Margaret Yvonne Catley-Carlson print  
Margaret Catley-Carlson is actively involved in organisations that apply
science and knowledge to national and international problems in freshwater
governance, health, agriculture, environmental protection, international
development and development finance. She is Chair of The Global Water
Partnership, of the Board of ICARDA (Agricultural research in dry areas) in Syria, and The Water Resources Advisory Committee for Suez/Lyonnaise of Paris. She is Vice Chair of the International Development Research Centre in Ottawa and a member of the Board of IIED in London and the the Library of Alexandria (Egypt). Mrs. Catley-Carlson was president of CIDA, the Canadian International Development Agency (1983-89), and of the Population Council (91-99). Her professional career began as a career
diplomat Canada; she has been Deputy Minister of Health in Canada, and
Deputy Director (Operations) of UNICEF, with the rank of Assistant
Secretary-General of the United Nations. She has received eight honorary degrees and
became an Officer of the Order of Canada in 2002.