Principal researcher; also Coordinator of the global partnership GRIPP, Groundwater Solutions Initiative for Policy and Practice, International Water Management Institute

I joined IWMI in 2012 as Senior and later Principal Researcher, sub-Theme Leader and Coordinator of the global partnership GRIPP, Groundwater Solutions Initiative for Policy and Practice, working from the Southern Africa regional office in Pretoria, South Africa. My work focuses on: groundwater irrigation in smallholder farming in Sub-Saharan Africa, transboundary aquifers, assessment of climate change impacts on groundwater resources, groundwater futures in Sub-Saharan Africa, recharge assessments in semi-arid regions, role of depleting aquifers on global food production, groundwater governance, and training of African river basin organisations on groundwater management.

Experience

  • –present
    Villholth, CGIAR System Organization

Education

  • 1994 
    Technical University of Denmark, PhD