Professor J.A.A. (Tony) Jones (University of Wales, Aberystwyth) is retiring as Chair of the IGU Commission for Water Sustainability.
All Commission members would like to thank him most heartily for his excellent work for the Commission and the preceding Study Group over the last 14 years. Tony has been the creator of the Commission and the preceding Study Group. Being a valent geographer in his University, he has dedicated many efforts for growing the initial Study Group and has collected one by one the members of the Steering Committee. During the final years of his chairmanship, he has worked hard to prepare the Atlas of the Water Sustainability, which is currently in press.
Personally, he has been a most valuable colleague, and despite many other scientific commitments has organized all events of the Commission. He will be missed to all Commission members, but fortunately he intends to remain an active full member of the Commission for several years.
We welcome Professor Claudio Cassardo as our new Chair.
Claudio has also been a loyal member of the Commission and Study Group since its creation. He has also organized the last meeting of the Commission at Torino in the 2009, when during the odd years there were not Regional or General conferences.