Dr. Magnusson is the Director of Transboundary Water Management team.

In addition to her role as Director of SIWI’s Transboundary Water Management Unit, Therese is Director of the Shared Waters Partnership (SWP) and the International Centre for Water Cooperation (ICWC), under the auspices of UNESCO – both of which are hosted at SIWI.

She leads SIWI’s work on water diplomacy, supporting governments and development partners to enhance cooperation on transboundary waters.

A Swedish national, Therese has over 15 years of experience working in Sweden, Southeast Asia, the Middle East and Sub-Saharan Africa, in particular Southern Africa. She joined SIWI in 2013, after working with the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) and Stockholm University.

Therese sits on the Investment Committee of the Grand Challenge Fund for Development: Water for Food, the Steering Committee of the Blue Gold Project of the EPC (European Policy Centre) and the Governing Board of the Unesco center on Water and Global Change.

She has a PhD from Linköping University in Sweden and speaks English, Swedish and Portuguese.