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Professor Zehnder member of the Board of Trustees of Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore, Scientific Director of Water Resources of Alberta Innovates in Edmonton, Canada, founder and director of triple Z Ltd., former president of the ETH Board and Professor emeritus of ETH Zurich, Switzerland.

He heads NTU’s Sustainable Earth Office which coordinates NTU’s sustainability activities, organizes the Singapore Sustainability Symposium (S3) and chairs the Scientific Advisory Board of SCELSE, one of Singapore’s Research Centre of Excellence.

He is a member of the Council STS (Science and Technology in Society) forum Kyoto and Nestlé’s Advisory Board on Creating Shared Value.

He completed his studies in Natural Sciences at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) and did his PhD at ETH and the Swiss Water Research Institute. Prof Zehnder holds an honorary doctoral degree from the University in Nancy, France.

His scientific work focuses on water policy, the nexus between water, energy and food security, water safety and infrastructures, as well as innovative solutions in industrial water treatment, particularly in the oil and gas industry.