SHM Fakhruddin



I am an expert climate change risk assessor with 15 years’ global experience in working on water resources, disaster risk and climate resilience projects. This experience is a major advantage in climate change adaptation and mitigation strategy development. My key areas of expertise are ensembles flood forecasting, increase lead time for operational flood early warning system, climate and hydrological risk assessment, early warning and emergency response, and capacity building. I have designed multi-hazards early warning and emergency response projects more than 25 countries in Asia and the Pacific. During my career, I helped to design major international natural hazard early warning systems for floods, cyclone and tsunami to save life and property damage. My most high profile work has been developing multi-hazard warning systems including a tsunami warning system for Indian Ocean countries following the deadliest one in history - the 2004 Boxing Day Tsunami. I have also designed and implemented medium range operational flood forecasting for Bangladesh and Thailand and cyclone warning system. I am currently advising the Government of Samoa on potential adaption strategies for dealing with the country’s vulnerability to climate change and enhancing its resilience to hydrological disaster. I am a Science Committee Member of IRDR of ICSU/UNISDR, Co-Chair for the Disaster Loss DATA and Risk Interpretation and Applications (RIA) Working Group of IRDR of ICSU/UNISDR. I am also Co-Chair CODATA task group Linked Open Data for Global Disaster Risk Research (LODGD) and PSG member of the Coastal Inundation Forecasting Demonstration Project (CIFDP) of WMO.

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