Carlos Henrique Falci
Carlos is associate professor at School of Fine Arts at Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil. His recent research involves memory and metadata, production of memory with mobile devices, memory in socio-technical networks, programmable spaces and production of memory with computational art, memory of urban spaces.
Currently, he is conducting a research project about river memories in Brazil and United Kingdom, to understand how people’s memories could help us to regenerate our relations with rivers.
He is the founding partner of Fluxus Design Ecológico. Since 2006, he has been integrating his academic training as a civil engineer (EE Mauá, 1998) to the systemic vision of permaculture in the design of innovative systems for integrated water management, from small special projects to consultancy for industries and small municipalities. He holds a Masters in Project Management from the University of New South Wales (UNSW), and a postgraduate degree in Commerce from the University of Sydney, both in Australia. He has won two awards in Brazil for the Stormwater Management project of the National Stadium of Brasília (Von Martius 2013, and Saint Gobain Sustainable Habitat 2014). He is the author of the integrated water management project of the Harmonia 57 building, winner of the 2010 Zumtobel Austrian Prize in the Built Environment category. He is also a speaker (TEDx 2.0, Expo GBC, Verge, Concrete Show, and others) and activist, a member of the PermaSampa collective, a co-founder of the Humanaterra NGO, co-founder of the Já Cisterna Movement and facilitator of courses for technicians and laypeople, aimed at empowering people to take care of water. He lives in Sítio Boas Novas, in Pedra Bela / SP, where he deepens his research with the practical application of non-conventional solutions.
Manuella Curti de Souza
Marussia is an architect and urbanist specialised in water resources and sanitation. She coordinated the Water Resources Program of the Instituto Socioambiental between 2003 and 2009. She was a member of the Institute of Democracy and Sustainability and coordinated the campaign # Florestafazadifference (in 2009 and 2011). She supported the structuring of the Green Municipalities Program in 100 municipalities in the state of Pará as a consultant to IMAZON in a project supported by the Climate And Land Use Alliance (May 2012 to August 2014). She is the creator of the Alliance for Water (Aliança pela Água), a network of more than 70 social organizations created in 2014 to respond to the São Paulo water crisis. In 2016 her book, “Century of Scarcity. A new culture of water care: impasses and challenges”, was published by Editora Claro Enigma / Companhia das Letras.
Marussia is an architect and urbanist working in the area of content production and social mobilization for protection and sustainable use of water. She coordinated the Water Resources Program of the Instituto Socioambiental between 2003 and 2009. She was a member of the Institute of Democracy and Sustainability and coordinated the campaign # Florestafazadifference (in 2009 and 2011). She is the creator of the Alliance for Water (Aliança pela Água), a network of more than 70 social organizations created in 2014 to respond to the São Paulo water crisis. She is co-author of the book ‘The Century of Scarcity. A new culture of water care: impasses and challenges’ published in 2016.
Paola is the founding partner and current Director President of IPESA (Institute of Socio-Environmental Projects and Research), a Civil Society Organization created in 2005, focused on actions and projects aimed at environmental preservation allied to sustainable social development. As a Geographer she understands that territory must be understood in its fullness, integrating humans and nature.
Paola has coordinated and worked on various training projects for young leaders on the appropriate use of water, formation of linear parks, training of educators, mapping on water uses in conservation units, training of civil society leaders. In 2002 she integrated the scientific research project on the governmental capacity of the Metropolitan Hydrographic Basin Committee in Alto Tietê, and since then, he has actively participated in the Hydrographic Basin Committees of the State of São Paulo, representing civil society.
Currently, she coordinates the project ‘Water Management: clean river and integrated community’, whose objective is to encourage the promotion of public policies for sanitation in communities isolated from effluent treatment systems.
Renato Giani Ramos
Renato Ramos is currently Coordinator of ABES Technical Chamber about Reuse and Desalination and IDA World Congress Co-Chairman. He also takes the role of Commercial Director for Dow Water and Process Solutions in Latin America. Renato has 20 years of experience in the Water Market and he has been graduated in Civil Engineer for University of Campinas with a Master Degree in Water and Wastewater Treatment for University of São Paulo. Renato also holds an Executive MBA from University of Pittsburgh and he has been invited to discuss water issues and authored several papers about the same subject.
