committee. Before joining SWA in 2014, she was the first UN Special Rapporteur on the right to safe drinking water and sanitation.  



Don Blackmore 

Keynote Don Blackmore

Chair, eWater Board and International Water Management Institute (IWMI) 

Dr Blackmore has 40 years’ experience in water and natural resources management both within Australia and globally. He is a senior advisor to the World Bank on the governance and management of large river basins and has held prior positions as the Chief Executive of the Murray Darling Basin Commission and the Commissioner of the World Commission on Dams. 



Nugroho Tri Utomo 

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Director of Housing and Settlements, National Development Planning Board of Indonesia (BAPPENAS) 

Mr Utomo is responsible for the planning, development, programming and coordination of housing, water and sanitation development in Indonesia. He is also the Chairman of Indonesia’s National Water and Sanitation Working Group, an inter-ministerial working group dealing with the synergy and coordination of water and sanitation in Indonesia.



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