SERVIR Mekong Team

Hub team members are in charge of day-to-day on-site operations: gathering end-user requirements, collecting and processing the necessary data, combining it with ground observations, and getting the results quickly into the hands of national environmental management and disaster response leaders.

    Peeranan Towashiraporn

    Peeranan Towashiraporn

    Chief of Party

    In addition to his role as Chief of Party for SERVIR-Mekong, Peeranan is a Director at ADPC. He specializes in earthquake engineering and disaster risk assessment with a strong emphasis on establishing links between science/technology and disaster risk management practice. Previously, Peeranan worked as the Head of the Disaster Risk Assessment and Monitoring department of ADPC

      David Saah

      David Saah

      Science and Data Co-Lead (US-based)

      Dr. Saah has been broadly trained as an environmental scientist with expertise in a number of areas, including landscape ecology, ecosystem ecology, hydrology, geomorphology, ecosystem modeling, natural hazard modeling, remote sensing, geographic information systems (GIS) and geospatial analysis. He has used these skills to conduct research primarily at the landscape level in a variety of systems.

        Farrukh Chishtie

        Farrukh Chishtie

        Science and Data Co-Lead (Bangkok-based)

        Professor Dr. Farrukh Chishtie is an atmospheric and earth observation scientist with extensive experience in various experimental and modelling disciplines. He has more than fifteen years of research experience, which includes work with the Cloud Physics and Severe Weather Research Section, Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC). In particular, he was part of the Canadian CloudSat

          Hamid Mehmood

          Hamid Mehmood

          Capacity Building Lead

          Hamid works as capacity building lead for SERVIR-Mekong. He previously worked as GIS team lead at MSI, Pakistan. He has also served as Assistant Professor at leading universities in Pakistan. He has published several peer reviewed articles, white papers, and research reports related to applications of GIS and Remote Sensing.

            Senaka Basnayake

            Senaka Basnayake

            Climate Change and Climate Risk Management Department Head

            Senaka works as department head for the Climate Change and Climate Risk Management unit. He is experienced in conducting research on severe weather events, executing numerical models to simulate them, and analyzing observed meteorological and climatological data for understanding climate change, variability, and extreme

              Biplov Bhandari

              Biplov Bhandari

              GIS Application Developer

              Mr. Biplov Bhandari is a social and humanitarian technology practitioner, with experience in community engagement and empowerment. He is currently the GIS Application Developer for the SERVIR-Mekong Project. Previously, he worked as a research associate at Asian Institute of Technology, as a geomatics engineer at Kathmandu Living Labs

                Wadee Deeprawat

                Wadee Deeprawat

                Senior Communications Specialist

                Wadee Deeprawat is currently the Senior Communications Specialist for the SERVIR-Mekong program, where she manages all outreach initiatives and communication products for the team. Prior to joining ADPC, Wadee was the Communications Manager for the USAID Private Financing Advisory Network Asia program implemented through Deloitte Consulting. She has over 15 years of experience working in the USA and Thailand for several

                  Rishiraj Dutta

                  Rishiraj Dutta

                  Technical Manager (Climate Risk Management)

                  Rishiraj works as technical officer focusing on climate risk management in the Climate Change and Climate Risk Management department. He previously worked as senior geographic information system coordinator and technical officer (GIS) in ADPC's duty station in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

                    Susantha Jayasinghe

                    Susantha Jayasinghe

                    Project Officer (Climate Data Analyst)

                    Susantha's work specializes in collecting and analyzing climate information. In the Climate Change and Climate Risk Management department he analyzes the vulnerability and impacts in different sectors, generates and prepares advance warnings, and develops adaptation strategies and identification of risk management opportunities to address residual risk.

                      Khun San Aung

                      Khun San Aung

                      Remote Sensing Officer

                      Mr. Aung, based in Myanmar, supports development of geospatial tools, promotion of improved information sharing, capacity building activities for partners in Myanmar through OneMap-Myanmar, maintainenance of the SERVIR-Mekong data portal, and other tasks related to GIS and remote sensing.

                        Nguyen Hanh Quyen

                        Nguyen Hanh Quyen

                        Remote Sensing Officer

                        Nguyen Hanh Quyen has a background in Geography, focused on application of Remote sensing and GIS technology in natural resource management and sustainable development. She completed her Ph.D. in environmental management under a joint program between Hanoi University of Natural Science and Free University of Brussels, Belgium.

                          Kittiphong Phongsapan

                          Kittiphong Phongsapan

                          GIS and Metadata Officer

                          Kittiphong works as research coordinator (GIS) for Asian Cities Climate Change Resilience Network project (ACCCRN) in Disaster Risk Assessment and Monitoring department. He joined ADPC in 2009. Kittiphong's background is in irrigation and civil engineering. After graduating from Kasetsart University, he joined Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) for his Master's

                            Aekkapol Aekakkararungroj

                            Aekkapol Aekakkararungroj

                            GIS and Metadata Officer

                            Aekkapol has a solid background in environmental science, soil science, and GIS. During the past 15 years, he has used the advancement of GIS technology for the benefit of environmental management processes, land suitability study, decision making, soil and ecosystem services modeling.

