Global Water Partnership (GWP)
Chair of the Action Platform for Source-to-Sea Management
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Dr. Torkil Jønch Clausen is currently Chair of the Action Platform for Source-to-Sea Management and Senior Adviser to the Global Water Partnership (GWP). In his GWP role he is Chair of the Technical Reference Group for the Africa Water Investment Programme (AIP). In addition, he currently serves as member of the Danish National Committee for IWA and the International Steering Group for the 2022 World Congress of IAHR.
He recently served as Chair of the Scientific Programme Committee of the World Water Week in Stockholm, Chair of the Global Framework on Water Scarcity in Agriculture (WASAG), Governor of the World Water Council (WWC), Member of the Board of CALL Copenhagen, Member of the Science Advisory Panel for the UN Global Environment Outlook 6 (GEO-6), Chair of the Thematic Commission for the 8th World Water Forum 2018, Chair of the Regional Commission for the 7th World Water Forum 2015, Chair of the WWC Task Force on IWRM, Chair of the Reference Group for the Africa Water and Climate Development Program (WACDEP), and Chair of the World Bank Independent Environmental and Social Panel of Experts for the Rogun Dam in Tajikistan.
Previously he has been Senior Adviser to DHI (2008-2017), Adjunct Professor at the Technical University of Denmark (2001-2011), Deputy CEO of the DHI Group (until 2008), Founding Chair of Danish Water Forum (2002-2009), Senior Adviser to UNEP (2006-2007), Founding Chair of the GWP Technical Committee (1996-2003), CEO of the Danish Water Quality Institute (1993-1997), Counsellor in the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs/Danida and Head of the Hydrology Department of DHI.
Dr. Torkil Jønch Clausen has degrees in hydrology (MSc, 1970) and water resources (PhD, 1978), and has for more than 50 years worked in these fields in more than 80 countries world-wide, including multi-year residences in Africa, Asia and the US.