Dr Torkil Jønch Clausen, International Water Adviser
Dr Torkil Jønch Clausen is currently Chair of the Scientific Programme Committee of the World Water Week in Stockholm, Governor of the World Water Council (WWC), Chair of the Thematic Commission for the 8th World Water Forum 2018, Interim Chair of the Global Framework on Water Scarcity in Agriculture (WASAG), and Chair of the Action Platform for Source-to-Sea Management. In addition, he serves on a number of international committees and boards, including Chair of the WWC Task Force on IWRM, Member of the Science Advisory Panel for the UN Global Environment Outlook 6 (GEO-6) and Member of the Danish National Committee for IWA. He recently served as Chair of the World Bank Independent Environmental and Social Panel of Experts for the proposed Rogun Dam in Tajikistan.
Previously he has been Adjunct Professor at the Technical University of Denmark (2001-211), Managing Director of DHI Water Policy and Deputy CEO of the DHI Group (until 2008), Founding Chair of Danish Water Forum (2002-2009), Senior Adviser to UNEP (2006-2007), Founding Chair of the GWP Technical Committee (1996-2003) and Senior Adviser to GWP (2003-2017), CEO of the Danish Water Quality Institute (1993-1997), Counsellor in the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs/Danida and Head of the Hydrology Department of DHI.
He has degrees in hydrology (MSc) and water resources (PhD), and has for more than 45 years worked in these fields in more than 80 countries world-wide, including multi-year residences in Africa, Asia and the US.
Dr Torkil Jønch Clausen is a frequent facilitator and keynote speaker at international conferences, and a regular provider of senior advisory services to governments, donor agencies, development banks and other international organizations in the fields of water governance, integrated water resources management (IWRM), river basin and transboundary water management, source-to-sea management, and adaptation to climate change.