Roberto Lenton

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Roberto Lenton "became a WaterAid America Board member in 2007. He is a senior advisor at the Earth Institute at Columbia University. From 1995 to 2000, he was director of UNDP’s Sustainable Energy and Environment Division in New York, during which time he was UNDP’s lead person in helping to launch the Global Water Partnership, the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment and the Poverty and Environment Programme. He also served as director general of the International Water Management Institute in Sri Lanka from 1987 to 1994. Earlier, he was program officer in the Rural Poverty and Resources program with the Ford Foundation in New Delhi and New York, and an assistant professor at MIT.

"A citizen of Argentina with degrees from the University of Buenos Aires and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dr. Lenton is a co-author of Applied Water Resources Systems, and of Health, Dignity and Development: What will it take? the final report of the UN Millennium Project Task Force on Water and Sanitation, which he co-chaired. Following the release of this report in 2005, he was appointed chair of the Geneva-based Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council. Since 2003, he has served as chair of the Technical Committee of the Global Water Partnership." [1]

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  1. Directors, WaterAid America, accessed October 5, 2009.