Dr. Akgün İlhan holds a BSc degree in Landscape Architecture from Ankara University (1996). She completed her MA in Curriculum & Instruction (2002) in Hacettepe University and MSc in International Environmental Science in Lund University (2005) in Sweden with the Swedish Institute Scholarship. İlhan completed her PhD in the field of Environmental Sciences at the Institute of Science and Technology (ICTA) in Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona with the FI scholarship from the Catalan Government. Meanwhile she also worked as a research associate, under the supervision of Joan David Tàbara, in the European Union funded project called “Methods and Tools for Integrated Sustainability Assessment” (MATISSE). After completing her studies, she came back to Turkey and worked for the Right to Water Campaign (Istanbul/Turkey) in the period of 2012-2018. She also gives lectures (“Environment & Tourism” and “Sustainability from Environmental & Social Perspectives”) in Boğaziçi University Tourism Administration Department since 2017. Akgün İlhan is the author of the book Towards a New Water Policy: Water Management, Alternatives and Recommendations (2011) and chapters and articles in books, newspapers and magazines about various dimensions of the water crisis and climate change in Turkey. She is the producer of a radio program called Su Hakkı which was aired between 2012-2018 and a current radio program with the name Sudan Gelen since May 2018 in Açık Radyo. She is also a 2014/15 Mercator-IPC Fellow in climate change.