Organisation

In June 2011, the international network organisation of Delta Alliance has become a legal entity by establishing the Foundation 'Delta Alliance International'. Delta Alliance International is managed by an International Governing Board chaird by Mrs. Tineke Huizinga. The Delta Alliance wings are represented in the Advisory Committee which main task is to advice the Governing Board on strategic and operational issues. Mrs. Renske Peters is the director of Delta Alliance International.

International Governing Board
The International Governing Board consists of persons with extensive experience in global delta issues.

  • Mrs. Tineke Huizinga, chair, former Dutch minister of Housing, Spatial Planning and the Environment
  • Richard Damania, Global Lead Economist, World Bank Water Practice, The World Bank
  • Dr. Lifeng Li, Director Freshwater at WWF International
  • Henk Ovink, Special Envoy for International Water Affairs at Kingdom of the Netherlands
  • Prof. András Szöllösi, former rector UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education, the Netherlands

Advisory Committee
The Advisory Committee of Delta Alliance International consists of the Wing Coordinators. Tasks of the Advisory Committee include formulating recommendations to the International Governing Board in the field of strategy, scientific tendencies and technologies in relation to deltas, reviewing and evaluating current projects in the field of scientific research and development, developing scientific policy plans and strategies, and giving solicited as well as unsolicited advice to the International Governing Board.

Advisory Committee members Delta Alliance International

 Name   Wing 
 Verónica Zagaré  Argentina
 Monowar Hossain   Bangladesh
 Carlos Padovani  Brazil
 Steve Goldbeck  California
 Wenwei Ren   China
 Mohamed Abdel Motaleb              Egypt
 Jan Sopaheluwakan  Indonesia
 Robert Twilley   Mississippi
 Cees van de Guchte   Netherlands
 Le Quang Minh   Viet Nam
 Zaw Lwin Tun  Myanmar
 Dinis Juizo  Mozambique
 Peter Odhengo  Kenya
 Ms. Shih-Chun Candice Lung  Taiwan
 Carles Ibañez  Spain
 Ken Kinney  Ghana

Director
Mrs. Renske Peters is the director of Delta Alliance International and coordinates the interaction between the International Governing Board, Advisory Committee and the International Secretariat.

International Secretariat
The International Secretariat is based in the Netherlands and is amongst others responsible for supporting the International Governing Board and the Advisory Committee, carrying out administration and documentation tasks, initiating and coordinating project activities and organizing and taking part in international meetings, seminars and workshops.

The Delta Alliance secretariat is supported by the Dutch "Partners for Water" Programme.

Wings
A Wing is a network of organizations in a specific country or area, which is dealing with delta-related issues in a specific country or area. A Wing must be recognized as such and admitted to the Foundation by the International Governing Board. Currently, Delta Alliance International includes 16 Wings.

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