Jamie Bartram is a Don and Jennifer Holzworth Distinguished Professor of Environmental Sciences and Engineering, and has been director of the Water Institute at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill since 2009. Bartram is author of more than ninety academic papers, author or editor of forty-nine books and author of more than fifty book chapters. From 1998 to 2009 he was based at the World Health Organization’s headquarters. For most of this time he was the Coordinator of the Water, Sanitation, Hygiene and Health Unit which received international recognition for leadership in evidence-based policy and good practice. From 2004 to 2006 he also served as the first chair of UN Water.
Felix Dodds is a Senior Affiliate of the Water Institute, a Senior Fellow at the Global Research Institute at the University of North Carolina and an Associate Fellow at the Tellus Institute. He was the co-director of the 2014 Nexus Conference on Water, Food, Energy and Climate. He was the Executive Director of Stakeholder Forum for a Sustainable Future from 1992 to 2012. He has written or edited twelve books. Prior to Rio+20 with Michael Strauss and Maurice Strong he co-wrote “Only One Earth: The Long Road via Rio to Sustainable Development”. In 2011 he chaired the United Nations DPI 64th NGO conference – “Sustainable Societies Responsive Citizens”. From 1997 to 2001 he co-chaired the UN Commission on Sustainable Development NGO Steering Committee. He is also an International Ambassador for the City of Bonn.