The Millennium Water Alliance Convenes and Influences Governments, the Private Sector, and Non-Governmental Organizations to Accelerate Global Progress in Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene


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Dennis Warner, Emeritus Board Member

Dr. Dennis B. Warner has over forty years experience in international development, working on problems of water supply, sanitation, environmental health and emergency relief assistance. Most recently, he served as a Senior Technical Advisor for water supply, sanitation and water resources development with Catholic Relief Services. As a member of the CRS Program Quality Support Department since 2004, Dr Warner has headed up the development of regional water and sanitation strategies; the strengthening of technical staff resources at the headquarters, regional and country levels; the participation of CRS in coalitions and partnerships with other development organizations; the involvement of CRS in water-related international emergencies and disasters; and the promotion of a water program area within CRS. Raised in the Chicago area, he studied history and engineering at the University of Illinois and Stanford University, and received a Ph.D. in civil engineering from the latter. Dr. Warner has lived in Tanzania, Uganda, Switzerland and France and has held positions with the Peace Corps, University of Dar es Salaam, Duke University, World Health Organization, several engineering consulting firms, World Bank and USAID. Dr. Warner is a Member of Pax Christi, the international Catholic peace movement, and in 2000 served as representative of Pax Christi International to the United Nations in Geneva. Dr. Warner is currently a board member of Pax Christi Metro DC, Falls Church Historical Commission and the Holy Land Christians Society.