phil graham

Dr Phil Graham, Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute

Dr Phil Graham is currently International Programme Manager for Climate and Water Development at the Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute (SMHI). He has a broad background in water resources management, climate change assessment, capacity development, hydro-meteorological and climate services. His experience of over 30 years spans from village water supply in rural Africa to advanced modelling tools. He previously worked in Vietnam as an international advisor on climate and water for the Belgian Development Agency under the Vietnamese Ministry of Planning and Investment.

Phil holds a PhD in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the Swedish Royal Institute of Technology, where he is also Docent (Associate Professor). His Master’s studies were in water resources planning and management at Colorado State University. He has long experience in water resources management, climate science, hydrological and hydraulic modelling. A key focus of 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 for the Assessment of Climate Change for the Baltic Sea.

Phil combines applied research with consulting and capacity development. 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 Africa, Europe, the Middle East, Southeast Asia and USA.