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Executive Director, Pacific Research Water CentreDr. Zafar Adeel serves as the Executive Director of Pacific Research Water Centre and has over 25 years of experience in a broad range of environmental and policy issues. This includes over 18 years of work as a United Nations official. He also served in a number of international leadership roles including; chairing a group of nearly 60 organizations called UN-Water (2010-2012), and co-chairing the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment (2005). Through his editorial lead, this network has published eight books in the United Nation University Desertification Series. Presently, Dr. Adeel serves as the Series Editor for a book series by Springer: “Water Security in a New World.” He is author of the book "East Asian Perspectives in Environmental Governance – Response in a Rapidly Developing Region (UNU Press 2003)." He has also Adjunct Professor of Engineering at the McMaster University.