Dr. Daniel Werede received his PhD in hydrology and water resources engineering from the Kyoto University in Japan, in 2011. He also received his MSc. from the Kyoto University in Hydrology and water resources.
Dr. Daniel has a strong technical and theoretical knowledge in hydrology and water resource focusing on global climate change and its associated effect on water resources and sustainable ecological functions. Dr. Daniel has over 10 years of progressive experience in the industry working in government, academia and multilateral organizations in a multi ethnic environment.
He is interested to share his rich experience in global climate change and its associated effect on catchment hydrology and sustainable ecological functions; mainly focusing on the effect of anthropological changes on the functioning and sustainability of natural systems.
His Research Projects and positions :
· As a Principal investigator and researcher with the United Nations University, led the UN-CECAR groundwater study projects in Northern Sri Lanka. The project tried to evaluate the groundwater resource potentials of the area and its sustainable utilization using numerical analysis to help people live in harmony with their environment.
· Adjunct Fellow at the Integrated Research System for Sustainability Science (IR3S) of the University of Tokyo, Japan.
· Contributor to the project on landslide studies in Southeast Asia focusing on developing an appropriate landslide risk assessment model for increasing community resilience to landslide disasters through a set of risk reduction strategies under global change scenario in Nepal, Malaysia, Philippines, Sri Lanka and Indonesia.
· Member of a research project on human security and sustainability.
He has great passion for photography, physical exercise, gardening and cooking.