Meet the Food & Water Action Europe staff
Wenonah Hauter — Executive Director
Wenonah Hauter is an activist, author and progressive policy advocate. She is the founder and executive director of Food & Water Watch and Food & Water Action.
Wenonah has three decades of experience campaigning and writing on food, water, energy and environmental issues. She has played leading roles in successful campaigns to ban fracking, label genetically modified foods, protect public water systems from privatization and promote renewable energy. 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.
Wenonah has helped provide strategic guidance for national and international campaigns to halt fracking. Her current book, Frackopoly: The Battle for the Future of Energy and the Environment, exposes how more than 100 years of political influence peddling facilitated the control of our energy system by a handful of corporations and financial institutions, and looks at the growing movement to ban fracking and keep fossil fuels in the ground.
Her previous book, Foodopoly: The Battle Over the Future of Food and Farming in America (2012), examines the corporate consolidation and control over our food system and what it means for farmers and consumers. Publisher’s Weekly calls Foodopoly a meticulously researched tour de force.
Wenonah holds an M.S. degree in Applied Anthropology from the University of Maryland.
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
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Frida Kieninger: fkieninger(at)fweurope(dot)org
Enrico Donda: edonda(at)fweurope(dot)org