full-professor at TU Delft and IHE-Delft Coordinator, United Nations World Water Assessment Programme (WWAP) Director, Programme Office on Global Water Assessment UNESCO.
Since November 2015, Professor Stefan Uhlenbrook is the Coordinator of the UN World Water Assessment Programme (WWAP, UNESCO programme) and the Director of the Programme Office on Global Water Assessment in Perugia, Italy. Before that he worked at UNESCO-IHE as Professor of Hydrology (since 2005), Deputy Director (Vice-Rector) for Academic and Student Affairs (2000-2014) and Director a.i. (acting Rector; 2014-2015). He did his PhD (1999) and habilitation (2003) at the University of Freiburg, Germany. He is also a professor for experimental hydrology at Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands (since 2009).
Professor Uhlenbrook’s main expertise includes water assessments, hydrological process research, and river basin modelling and water resources management. Many of his research and development projects have demonstrated the impact of global changes on water cycle dynamics in different hydro-climate regions in Africa and Asia. He is keen on translating science-based water knowledge to effective policies and strategies that contribute to environmental, economic and societal sustainability. Therefore, Stefan is involved in supporting Member States in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), particularly SDG 6 on Water and Sanitation.
Lessons learned and policy implications from the SDG 6 Synthesis Report on Water and Sanitation