Prof. Torkil Jønch Clausen, DHI
Torkil Jønch Clausen is currently Water Policy Adviser to the DHI Group (DHI), Chair of the Scientific Programme Committee for the World Water Week in Stockholm, and Senior Adviser to the Global Water Partnership (GWP). He serves on a number of national and international committees and boards, including Chair of the Flood Management Programme of the World Meteorological Organization, Member of the Asia-Pacific Steering Group on Water and Climate Change, and Member of the Science and Policy Advisory Board for the Global Environmental Outlook 5 (UNEP).
Previously Torkil Jønch Clausen has been Adjunct Professor at the Technical University of Denmark, Development Director and Deputy CEO of the DHI Group, Founding Chair of Danish Water Forum, Senior Adviser to UNEP, Founding Chair of the GWP Technical Committee, CEO of the Danish Water Quality Institute, and Counsellor in the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs/Danida. He has degrees in hydrology (MSc) and water resources (PhD).
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 management, and adaptation to climate change. He currently serves as Advisor to the Water Resources Department of Lao PDR, chairs the World Bank Environmental and Social Panel of Experts for the proposed Rogun Dam in Tajikistan, and chairs the Expert Panel for the Africa Water and Climate Development Programme.