Dr. Phil Graham, Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute & Belgian Development Agency
Dr. Phil Graham currently works in Vietnam as an international advisor on climate and water for the Belgian Development Agency (BTC) under the Vietnamese Ministry of Planning and Investment. He has a broad background in water resources management, hydrology and climate science. His experience of over 30 years spans from village water supply in rural Africa to advanced modelling tools. He is on leave from his post as an international projects manager and senior researcher at the Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute (SMHI).
Dr. Graham holds a PhD in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the Swedish Royal Institute of Technology, where he is also Docent (Associate Professor). He completed his Master’s studies in water resources planning and management at Colorado State University. He has long experience in water resources management, hydrological and hydraulic modelling. A key focus of his recent work has been on assessing impacts of climate change on hydrological systems and water resources. He has published numerous scientific articles, contributed to the IPCC assessment reports and was a lead author and co-coordinator for the Assessment of Climate Change for the Baltic Sea.
Dr. Graham combines applied research with consulting and capacity building applications where he serves as either project manager or senior expert. This includes a wide range of projects covering both technical and organisational development. He also contributes as lecturer/expert to international training programmes. He has worked with applications in Europe, Southern Africa, Middle East/North Africa, USA and Southeast Asia.