Water Policy Group members are pleased to announce that Ms Mercedes Castro Garcia has joined the Group as its ninth member.
Water Policy Group is a network of recognised water sector experts with direct experience in working with water policy issues in and with governments. Members share a common goal to harness their unique skills and experience to serve the public interest.
Ms Castro is the group’s first member from South America, where she has led an illustrious career across the public, private and not-for-profit sectors.
As Director and CEO at NGO Agualimpia in Peru, Ms Castro leads projects financed by international donors and the private sector, generating public private alliances to benefit vulnerable rural and urban populations. She is also CEO at HIDRIKA, an international consultancy specialising in water issues.
Ms Castro represented the former President of Peru on the High Level Panel on Water from 2016-2018 and is the current Chair of the Steering Committee of the 2030 Water Resources Group in Peru.
Ms Castro says she is eager to assist Governments further with water policy matters and will do so with the critical elements of collaboration and inclusion top of mind.
“I believe strongly in the power of alliances among the public sector, private sector, academia and vulnerable communities,” says Ms Castro.
“Together we can take an inclusive approach to enable the full enjoyment of water by people in Latin America and the rest of the world.”
Other members of Water Policy group are Ms Anne Castle, Dr Jane Doolan, Ms Felicia Marcus, Mr Dhesigen Naidoo, Dr Oyun Sanjaasuren, Mr Tony Slatyer, Mr Tom Soo and Dr Olcay Ünver.
Water Policy Group
20 April 2020