Dr James Dalton

Coordinator, Global Initiatives, IUCN Water Programme

Dr James Dalton is the Coordinator of Global Initiatives for the IUCN Water Programme. He has worked on water resource management issues for the past nineteen years, ranging from technical aspects to institutional development, governance and policy, business planning and socio-economic issues. Prior to joining IUCN, James worked at the Pacific Islands Applied Geoscience Commission (SOPAC) in Fiji where he was the Integrated Water Resource Management Adviser. Between 2001 and 2007 he was a water management and development consultant for ITAD Water.

In this role he provided long term assistance to the DFID Senior Water Adviser and other international donors. He holds a BSc in Rural Resource Development, MSc in Irrigation Engineering, and a Doctorate in Civil and Environmental Engineering focussing on groundwater management in the Aral Sea Basin.

James has worked in over 25 countries worldwide, with extended periods working in the Pacific, Central Asia, East Africa, and Eastern Europe. He is currently based at the IUCN Headquarters in Gland, Switzerland.

Email: James.dalton@iucn.org
Tel: +41 22 999 0194