An Accredited Expert, Professor Harry Dixon, represents the UK government in the Intergovernmental Hydrological Programme – the UN body devoted to water research.
As a hydrologist at the UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (UKCEH), Harry Dixon coordinates UK contributions to UNESCO’s Intergovernmental Hydrological Programme (IHP) and acts as Secretary to the UK’s IHP National Committee.
Harry specialises in the collection and management of hydrological data and information and has extensive experience of working on projects internationally under the UN framework as well as bilateral science collaborations. He leads UKCEH’s Water Resources Systems Group and has worked on projects across Western Europe, the Balkans, South East Asia and India to support improved water resources management.
Harry currently coordinates the India-UK Water Centre and holds positions with the World Meteorological Organization, including chairing the Global Hydrometry Support Facility’s Innovation Committee. He is also an Honorary Professor at the University of Birmingham. He is a Governing Board Member for the University of Dundee’s UNESCO Category 2 Centre for Water Law, Policy and Science.
Through the UK’s IHP National Committee, Harry supports UK inputs to the IHP from across the academic, operational hydrology and policy sectors. In this role he works closely with the UK National Commission for UNESCO and has led authorship of Policy Briefs for UK Government and the UNESCO community.