Henri Smets is Member of the Water Academy and of the European Environment Council, and was visiting Professor at the University Paris I from 1983 to 1998. He has since 1972 contributed to the development of environmental economics and law within the OECD Environment Directorate and acts as a consultant for various international organisations including UNEP and the OECD. He is also the recipient of theElizabeth Haub Prize for Environmental Law. Henri Smets is the author and co-author of a number of OECD studies and publications, and has written widely on issues of environmental policy, law and economics.Recent publications include "Le droit à l'eau dans les législations nationales" (Paris: Presses de l'Agence française de développement, 2006) and "La reconnaissance officielle du droit à l'eau" (AFD, 2007).