Therese Sjömander Magnusson

Dr. Therese Sjömander Magnusson is the Chief Operations Officer at Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI ) where she among other things is responsible for the full implementation of SIWI’s strategy on water governance. She was previously the Director for the department working with Transboundary Waters Management at SIWI where she contributed to position the organisation globally in the field of water diplomacy. Holding that position, she also headed the UNESCO International Centre for Water Cooperation (ICWC), hosted by SIWI. Dr. Sjömander Magnusson is a geographer by training and has a PhD in water resources management from Linköping University in Sweden. She has extensive experiences from enabling policy dialogue, providing advice to decision makers, acting as a trusted facilitator in politically sensitive regions, and she has been involved in international water related processes. Before joining SIWI in 2013, she worked for the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA), where she held positions as Senior Adviser for Water Resources Management and Water and Sanitation, regional coordinator of transboundary water cooperation at the Swedish Embassy in Mozambique, as well as the Deputy Head of the Policy Support Unit at SIDA HQ.