About SERVIR-Mekong



Research Fellow (Water and Climate Change Specialist), SEI

Dr. Thanapon Piman graduated with a bachelors degree in Civil Engineering from Prince of Songkla University, a masters degree in Water Resources Engineering from Chulalongkorn University and holds a doctoral degree in Water Resources Engineering and Management from Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand. He has 15 years work experience in water resources engineering, Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM), river basin planning, climate change and adaptation and disaster risk management.  His technical specialists are meteorological and hydrological analysis, water resources modelling and GIS for water resources and land-use planning, assessing impacts of water resources development and climate change on water, water-related resources and sectors, developing flood and drought warning system as well as decision support system for water resources management.

Prior to joining the SEI, he worked with the Mekong River Commission (MRC) during 2007-2010 as a Senior Water and Modelling Specialist under the Basin Development Plan Programme (BDP) and during 2013-2015 as Technical Advisor/Water and Climate Change Specialist under Climate Change and Adaptation Initiative (CCAI) for sustainable water resources development and management in the Mekong Basin. He was a Post-Doctoral Fellow in Water Resources from 2011-2012 under Department of Civil and Natural Resources Engineering, University of Canterbury, New Zealand and worked in modeling and monitoring the potential impacts of large-scale disruptions and climate change to the hydrological cycles of the Mekong River Basin on biodiversity and natural systems.

Presently, Dr. Thanapon Piman is a Research Fellow under the water cluster at the Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) Asia Centre in Thailand. He is leading and managing projects on empowering civil society and governmental agencies to mainstream biodiversity and ecosystem service values into development plans for the Chindwin River Basin, Myanmar. He is also supporting SEI's team in implementing activities under various projects such as SERVIR-Mekong, Sustainable Mekong Research Network (SUMERNET), ASEAN State of Environment Report and ASEAN Strategic Plan on Environment 2016-2025 and UNESCO's sediment study in the Mekong.