Dominique Berod

Dominique is responsible for WMO activities on monitoring and information systems on water, cryosphere and ocean. Before joining WMO in June 2016, he was in 2015 the senior expert for the Water, Cold Regions and Disasters activities at the intergovernmental Group on Earth Observations (GEO) Secretariat. From 2008 to 2014, he served as the Head of the Swiss National Hydrological Service, in charge of water monitoring, flow forecast, water information systems and applied research. He was also the President of the Swiss commission of Hydrology and was the Regional Hydrological Advisor of the World Meteorological Organization for Europe, Middle East and the Caucasus. Until 2008, he was the Head of the flood protection unit in the canton of Wallis, Switzerland, responsible for flood mitigation and river restoration projects, including flood forecast and warning as well as hazard mapping. Dominique Berod holds a Master’s degree in Environmental Engineering from the Swiss Institute of Technology at Lausanne (EPFL, 1989) and a PhD in Hydrology from the same university, in collaboration with the Louisiana State University at Baton Rouge, USA (1994).

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