Keynote: Torkil Jønch Clausen

Chief Water Policy Adviser, DHI Group

Prof. Torkil Jønch Clausen is currently Water Policy Adviser to the DHI Group (DHI), Senior Adviser to the Global Water Partnership (GWP) and Adjunct Professor at the Technical University of Denmark. He serves on a number of national and international committees and boards, including Chair of the Flood Management Programme of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), Member of the Asia Pacific Steering Group on Water and Climate Change, Chair of the World Bank Environmental and Social Panel of Experts for the proposed Rogun Dam (World's highest) in Central Asia and Chair of the Scientific Programme Committee for the World Water Week in Stockholm.

He received the King Hassan II Great World Water Prize, awarded by the Government of Morocco and the World Water Council, at the Fourth World Water Forum in Mexico 2006. The Prize was used to create the "Women's Water Fund" to promote women's careers in water management.

He has degrees in hydrology (MSc) and water resources (PhD), and has for more than 40 years worked in these fields in more than 60 countries world-wide, including multi-year residences in Africa, Asia and the US.