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International Advisory Board

Upamannu Lall
Alan and Carol Silberstein Professor of Earth and Environmental Engineering and of Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics; Department Chairman - Earth and Environmental Engineering

B. Tech in Civil Engineering, I.I.T. Kanpur, India, 1977
M.S. in Civil Engineering, University of Texas, Austin, TX, 1980
Ph.D. In Civil Engineering, University of Texas, Austin, TX, 1981

Research Areas
Hydro-climate modeling, Spatial data analysis and visualization, Time series analysis and forecasting, Bayes Networks for Process Modeling and Decision Making, Risk and reliability, Water Resource Management using Climate Information.

Phone: 212-854-8905
Fax: 212-854-7081

Joel Ruet
Associate Researcher, program of Global Governance IDDRI. CNRS researcher at the CEFC (French Centre for Research on Contemporary China) and a visiting scholar at the Center for China in the World Economy (Tsinghua University, Beijing, China), Specialist emergence (India and China), his current work focuses on the restructuring industrial and political economy of capitalism. Former Marie Curie Fellow at the London School of Economics (UK). Has directed the Center for Humanities, New Delhi.

Qualifications:Civil engineer and economist mines

Kelman Jerson
He was the first President of the Brazilian National Water Agency – ANA – since its implementation in 2000. In 2005 he became the General-Director of the National Regulatory Agency for the Power Sector – ANEEL. Since 2010 he is the President of Light Group - the Rio de Janeiro Power Company.

He contributed to shape the current Brazilian Water Resources Law and to implement the institutional capability to enforce it. He was the first recipient of the King Hassan II Great World Water Prize, in 2003, by choice of the World Water Council. He has authored of two books: "Floods and Hydroelectric Power Plants" (1983) and "Challenges of the Regulator" (2009). He also is the author of more than one hundred technical papers and chapters published in specialized books, and dozens of articles published in major newspapers

Qualifications: He graduated as Civil Engineer (1971) and got a M.Sc. on Hydraulics (1973), both from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ). He got his Ph.D. (1976) on Hydrology and Water Resources from Colorado State University.

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