Faisal Bin Ashraf is a Research Fellow at SEI Headquarters, working in the Water Coasts & Ocean Team, under the Societies, Climate and Policy Support division.
His current work investigates sustainable water-energy nexus methodologies for the fossil-free transition. He is currently working on multiple projects investigating the impacts of hydropower on freshwater ecosystems, coupling water-energy systems using SEI’s WEAP and LEAP models, and monitoring the cascading effects of multiple hydrometeorological hazards. He is working on projects like sWASH & grow, HydroHazards and the Gridless Initiative, with a particular focus on water resource management components.
His previous positions include Senior Environmental Consultant for a tech company in Helsinki, Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of Oulu, Finland, and soil conservation expert at the Integrated watershed management program in India. Faisal has five years of research experience in water resources engineering, all as a part of international collaborations. His research interests generally focus on water resources management, particularly assessing environmental flows, the water-energy-ecosystem nexus, and sustainable water resource management. He gained his PhD in 2020 and Masters in 2016 in Environmental Engineering from the University of Oulu.