János Bogárdi (Hungary 2018, 2019) graduated in Civil Engineering with special emphasis on water resources and agricultural water resources development at the Technical University of Budapest, Hungary. After obtaining a post-graduate Diploma on Hydrology from the University of Padua, Italy, he earned his PhD in Civil Engineering at the University of Karlsruhe, Germany. His professional activities took him as scientific staff to the Federal Institute for Hydraulic Engineering in Karlsruhe, and the University of Karlsruhe. He alternated these posts with expert assignments for German consulting engineers in Darmstadt and Essen. Subsequently he became professor for Hydraulics and General Hydrology at the Agricultural University of Wageningen, The Netherlands. His trajectory at the UN started at the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in Paris, France, as Senior Program Specialist and then Chief of the Section on Sustainable Water Resources and Management. He was appointed Director of the United Nations Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS) in Bonn and assigned Vice-Rector of the United Nations University in Europe.
Topic: Sustainable Water Resources and Management