Brent Swallow is Professor of Agricultural and Environmental Economics at the University of Alberta, Canada. He is a member of the WLE Steering Committee and specializes in payment for ecosystems services.
Olcay Ünver is responsible for managing water, land and soil-related activities and programs at FAO, mainstreaming water across the various sectors and disciplines, and cooperating with partners and stakeholders within and outside the UN system. He is a member of the WLE Steering Committee.
Dr. Peter White is the Vice- President and Chief Operating Officer at the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), responsible for its system transformation work on Food, Land & Water. He is a member of the WLE Steering Committee.
Sharon Perera is the Program Assistant for WLE. Prior to joining WLE, Sharon was Executive Officer to the Deputy Director General of the International Water Management Institute (IWMI) and the Personal Assistant of the Director of the Challenge Program on Water and Food (CPWF).
Dr. Anthony Whitbread leads the research program Resilient Dryland Systems for the International Crops Research Institute of the Semi-arid Tropics. He is co-leaders of WLE's research theme on Sustainable Land and Water Solutions.
Claudia Ringler is deputy division director of the Environment and Production Technology Division at the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). She co-leads WLE's research theme on Managing Resource Variability and Competing Use.
Jennie Barron is the co-leader of the Land and Water Solutions research theme for WLE and is a professor in the Deptartment of Soil Science and Environment at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU), Uppsala, Sweden.
Matthew McCartney co-leads the WLE Research Theme on Variability, Risk, and Competing Uses and is Research Group Leader for Water Futures at the International Water Management Institute (IWMI). He specializes in water resources, wetland and hydro-ecological studies.