Project Coordinator / Editor / Co-Author
VoW for Climate – Kickoff Campaign
Jan Lambert of Charlestown, New Hampshire USA is Michal Kravčík’s tour coordinator, editor and co-author. She has been working with Dr. Kravčík for two years to promote the concepts of the New Water Paradigm co-authoring A Global Action Plan for the Restoration of Natural Water Cycles and Climate, in 2015, and currently on their new work in progress, the US Action Plan for the Restoration of Natural Water Cycles and Climate.
Jan is a dedicated citizen activist who developed a knowledge base and network of connections over nearly 40 years of self-guided education and volunteerism. She authored and edited a unique and compelling compilation book Water, Land and Climate – The Critical Connection and with another partner founded and operates the newsletter, The Valley Green Journal. Together with Michal and Matt she is also helping to found Voices of Water for Climate, a newly formed USA based climate charity organization and New Water Paradigm Management, LLC to have their virtual headquarters at www.vow4climate.org.
Matthew W. Maki
Project Manager / Business Manager
VoW for Climate – Kickoff Campaign
Matt Maki of Claremont, New Hampshire USA serves as Michal Kravčík’s Business Manager in North America, and as Project Manager of the Voices of Water for Climate Kickoff Campaign currently underway. Joining the Voices of Water for Climate team with nearly 20 years of experience in accounting, finance, management, business development and administration makes him a valuable addition to the effort.
Through his work in public accounting, private industry, and entrepreneurship Matt has developed a significant background in accounting for, and administration of, project/program/contract driven operations with federally funded organizations, non-profits and construction related companies. Together with Michal and Jan, Matt is also helping to found Voices of Water for Climate, a newly formed USA based climate charity organization and New Water Paradigm Management, LLC to have their virtual headquarters at www.vow4climate.org.
Dr. MICHAL KRAVČÍK
USA Contact : New Water Paradigm Management LLC
Michal Kravčík, Dipl Ing. PhD. is a founding member and Chairman of the NGO People And Water in his native Slovakia. Dr. Kravčík is a noted author and guest speaker, promoting awareness and urging the restoration of vital natural water cycles needed to address global climate change effectively.
In his work throughout the globe he has illustrated how disruptions to small land-based water cycles in particular, relate to many increasingly observed effects of climate change, including droughts, floods, erosion, wildfires, extreme weather events, and sea level rise. Most importantly, Dr. Kravčík also offers real solutions through practical land management strategies, which at the same time help to mitigate civil strife and promote human dignity.
Dr. Kravčík is accomplished in many areas, including as water management engineer (graduated at the Civil Engineering Faculty of Slovak Technical University, Slovakia), hydrologist, consultant, teacher, sustainable program developer, author and speaker/lecturer. He began his professional career working for eight years at the Slovak Academy of Sciences before spending several years consulting on urban storm water management practices and projects primarily in Košice (Slovakia’s second largest city). Since completing his PhD Dr. Kravčík has focused more on public gain related endeavors than
commercial or traditional employment pursuits
TEACHING AND CONSULTING SPECIALIZATIONS
Analysis of hydrology and hydro-climate change
Integrated river basin management
Development strategies for water policy
Community and regional sustainable development
Multi-sector interactive dialogues
Preparation of strategic development
Programs for communities, regions and beyond
2013- present: Chair, People and Water NGO
2011-2012: Project manager for Program landscape restoration and River basin management and Landscape on Slovak Government office, Bratislava
1993-2010: Chair, People and Water NGO, Kosice
1989-92: AGROCONS, Consulting Company, Košice
1988-89 Institute of Landscape Ecology, Slovak Academy
of Science, Košice
1981-86: Institute of Hydrology and Hydraulics, Slovak
Academy of Science, Bratislava
DEGREES (Slovak Technical University, Bratislava)
1991 PhD Thesis: “A Mathematical Model for the Hydrological Regime of a River Basin”
1991: PhD: Water Management, Civil Engineering Faculty
1980: Dipl. Ing. Engineering Degree Water Management, Civil Engineering Faculty
AWARDS and RECOGNITIONS
Goldman Environmental Prize
EU-US Democracy and Civil Society Award
Sasakawa Environmental Prize