PhD, Research Group Leader – Circular Economy and Water Pollution, International Water Management Institute (IWMI)
Josiane Nikiema is an expert in the field of environmental science. She is a Process Engineer, and she holds a PhD in Chemical Engineering applied to environmental protection from Université de Sherbrooke, Canada. Currently working at the International Water Management Institute (IWMI), she leads the research group that focusses on ‘circular economy and water pollution’ issues, and addresses the global mission of “Promoting sustainable and inclusive growth under changing natural resource flows and capital, driven by increasing urbanization, agricultural intensification, and climate change”. Building on a good understanding of the investment climate, she works to encourage the adoption of waste management solutions that can durably support agriculture, help mitigate impacts of climate change, and promote sustainable development. Josiane has lectured in several universities (Burkina Faso, Canada and France) on issues related to solid, liquid and gaseous waste management and has over forty peer reviewed scientific publications to her name.