Professor Jan Lundqvist is a globally recognised expert who specialises in  water, food and nutrition security,  human behaviour  and related policy issues. He currently works as a Senior Scientific Advisor and is responsible for internationally applied research  and policy dialogue projects, focusing on how best to use limited and uncertain water resources for food security and nutrition.

Responsibilities

Professor Jan Lundqvist is a globally recognised expert who specialises in  water, food and nutrition security,  human behaviour  and related policy issues. He currently works as a Senior Scientific Advisor and is responsible for internationally applied research  and policy dialogue projects, focusing on how best to use limited and uncertain water resources for food security and nutrition. Efforts include aspects of a necessary rural transformation in a direction of “more nutrition per drop”. The research and policy dialogue scrutinizes the tremendous inefficiencies in food systems, i.e., the dynamics from “field to fork”, which is largely driven by human attitudes, behaviour and demographic change, with direct and indirect consequences for water, among other things. Jan Lundqvist is engaged in a programme on nutrition sensitive water productivity and in a working group on Water for Nutrition associated with the network Water Scarcity for Agriculture (WASAG) together with colleagues from IFPRI, FAO and SLU.

Competence

Through decades of initiating and leading research, including 100 publications, Prof Lundqvist has extensive experience and networks within academia, the UN system, bi-lateral programmes, NGOs, and the private sector. He is a frequently invited as guest lecturer and speaker at universities and international forums and is regularly interviewed by Swedish and global media. Prof. Lundqvist is active in several academic and international organisations, e.g. the Royal Academy of Agriculture and Forestry, Sweden and as editor for Water Security (Elsevier)

Prof. Lundqvist’s diverse experience includes research projects in Tanzania, Kenya, Malawi, the Sudan, Egypt, Middle East, Southern Africa, Sri Lanka, India, Brazil, Norway and Sweden. A characteristic feature of his research is a multi-disciplinary approach and analysis.

 

Background

Prof. Lundqvist worked as a senior lecturer and associated professor at the Universities of Bergen and Oslo. In 1980, he continued his academic career as a professor at the Department of Water and Environmental Studies at Linköping University in Sweden. There, he also was the Head of Department from 1983-1986 and from 1993-1996. Prof. Lundqvist served as a board member of the Water Research Fund for Southern Africa and as a vice-president of the International Water Resources Association (IWRA).

Publications and reports

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