Katrin is an Associate Director at 100 Resilience Cities (100RC) in the Solutions Development and Innovation Team. As Pillar Lead for Urban Water, Drainage and Sanitation, she provides guidance and thought leadership on all things related to urban water and waste water systems, including scanning and identifying relevant solutions, tools, funding sources, service providers and other potential partners who can bring value to 100RC member cities. Within 100RC Cities her responsibility is to identify, develop, and facilitate the implementation of urban water solutions to enhance the resilience of member cities. Katrin leads global partnership opportunities within the urban water sector and helps 100RC to identify complementary programs across the urban landscape that leverage urban water initiatives to support health, energy, flood control, and green infrastructure solutions. Besides her global responsibilities, she has provided technical support and subject matter expertise to a selected number of 100RC member cities incl. Cape Town, Jakarta, and Surat. She was also part of 100RC’s expert team that supported the establishment of the Resilient Puerto Rico Advisory Commission, a collaborative effort led by Puerto Rico’s philanthropic, business, government, and NGO sectors to rebuild an island that is physically, socially and economically resilient for the future. In this context she acted as a special advisor to the Water Sector Solutions Group of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), an agency of the United States Department of Homeland Security, supporting the preparation of the Puerto Rico Economic and Disaster Recovery Plan.
Prior to joining 100RC, Katrin has been instrumental in improving water and sanitation delivery in some of the most economically challenged countries in the world. She has spent 15 years developing capacities of organizations and building partnerships to produce lasting and meaningful results in improving water supply and sanitation service provision in developing countries across Africa and the Middle East. Katrin is fluent in German and English and holds an advanced degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Hannover, Germany.