Fred Pearce is a veteran UK-based journalist and author, covering international environment issues. He is a consultant for New Scientist magazine, and a regular contributor to Yale Environment 360. His many books include When the Rivers Run Dry (Granta Books) and The New Wild (Icon Books). His past reports for Wetlands International include Downstream Voices.
Jane Madgwick is a passionate conservationist who has been very actively engaged in the field of wetlands and water policy for the last 30 years. As CEO of Wetlands International since 2004, she leads a global network of offices operating in over 100 countries. Previously Jane established and led WWF International's Freshwater Programme for Europe, the Middle East and North Africa and was Regional Director for WWF in Western Australia. She has led a number of ecological research and multiple use conservation programmes and was Director of Conservation for the Broads National Park in the UK throughout the 1990s.