Meet Our Board Of Directors
GWW Inc. is led by a volunteer Board of Directors that works closely with and supports the GWW Program.
Bill Deutsch is the current treausurer of the nongovernmental organization, GWW, Inc. He is an aquatic ecologist and Research Fellow, Emeritus in the Auburn University School of Fisheries, Aquaculture and Aquatic Sciences (Alabama, USA). He retired in 2013 after 26 years of service at Auburn University and previously worked 11 years as a Research Biologist and Director of Aquatic Research with environmental consultants in Pennsylvania. He is the co-founder of the citizen volunteer water monitoring program called Alabama Water Watch that began in 1992, and founder of Global Water Watch.
Bill has made about 80 international trips to 25 countries, teaching or working on water-related projects. He has a unique ability to convey his passion for water to people from a variety of backgrounds and cultures through his words and actions, and in that way he has inspired people throughout the world to make positive changes with environmental education, environmental restoration and water policy in their communities.
Mona worked as a community and environmental conservation extension agent in Panama with the Peace Corps and completed her Masters in Community Planning at Auburn University. She is the 4-H Alabama Water Watch Coordinator and her work with GWW includes watershed management and planning an environmental education with domestic and international projects.
Miriam Guadalupe Ramos Escobedo
Miriam is the current elected president of Global Water Watch, Inc. She earned a bachelor degree in biology from the Universidad Veracruzana, Veracruz, MX. Early in her career she studied the presence of enteric pathogens in fish. She has a M.Sc. in Ecology and Natural Resources management from the Institute of Ecology (INECOL), Veracruz, MX. and a M. Sc. in Biology from the University of Missouri in Saint Louis, U.S. While conducting her graduate studies, she investigated the influence of land use on the characteristics of rivers and their communities, and volunteered for the University of Georgia project Adopt-a-Stream in La Selva Biological Station, in Costa Rica.
She worked for the Federal Commission of Electricity in Mexico, assessing the state of rivers with hydroelectric potential; and worked for INECOL in the development or evaluation of the water component in development projects.
Since 2005 she collaborates with the Global Water Watch program as a monitor and trainer and coordinating initiatives for the formation of community monitoring networks. She currently chairs the Global Water Watch Mexico, AC.
Sergio S. RuizCórdova
A native from Guatemala, Sergio became associated with Global Water Watch (GWW) and the International Center for Aquacultures and Aquatic Environments, while pursuing a degree in Aquatic Ecology, in the Auburn University School of Fisheries, Aquaculture, and Aquatic Sciences. He has assisted in many GWW activities since 1994 and is the Data Management Coordinator whose work primarily i
nvolves maintaining office and online databases and creating data reports. Sergio has given presentations at local, national and international conferences and is author of journal articles, book chapters, and reports.
Sergio works closely with citizens of all backgrounds and ages encouraging awareness about water issues and environmental stewardship, and has conducted hundreds of water monitoring and community-based watershed stewardship workshops and surveys in the U.S.A. and internationally. With more than 10 years experience in online water-related database development and training citizen volunteers in water monitoring, Sergio is a key player in the design and development of the GWW online databases which have revolutionized the way citizen volunteer water monitors worldwide are able to enter, analyze, share and retrieve their information. RuizCórdova is the current treasurer of the nongovernmental organization, GWW, Inc.
Omar David Romagnoli
Omar is the current elected vicepresident of Global Water Watch, Inc. He has a degree in Agricultural Engineering from the University of Rosario, Argentina. He studied also in Italy and the US and worked for the National Institute of Fisheries Research in Argentina, and the City of Rosario Aquarium, where he specialized on Aquatic Environments and Aquaculture. As a private professional he founded in 1995 an
aquariums & ponds design-construction and maintenance business group; he also worked in Spain on the ornamental fish industry.
Omar has developed a long lasting relationship with the city of Auburn and the School of Fisheries, Aquaculture and Aquatic Sciences at Auburn University (SFAAS) since 1992. In 2004 Omar was hired by the SFAAS to collaborate on the Tallapossa Watershed Project, a state wide environmental research-outreach project funded by the USDA. Since 2003 he has been associated with GWW and was elected GWW Inc Vice-president of the Board of Director on December 2014. Among his many duties and accomplishments he made possible to get started a GWW project in Argentina, and currently is the GWW-Argentina Program Coordinator.
Eric L. Adman
Eric Adman is originally from Boston, Mass and has been on the west coast since 1998 where he attended the University of Washington. He works as a firefighter-paramedic in Shoreline, Washington. He got interested in Swamp Creek after moving to his home in Kenmore. About 200 feet of a tributary, Little Swamp Creek, runs through his yard. Several years ago, his curiosity grew after Adopt-a- Stream canvassed his neighborhood asking if he would be interested in having volunteers restore his stream banks to mimic natural habitat. He agreed, and in 2009 and 2010, they transformed his lawn by planting trees and shrubs. He is now a board member with Adopt-a- Stream and the President of Sno-King Watershed Council where he has been a member since 2008.
After listening to an EPA webinar about GWW, Adman decided to call them in Alabama and soon after the Sno-King Watershed Council received a grant from the Rose Foundation that sparked the implementation of a GWW-backed volunteer water monitoring program in their watershed. He regularly monitors on Little Swamp and Swamp Creeks.