Prof. Ian Barker

Managing Director of Water Policy International

Ian Barker is Managing Director of Water Policy International Ltd, an independent consultancy specialising in water management, regulation, policy and governance.   He is an expert advisor to the OECD and also works with UNESCO, as well as water companies, regulators and major corporate clients.  He is Vice-President Environment, Fellow and Director at the Institute of Water; a Council Member at the Society for the Environment; a Director of the Water Industry Forum and Visiting Professor at the University of Exeter Centre for Water Systems.

Ian has over 35 years’ experience in the water sector, including having had overall responsibility at the Environment Agency for water planning, regulation and management, as well as fisheries, biodiversity and land management, across England and Wales.