Professor András Szöllősi-Nagy
Secretary, World Water Council
András Szöllösi-Nagy is a civil engineer by training. He got his first doctorate in applied math, then one in control science and one in systems science. He was research scholar at IIASA (International Institute of Applied Systems Analysis) and VITUKI (Hungarian Institute for Water Research).
He started to work for the UN in the 80’s in the area of flood forecasting and joined UNESCO in 1989. For some 20 years he served as the Secretary of UNESCO’s International Hydrological Programme and later as Rector of the UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education, Delft, The Netherlands. He was also Professor of Stochastic Hydrology at the Technical University Delft.
Recipient of several major international awards, including the Prince Albert Prize for the Environment and a great number of Honoris Causa Professorship and Doctorates at different universities. Currently he has been elected Governor of the World Water Council and Chairman of the Intergovernmental Council of the International Hydrological Programme.
He is Professor of Sustainable Water Management at the National University of Public Service (NUPS), Budapest, Hungary. Fellow of iASK (Institute of Advanced Studies Köszeg), Hungary, and serves as Chair of the internationalSustainable Water Futures Programme, located in Brisbane, Australia.