Researcher on global sustainability and freshwater resources. Fifteen years' experience in applied research on water and agricultural development in Africa. Executive Director: Stockholm Resilience Centre; Stockholm Environment Institute. Professor of Natural Resource Management, Stockholm University. Co-Chair, international transition process to develop a new global initiative on Earth system research for global sustainability, co-designed by a new alliance for science (made up of the International Council for Science and others), business, Belmont Forum and UN agencies. Recipient of award: Swede of the year (2009) for work on communicating climate science to decision-makers.