Posts Tagged ‘hydrosolidarity’

Professor Malin Falkenmark, 1998

October 27, 2009


Malin Falkenmark is the Senior Scientist at the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) and Chair of the Scientific Program Committee for the Stockholm Water Symposium.

A great deal of Prof. Falkenmark’s work deals with the problem of water shortage in developing countries. She has shown that population growth drives countries with low per capita water availability towards a water barrier, which will make it progressively more difficult to satisfy further water demands.

Most known for:
She introduced the “water crowding” indicator, the concepts “hydrosolidarity” and “green and blue water”.

She is now Senior Scientific Advisor at Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI), and joined the Stockholm Resilience Center in March 2007 where she in line with her broad inter disciplinary interest is looking into the areas of Food, Water and Ecosystems.

Stockholm Resilience Centre

WATER CYCLE AND PEOPLE – water for feeding humanity by Professor Malin Falkenmark, Stockholm International Water Institute

Prof. Falkenmark is Professor Emerita of Applied and International Hydrology at the former Swedish Natural Sciences Research Council and tied to the Department of Systems Ecology at the Stockholm University. For many years Prof. Falkenmark worked as a hydrologist at the Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute in Stockholm.

Since 1965 she has served as Scientific Secretary and Executive Member of the Committee for Hydrology at the Natural Sciences Research Council, Stockholm, where in 1986 she received a personal chair as Professor of Applied and International Hydrology.

During her career, Prof. Falkenmark has served as an expert in several international and Swedish Governmental Committees. Since 1993 she has been a member of the UN Committee on Natural Resources and was in 1999 elected to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources for Development by the United Nations’ Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC).