Jan Lundqvist

Professor Jan Lundqvist is a recognized expert in water, food & nutrition security, human behaviour and related policy issues. He is a Senior Scientific Adviser at Stockholm International Water Institute, SIWI. Currently, he is engaged in a program on ‘Nutrition Water Productivity’ together with colleagues at FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations). He is co-leading a working group on ‘Water for Nutrition’ within the Water Scarcity in Agriculture (WASAG) network.

Focus of his research is on how to best use increasingly uncertain water resources for socioeconomic well-being in line with e.g. SDG targets 6.4, 2.2 and 12.3. Analyses of a necessary rural transformation in a direction of ‘more nutrition per drop’ is widening the well-known slogan ‘more crop per drop’. His pioneering work, ‘Saving water – from field to fork’ from 2008, points at the interplay between the supply and demand sides of food systems.

Lundqvist’s experience includes work in Eastern and Southern Africa, South Asia and China. His research is characterized by a multi-disciplinary approach. Jan Lundqvist, born May 18, 1942, has extensive experience and networks within academia, the UN system, bi-lateral programs, NGOs, and the private sector.