International Water Association Announces new President
The International Water Association (IWA) announced on 13 October 2016 in Brisbane, Australia that Diane d’Arras is the new President of the association. Diane has been an active member of the IWA for many years, and has served on the organization’s Board for the last six years.
She takes over the role of president from Professor Helmut Kroiss. A civil engineer for nearly forty years, d’Arras is becoming President of the world’s largest international association of water professionals at a time of great challenges, changes and opportunities for addressing some of the most critical water issues facing humanity. Solving these challenges is one of Diane’s main motivations for working in the water sector, and for serving as IWA President. She is particularly concerned with solving the lack of access to water and sanitation worldwide.
“There is a political momentum around water with the launch of the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals, which make a powerful commitment to ensure universal access to water and basic sanitation.