Director, Water, Energy and Sustainable Cities Practice Barbara Rossmiller
Barbara Rossmiller is currently a director in Chemonics’ Water, Energy and Sustainable Cities (WESC) practice, responsible for technical leadership in water, sanitation, and hygiene programming. She is a senior water and sanitation, sector governance, and institutional strengthening specialist with nearly 30 years of experience in international development. In previous roles as chief of party, Ms. Rossmiller led comprehensive water sector reform in Jordan and has also fostered reconciliation through shared resources management in Cyprus. Ms. Rossmiller also specializes in managing complex multidisciplinary programs in post-conflict or politically challenging environments. Her technical experience lies in sector governance, urban water and sanitation services, water resources management, environment and natural resources, cultural heritage and community development. Prior to Chemonics, Ms. Rossmiller served as a water, climate, and natural resources practice area director where she was responsible for portfolio management, business development and thought leadership for a leading international research institute. She has worked in over 20 countries, including long-term assignments in Jordan, Iraq, and Cyprus. Ms. Rossmiller holds an MBA from Duke University and a B.A. from the University of Minnesota.
by Barbara Rossmiller
We live in an increasingly urban world with infrastructure and essential services struggling to keep pace. From the current level of 56% in 2020, the United Nations (UN) projects that 68% of the world’s population will be urban by 2050. Many of the world’s fastest growing populations over this period are projected to be rapidly…