Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Norway

Dr Harsha Ratnaweera is a Professor in Water Technology at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences and was the Director of International Projects and Innovation for 20 years at the Norwegian Institute for Water Research. He is a Fellow and Director of the Board of the International Water Association (IWA) and a Management Committee member of the European Water Association (EWA). Dr Ratnaweera initiated the Global Educational and Research Network, Water Harmony, in 2012, which has grown to over 100 universities from 54 countries.
His research areas are surveillance, modelling, control and optimisation of treatment processes, especially focusing on digital tools. His research team works with membrane processes and is involved in several international projects, including Istanbul Technical University.

Prof. How Yong NG
National University of Singapore, Singapore

Dr. Ng How Yong is a Changjiang Xuezhe Jiangxi Professor at the Beijing Normal University at Zhuhai and an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, National University of Singapore (NUS). He was the Director of NUS Environmental Research Institute and the Director of the Sembcorp-NUS Corporate Laboratory. Professor Ng’s core research interest is in sustainable water management, focusing on biological treatment technologies, membrane bioreactor and microbial electrochemical sensor for water reuse and resource recovery. He has contributed to more than 430 publications in refereed international journals and conference papers. Professor Ng is a Fellow of the Academy of Engineering Singapore and a Fellow of the International Water Association (IWA). He serves as an Associate Editor of Water Research and as an Editor of the Water Reuse. He is also the Vice-Chair of of the Management Committee of the IWA Specialist Group on Membrane Technology and a member of the IWA Publication Committee. He is the Immediate-Past President of the Environmental Engineering Society of Singapore.

Prof. Izzet OZTURK
Istanbul Technical University, Türkiye

He is graduated Istanbul Technical University (ITU) Civil Engineering Faculty in 1976. He received Environmental and Civil Engineering M.Sc. degrees in 1979, and Ph.D. degree in 1982 at ITU Environmental Engineering Department. During 1982-1984, he completed post-doctoral studies at the Newcastle University Environmental Engineering Department in UK. He achieved TR TÜBİTAK’s Scientific Research and Encouragement award in 1994. He has international expertise in the fields of water and wastewater treatment, integrated watershed management, integrated solid waste management, effects of climate change on water resources, anaerobic digestion, and industrial pollution control. Prof. Dr. Öztürk is an honorary member of the Turkish Academy of Sciences (TÜBA) and a member of International Water Association (IWA). Prof. Dr. Öztürk, who was a member of TÜBİTAK KAMAG (Public Research Group), and a member of Science Board of TÜBİTAK for a while, was a member of İSKİ Board of Management between 2015-2021.

Prof. Mihail BARBOIU
Institut Européen des Membranes, University of Montpellier, France

Professor Mihail Barboiu graduated from University Politehnica of Bucharest and received his PhD in 1998 from the University of Montpellier. He is CNRS Research Director at the Institut Europeen des Membranes in Montpellier and Fellow of Royal Society of Chemistry. A major focus of his research is Dynamic Constitutional Chemistry toward Dynamic Interactive Systems: adaptive biomimetic membranes, delivery devices etc. Author of more than 330 scientific publications and 450 conferences and lectures, Dr Barboiu has received the EURYI Award in Chemistry in 2004 and the RSC Surfaces and Interfaces Award in 2015 for the development of Artificial Water Channels.

Prof. Volodymyr V. TARABARA
Michigan State University, USA

Volodymyr Tarabara is a Professor of Environmental Engineering at Michigan State University. His research is in the areas of membrane separations and interfacial processes with applications that include water treatment, industrial pollution control and biosafety monitoring. Prof. Tarabara has co-authored over 90 journal papers on these and related subjects and currently serves as an Editor of Separation and Purification Technology (Elsevier) and as the Editor for Special Collections of the Journal of Environmental Engineering (ASCE). He is a recipient of three Fulbright awards: U.S. Scholar award to Georgia in 2014, Fulbright Specialist placement to Ukraine in 2021 and U.S. Global Scholar award to France, Georgia and Singapore in 2022. Dr. Tarabara is a member of ACS, AEESP, ASCE, IWA, and NAMS.