Speaker's Profile

Mats Eriksson 

Dr Mats Eriksson is the Programme Director for the “Climate Change and Water” theme at the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI). He holds a PhD in Geography from Stockholm University and has 25 years’ experience from working on environmental assessment, management and sustainable development. In particular he has focused on paleoclimate, climate change and adaptation studies, and the relative importance of climate and human impact on landscapes and their resources. 

Dr Eriksson spent eight years researching on climate, environment and landscape changes in Africa and five years working for the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) with policy and development on transboundary water resources. Between 2005 and 2010 he was co-leading the Water and Hazard Division at the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD)