Dr. Sharon Pollard

Executive director

Dr. Sharon Pollard is the Executive Director at the Association for Water and Rural Development (AWARD), conducting pioneering research and advocacy work around water supply in underprivileged areas in South Africa. She has a strong background in the water sector with a special focus on integrated catchment management planning and implementation. She has managed many internationally recognized projects and continues to work in the area of water for productive use, looking at the role that water plays in economic development in poor rural communities. Her special focus is on planning for meeting water requirements for sustaining ecosystems.