Colin Herron

Colin Herron is currently the Global Coordinator, Water Solutions for the SDGs at the Global Water Partnership (GWP), based in Stockholm, Sweden, where he oversees activities throughout the GWP network on monitoring and boosting implementation of the water-related Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), taking SDG target 6.5, on the degree of implementation of Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM), as its starting point. At GWP, he operates the SDG 6 IWRM Support Programme with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), which has supported 72 countries in this endeavour so far.

Colin has been working for over 20 years in water resources management, from different perspectives and in different regions. He was previously the Water Security Director for The Nature Conservancy (TNC) in Mexico and Northern Central America, and has worked as an advisor on water issues for the governments of Mexico and Turkey, as well as international organizations such as the World Water Council, the World Bank, the World Meteorological Organization and the International Union for Conservation of Nature.

He has a bachelor’s degree in French and Spanish language and literature, from the University of Leeds, and a master’s degree in Integrated Water Resources Management from the Mexican Water Technology Institute (IMTA).