Specialist in Water Resources Management (UNESCO-IHE) with experience in research and consultancy in Africa, Europe and Brazil, and five years of professional work in water security and urban resilience. Co-founder and Project Director of FA.VELA, Brazil’s first favela based accelerator, offering business education and business acceleration for favela residents to model innovative and sustainable companies, taking the lead in local transformation. She is a member of the Advisory Board of the Water Youth Network, a global community of young entrepreneurs, practitioners and students, which promotes cooperation among youth-led organizations to improve the water situation in the world. Tatiana is the Youth Delegate of the World Water Council representing the Americas.
Karen co-founded Waterlution 11 years ago with the purpose of inspiring pattern-making and pattern breaking change toward a healthier relationship with our water. It was during her time in South Africa in 2002 that the idea emerged, that to solve complex water issues, a blended format of content and process was needed; one without the other would lead only to partial results. With vision, facilitation skills and a growing network, Waterlution began to grow in 2004 and the signature Future of Water workshop series developed. In all these programs, Karen aims to push Waterlution’s capacity to be more creative and innovative and to inspire others to be the leaders and mentors they are capable of being. Water complexities require us to have cross-sector dialogue, in inter-generational learning, in pushing ourselves and each other to think in ways we never thought possible. Along with her water background, she is a skilled business leader who from 2005-2012 was publisher of Corporate Knights magazine.
Dona is a stakeholder and community engagement specialist, focused on projects at the intersection of social and environmental (water) innovation. As a facilitator with Waterlution and organizer with the Water Youth Network, she has hosted and facilitated well over 70 workshops (including at the Budapest Water Summit, 7th World Water Forum in South Korea, Water Innovation Labs – Canada & Europe, Singapore International Water Week), in community, academic and corporate settings and with diverse stakeholder groups. Dona began her journey with Waterlution in 2011 as Hub Manager and built a network of engaged water professionals across Toronto and Southern Ontario. She is now working with Waterlution on the global expansion of the Water Innovation Labs. Dona is also co-founder of the Freeing Dreams Institute. She holds a Master in Globalization Studies from the Centre for Globalization and Human Condition at McMaster University, with a joint graduate diploma in Water Without Borders from the United Nations University- Institute for Water, Environment and Health (INWEH).
Flavia is a specialist in human, community and network development with a focus on social innovation, communication and regeneration. She facilitates processes with social technologies to enable mobilization, collective actions, cooperation and awareness. She is the co-founder of Aliança Rio Doce, which promotes processes of regeneration in Rio Doce, the region affected by toxic waste from mining since 2015; she is the co-creator and co-producer of the ‘Festival Regenera Rio Doce’ that enabled a fertile space for learning, exchange and experiments of social, cultural, emotional and educational regeneration of the region. Flavia was a facilitator for WIL India in 2017 and dedicates herself to empowering people and communities to create autonomous, efficient, playful and collective solutions to our current water and social challenges.
Monica Queiroz is a Brazilian sustainability executive with over 20 years of diverse professional experiences – Multinational companies, NGOs, micro enterprises, consultancies and social initiatives. She has worked held the position of director in the areas of Finance, Communication, HR and Strategic Planning Organization in Brazil, Africa, Europe, and the Americas (North, Latin, Central and Caribbean). In the last 5 years she was Director of Sustainability (SSTMA, Socioenvironmental, Innovation, Quality & Productivity) in a major national water treatment and sanitation company.
With 20 years of experience in performance, facilitation and cultural design, Dawn Fleming is director of Cultura Curiosa, an agency in São Paulo creating improbable encounters with incredible people. Dawn is a performer, director, and teacher, and she facilitates and produces creative and learning experiences in all sorts of settings – cultural, not-for profit, business, community, education and more. Dawn grew up in Canada and spent the greater part of her adult life in London, where she was born. For the last six years she has lived in Brazil (São Paulo and Rio). She worked on the creation and delivery of the first WIL in Canada in 2010, and is part of the facilitation team for WILPorto happening in September in Portugal.