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Eugene Z. Stakhiv, Ph.D.

Eugene Z. Stakhiv, Ph.D. PhotoEugene Z. Stakhiv, Ph.D.
IndustryWater Resources Management
TitleTechnical Director, UNESCO-ICIWaRM and U.S. Director, IJC International Upper Great Lakes Study (IUGLS)
ExpertiseWater systems engineering, oceanography, climate change
Current OrganizationInstitute for Water Resources, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and UNESCO International Center for Integrated Water Resources Management (ICIWaRM)
Type of OrganizationWater resources management, applied research and policy analysis
Major ProductWater resources river basin management plans, watershed models, climate impact analyses, technical manuals and training courses
Area of DistributionNational/International
University/DegreeB.S., Meteorology, City College of New York, 1966; M.S., Oceanography, Florida State University, 1968; Ph.D., Water Systems Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, 1989
Honors & AwardsCo-Recipient, 2007 Nobel Peace Prize for UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change; Secretary of Army Civilian Achievement Award, 1997; US Army Chief of Engineers' Civilian Achievement Award, 2004
AffiliationsMember, Steering Committee, Global Water Partnership, 2009-2012; Chair, Advisory Board, UNESCO International Center for Hazards and Risk Management, Tsukuba, Japan, 2008-2011; Life Member, Boy Scouts
Career AccomplishmentsUS Co-Director, International Joint Commission (IJC) Upper Great Lakes Study, a 5 year (2006-12), $15M study looking for sustainable ways of operating the Great Lakes under various climate conditions, managing 150+ scientists in 10 separate areas including climate change, hydro-ecological studies, recreational boating, commercial navigation, hydropower, municipal and industrial water supply, shoreline erosion and coastal flooding, hydrology and hydraulics, data management and public participation; Recently completed a 5 year study as Co-Director of the Lake Ontario-St. Lawrence Study for the IJC (2000-06), a $20M study with Canada; Has been at the Corps of Engineers Institute for Water Resources (IWR) for 30 years and is Senior International Water Advisor; Started his career at the Corps' North Atlantic Division working on the North Atlantic Water Resources study (1969-72) and the Northeast US Water Supply Study (1972-77); Co-Chair of the first UN IPCC Water Resources Climate Impact Group (1989-92) and lead author for IPCC II (1994-97) and IPCC III (1998-2001); Has served as Science Attaché to the US UNESCO Ambassador in Paris (2004); Served as Senior Advisor to Iraq's Ministry of Irrigation (2003); Current work through ICIWaRM involves river basin modeling, training and technical advice via Dept. of State, UNESCO, ISAID, World Bank and the Global Water Partnership to Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iraq, Brazil, Peru, Ukraine and several middle eastern countries; Advises National Defense University on water and environmental security issues and the UN Secretary General's Global Advisory Board on water and climate issues; Co-Chair, UNESCO Workgroup on Integrated River Basin Management Guidelines (2007-present); Member, UNECE Working Group on Climate Adaptation, 2008-present; Co-Chair, Council on Environmental Quality "Integrated Water Resources Management Adaptation to Climate Change"
SpouseAlexandra Sodol
MarriedAugust 20, 1966
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