PhD in Hydrology and Water Resources , Russian Academy of Sciences
Expertise: 30 years of experience as a researcher and research manager in the broad area of water resources, with an emphasis on global and regional water variability and scarcity, environmental and agricultural water management, climate change, water-related disaster risk management and water security.
Current position: Director, United Nations University, Institute for Water, Environment and Health (UNU-INWEH), Canada.
Key paper: Hughes, D.A., Smakhtin, V., 1996. Daily flow time series patching or extension: a spatial interpolation approach based on fow duration curves. Hydrol. Sc., 41(6).