Meet Our Leadership Team

Emma Weisbord chairs SWAN’s Rising Smart Water Professionals Programme and is active in IWA’s Digital Water Programme. Since her MSc in Water Science, Policy, and Management, she has worked with Oxford’s Primary Health Care Department, Oxford’s Environmental Change Institute, IWA, and water technology startups. As a Digital Water Consultant with Royal HaskoningDHV, her mission is to empower water professionals to overcome barriers to innovation and support the adoption of effective technologies that improve access and affordability of water and sanitation services.

Lisa Andrews is a member of SWAN’s RiSWP Leadership Team. Lisa is currently working at KWR Watercycle Research Institute in the Innovation & Valorisation team in The Netherlands. She also consults international water sector clients, advising on collaborative efforts, strategy and implementation on a variety of projects, ranging from water-wise cities and digital water, to the circular economy. Prior to her consulting work, Lisa worked at the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) and IWA Cities of the Future Programme. Outside her work, Lisa is also the organiser of Blue Drinks The Hague, a networking event for water and environment professionals.

Muhundhan Mohan is a member of SWAN’s RiSWP Leadership Team. Muhundhan is an Environmental Engineering graduate student at North Carolina State University, where he also works as a Graduate Student Researcher, interested in the nexus of environmental engineering and analytics. Prior to that, Muhundhan completed his undergraduate degree in Chemical Engineering from the National Institute of Technology in Tiruchirappali, India. Muhundhan is also a member of the North Carolina American Water Works Association (NC-AWWA) and the Air & Waste Management Association (AWMA).

Jessica Ertel is a member of SWAN’s RiSWP Leadership Team. Jessica is an emerging data scientist interest in the ways data science can be used to address complex environmental and humanitarian challenges. Her work experience spans different disciplines and sectors, reflecting an interest in continually growing new perspectives.

Rudi Botha is a member of SWAN’s RiSWP Leadership Team. Rudi is a civil and process engineer working in the wastewater treatment consulting field in Cape Town, South Africa. She has assisted water utility clients with implementing Smart Water Technologies and sees smart water as a vital part of the future of water engineering. In her spare time, she pilots helicopter tours, dances, mentors, tutors, takes French lessons, bakes treats and cooks for friends and family, runs, cycles, and tries to learn something new and be grateful every day.