Meet Isabela Battistello Espindola


Dr Isabela Battistello Espindola is a Brazilian young water professional based in London and working at the International Water Association (IWA) as the Membership Engagement Officer responsible for the young water professionals community within IWA. Isabela holds a PhD in Human Geography from the University of Sao Paulo (Brazil), focusing on South America’s transboundary water governance and management. She also has an MSc. in Environmental Sciences and a BA in International Relations and Economics. Over the past ten years, Isabela has been involved with a series of projects and activities ranging from international relations, hydropolitics and transboundary cooperation, human rights, sustainable development, international environmental governance and international environmental policy. She advocates for Women & Youth’s effective engagement in the Water Sector, especially in the global arena. She has been a member of several youth volunteer organizations in the fields of Water, Women in Science, and the Environment, being an inspiration for many in creating and building international relations.

What is your personal gamechanger to the water sector and sustainable development?

Promote meaningful youth engagement in decision-making process related to water resources.

Why did you get involved in the UN2023 GCC as Jury?

To help the selection process, disseminate knowledge and learn more about the projects.