Palash, a water risk and management expert, is committed to creating space to listen and learn together while addressing global water security − one of the world’s most pressing challenges. He acts as the strategic partnership and project manager at the Global Institute for Water Security, University of Saskatchewan (USask) where he plays a critical role in the institute’s food-water nexus and water materiality initiatives. Palash also serves the International Association for Public Participation (IAP2) Canada, WaterAid Canada, and the City of Saskatoon’s Environment Committee and Local Immigration Partnership Advisory Council. He is the founding curator of TEDx at the USask and World Economic Forum Global Shapers Saskatoon hub. Palash holds three master’s degrees in engineering, development economics, and water security, and is currently pursuing the CPA designation.