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Zafar Adeel

Professor, Resource and Environmental management at Simon Fraser University ; Executive director, Pacific Water Research Centre
Dr. Zafar Adeel serve as the Executive Director of the Pacific Water Research Centre, and as Professor of Professional Practice at the School of Resources and Environmental Management at Simon Fraser University. He has over 25 years of experience in a broad range of environmental science and policy issues. This includes 18 years of work as a United Nations official, with progressively increasing responsibilities in the field of international development and research. He served as the Director, United Nations University Institute for Water, Environment and Health (UNU-INWEH) from 2006 to 2016. He also served in a number of international leadership roles: These include chairing a group of nearly 60 organizations called UN-Water during 2010-2012, and co-chairing the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment team that produced the global desertification synthesis in 2005. Presently, he is the Series Editor for a book series by Springer: “Water Security in a New World.” He has taught water security and environmental policy courses and supervised a number of graduate students in his role as an Adjunct Professor of Engineering at the McMaster University and as Professor of Professional Practice at Simon Fraser University.