Wenonah Hauter—Executive Director
Wenonah Hauter is the founder and executive director of Food & Water Watch and Food & Water Action and serves on the board of each. Wenonah has three decades of experience campaigning and writing on food, water, energy and environmental issues. She has trained and mentored hundreds of organizers and activists across the country and worked at the national, state and local levels to develop policy positions and legislative and field strategies to secure real wins for communities and the environment. Read more.
Frida Kieninger—Director of EU Affairs
Frida Kieninger is Food & Water Action Europe’s director of European Affairs, based in Brussels. fracking in Europe. Working with local European groups and US-based researchers, she promotes a ban on fracking and works towards a phase out of fossil gas. After completing her master’s thesis on intensive agriculture in southern Spain, Frida became involved with issues concerning the European food system as well as the transition to a sustainable energy system, community energy and questions of climate justice. She has dealt with various food and energy issues in the context of EU institutions and Brussels NGOs. To contact her, email her at fkieninger(at)fweurope(dot)org.
Enrico Donda—Gas Campaigner
Enrico is a campaigner with a background in EU and environmental policies, after a Master in European Studies at the University of Trento (Italy), he has lived in Lisbon and Brussels. Before joining Food & Water Action Europe, Enrico has worked in Brussels in the energy, transport, and gas sectors, in direct contact with European institutions, NGOs, associations, and organizations operating at national and EU level. He worked to organize events, workshops, and activities focusing on air pollution, sustainable energy systems, and just transition. Enrico is Italian and speaks English, French, Portuguese, and basic Slovenian. He can be found at edonda(at)fweurope(dot)org.
Josef Boraei—Network Developer
Josef – he/him – is Network Developer supporting anti-gas activists and grassroots movements across Europe & beyond. His main focus areas are fossil gas, gas infrastructure & fossil-gas based hydrogen. He holds a B.Sc. in Environmental Sciences and Technology (Cyprus) and M.Sc. in Water Technology (Netherlands). Josef has been involved in the Climate Justice movement for the last 7 years, on a local, regional, European & international level with a main interest in connecting environmental & social justice issues, and therefore the intersectional approach in the climate justice movement. He has been involved with several initiatives, groups, institutions and NGOs and organized trainings, workshops and other events. Josef is Cypriot with arab roots, he speaks English, Greek and is learning Arabic. Reach him out at jboraei(at)fweurope(dot)org.
Paola Matova—Gas Campaigns & Communications Intern
Paola is a gas campaigns & communications intern with a background in environmental and human rights research and activism, focusing particularly on climate justice and extractive industries. She has recently completed an LLM in Law and Sustainable Development at the University of Milan. Paola has spent a period of time in Ecuador working with an Inter-American climate organization while conducting research for her thesis on the impact of critical minerals extraction needed for the energy transitions. This experience has ignited her strong interest in the energy sector. Paola speaks Bulgarian, English, Italian and Spanish. Reach her out at pmatova(at)fwwlocal(dot)org.