Dr. Joerg Dux is Head of Division for Urban Water and Waste Management in North Africa at KfW Entwicklungsbank – German Financial Cooperation in Frankfurt, Germany. His division is responsible for (co-)financing and supporting the implementation of infrastructure programmes and projects in the fields of urban and rural water supply and sanitation, integrated water resources management (IWRM) as well as solid waste management and circular economy. Specific focus is put on climate change adaptation, a nexus approach and the protection of biodiversity.
In the extremely water scarce countries of Egypt, Tunisia, Morocco and Algeria KfW Entwicklungsbank is supporting awide range of investment programmes aiming at increased climate resilience in the water sector covering among others water loss reduction, desalination of brackish water and seawater as well as waste water reuse and (solid) waste management in order to support adaptation to climate change through a more efficient use and protection of the precious water resources and the development of alternative, non-conventional resources.
Dr. Dux holds a degree in geography and development economics from the University of Hamburg, Germany. He joined KfW Entwicklungsbank in 2002 as a sector economist, program manager and water resources expert. From 2004 to 2008 he was Director of the KfW office in Nairobi, Kenya, coordinating, amongst others, German Financial Cooperation in the water sectors in Kenya, Ethiopia and Uganda. Since 2009 he is supporting North African countries in combatting water scarcity and adapting to climate change through promoting infrastructural and systemic resilience of the water sector and thus reducing societal and environmental vulnerability. He has specific experience in water sector development through supporting large scale sector investment programs, sector reform finance, sector policy dialogue and private sector participation (PSP)/public private partnership (PPP)
Tuesday 9th May, 16:00 – 17:30: New Rules for Desalination Finance