ICES Annual Science Conference 2019

Jakob Granit

Director General, the Swedish Agency for Marine and Water Management (SwaM), Gothenburg, Sweden

Dr Jakob Granit has over 25 years of expertise in the field of natural resources management and development with a focus on the water-energy-food-ecosystem nexus. He is currently Director General for the Swedish Agency for Marine and Water Management (SwaM) based in Gothenburg, Sweden. SwAM is the Swedish government agency responsible for freshwater and ocean management including fisheries management and international cooperation. 

He has worked from an operational perspective on transboundary and national water management and development and sustainable energy transitions, including hydropower development programs, with the World Bank and the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency. He has written and researched extensively on freshwater and marine management and development from an applied research perspective during his tenures at the Global Environment Facility, the Stockholm Environment Institute and the Stockholm International Water Institute. 

Dr Granit and his team have developed the concept of system interconnections from source-to-sea. He has work and research experience from the Baltic Sea Region, EU at large, Eastern and Southern Africa and the Middle East.

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