IUCN-International Union for Conservation of Nature
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I am the communications officer for the IUCN Water Programme. Please contact me should you wish to interview or contact Mark Smith, Head of the IUCN Water Programme.
BIO MARK SMITH:
Prior to joining IUCN in April 2006, Mark Smith was a scientist with areas of specialisation in agriculture, forestry and hydrology. Between 1991 and 2000, his work focused primarily on agroforestry, first in the Sahel in West Africa when he was at the University of Edinburgh, then in Kenya, while working at the UK Centre for Ecology and Hydrology. From 2001 to 2004, he was leader of the interdisciplinary Livelihoods and Environment research group at CSIRO Sustainable Ecosystems in Australia, which applied integrated social, economic and ecological tools to support sustainable development in tropical river catchments. Mark spent 2005 as policy advisor on climate change and poverty at the UK development NGO Practical Action, and was author of the book “Just One Planet: Poverty, Justice and Climate Change”. He holds an undergraduate degree in agriculture, Masters in climatology and a PhD in Ecology.