Dominic Waughray

Senior Director and Head of Environmental Initiatives, World Economic Forum

Dominic Waughray is Senior Director and Head of Environmental Initiatives of the World Economic Forum. This includes responsibility for the organisation’s climate change and water security programs. Dominic also leads development of the World Economic Forum’s overall agenda on climate change, water and other sustainability and resource management issues. He has degrees in economics and the environment from Cambridge University and UCL. He is an International Fellow at IIED and advises a number of organisations in the water and climate change arena.

Authored Content

  • Oct 06 2015
    Blog Post Water Shortage Is One of the Top Global Risks, How Can We Avert It? This post originally appeared on The Guardian.  Growing an economy is very thirsty business. We need to double food production—but we’re already using an average 70 percent of the world’s fresh water for agriculture. Meanwhile industrialised countries—the US in particular—are diverting 40 percent of their water to energy production, and that demand will also rise. Unsustainable levels […] Dominic Waughray, Frederick Boltz