Advisory Board

Iulia Puiu

WWF Romania

My name is Iulia Puiu and I work for WWF Romania. I’m a project manager.  I have experience in the management of Natura 2000 sites and in restoration projects along the Danube river (Romanian stretch). There is really a challenge to work with various types of stakeholders, to understand their interests and to determine them to accept the new ecosystems and to help them to benefit from the new ecosystems’ services. 

Taking into account that everything we are and have is based on nature, I truly believe that it is critical to restore the world’s ecosystems in order to support our lives.  With or without us the Nature will survive.

Doug Wilson

Director of Scientific and Evidence Services, Environment Agency

Doug leads on scientific research, innovation for environmental monitoring, evaluating interventions and assessing the state of the environment. During major incidents he leads on providing scientific advice to Government. His role involves working closely with Research Councils and academia.

Before joining the Environment Agency in 1999 he worked in the water industry for Southern Water and Thames Water, planning and managing water resources. He is Chair of the UK Environmental Observation Framework (UKEOF), which draws together public sector monitoring activities across the UK. UKEOF has an active Citizen Science Working Group which has examined the role of citizens in gathering environmental data, the value they add, their motivation, and the wider benefits of engagement. Doug also chairs UKTAG which provides technical advice on implementation of the Water Framework Directive.

Doug has a PhD in river pollution incident modelling, with research interests in pollution dispersion, environmental water needs and the application of the precautionary principle in environmental management.  He is an Honorary Professor at Nottingham Trent University.  


Anne Bowser

Director of Innovation and Innovation Specialist, Wilson Center

Details to come.

Jessica Oliver

Australian Citizen Science Association

Details to come.

Stijn Brouwer

Senior Researcher, KWR Watercycle Research Institute

Details to come.

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 824711.


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MICS, 2019-2021
Photo credits: River Restoration Centre