Vanessa Tobin is the Senior Technical Adviser for Water Supply, Sanitation and Water Resources Development for Catholic Relief Services, based in Baltimore, Maryland. Until December 2011, Ms. Tobin led UNICEF activities in the Philippines for children and women; advocacy and resource mobilization; and emergency response. Prior to that, she served as Chief of Water, Environment and Sanitation (WES) in UNICEF New York Headquarters, 2001 -2006. For nearly 30 years, Ms. Tobin worked extensively in the field for the United Nations and other organizations, in South Sudan, Lesotho, Pakistan, Egypt, and Nepal. Ms. Tobin has a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Birmingham (UK) University and Master’s degrees in Public Health from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine in 1985, and in Public Administration from the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University.