                              Nuntarut Loketkawee

                              Nuntarut Loketkawee

                              IT Manager

                              Nuntarut's experience is in IT management and in process development, team building, consulting, project management and financial planning. He has a broad range of industry and business knowledge and is experienced in working with multinational organization with both enterprise and local environment.

                                Chinaporn Meechaiya

                                Chinaporn Meechaiya

                                Senior Coordinator / Hydrologist

                                Chinaporn works as Senior Project Coordinator/Hydrologist in Climate Change and Climate Risk Management and SERVIR-Mekong programs at Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC). Chinaporn has experience in hydrology and urban design/urban planning and specializes in Hydrology, flood risk management. She has worked on projects with consultancies in Thailand, Cambodia, Hong Kong,

                                  Watcharaporn Usomchat

                                  Watcharaporn Usomchat

                                  Administrative Assistant (Bangkok-based)

                                  Watcharaporn joined ADPC in 2015 and is responsible for assisting SERVIR-Mekong as administrative assistant. Her background is multimedia and information. Previously, Watcharaporn worked in public relations and in the Broadcast Company. She hold a Bachelor’s degree in NEW Media from Mahasarakam University, Thailand.

                                    Jeff Knickerbocker

                                    Jeff Knickerbocker

                                    IT Director

                                    In 1998, Jeff Knickerbocker got his start by working for the Technology department of Research and Development for Minolta Systems Laboratory, Inc. From there his career path led him to LizardTech where he was able to participate in the development of the MrSID and DjVu software projects. After LizardTech was sold, Mr. Knickerbocker helped found The Document Pros, Inc.

                                      Bernadette Resurreccion

                                      Bernadette Resurreccion

                                      Senior Research Fellow (Gender Specialist)

                                      Dr. Bernadette P. Resurrección is Senior Research Fellow of the Stockholm Environment Institute – Asia Centre and gender specialist for the SERVIR-Mekong Project. She has over 15 years of experience doing research and capacity building on gender, environment, and development.

                                        Chusit Apirumanekul

                                        Chusit Apirumanekul

                                        Flood Disaster Risk Management Expert and Hydrologist

                                        Chusit is a hydrologist and flood modeler with experiences in the field of hydro-meteorology, flood disaster risk management, early warning system and water resources management, especially in Mekong region. Currently, Chusit is focusing on the water resources management, climate change impact assessment as

                                          Ha Nguyen

                                          Ha Nguyen

                                          Research Fellow

                                          Ha is a gender specialist with 18 years of experience in the development field with particular focus on gender and women’s empowerment; vulnerability and sustainable livelihoods; and civil society development. She has led several initiatives that have built institutional capacity on gender, and mainstreaming gender into development programs.

                                            Thanapon Piman

                                            Thanapon Piman

                                            Research Fellow (Water and Climate Change Specialist)

                                            Dr. Thanapon Piman graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from Prince of Songkla University, a master’s degree in Water Resources Engineering from Chulalongkorn University and holds a doctoral degree in Water Resources Engineering and Management from Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand. He has 15 years work experience in water resources

                                              Manish Shrestha

                                              Manish Shrestha

                                              Research Associate

                                              Mr. Manish Shrestha is a Research Associate at the Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI). He has several years of experience working in the field of water resources management and planning, hydrological modeling, climate change adaptation, land use planning, GIS application and disaster management. Before joining SEI, he worked as a Senior Research Associate at the Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand.

                                                Ate Poortinga

                                                Ate Poortinga

                                                Hydrologist

                                                Based in Hanoi, Ate is an expert in the field of water accounting, remote sensing, GIS, hydrology, and water resource management. After obtaining his PhD degree at Wageningen University in the Netherlands, he worked for over a year with Winrock international in the USAID Vietnam Forests and Deltas (VFD) program. Currently, he still works part-time with VFD program in Hanoi and is part-time employed by the Spatial Informatics Group in SERVIR-Mekong.

                                                  Jason Moghaddas

                                                  Jason Moghaddas

                                                  Research Scientist

                                                  Mr. Moghaddas received both his BS and MS from UC Berkeley, with his studies and research focused on fire and riparian ecology. Mr. Moghaddas brings over a decade of experience in natural resource project planning and management to SIG. As a project manager for the Fire and Fire Surrogate Study, Mr. Moghaddas successfully coordinated an interdisciplinary team of scientists for

                                                    Arjen Haag

                                                    Arjen Haag

                                                    Remote Sensing and Hydrology Expert

                                                    Arjen is a river hydrologist with a broad expertise, ranging from remote sensing to flood modelling and forecasting. He is employed at the Operational Water Management and Early Warning department of the Dutch research institute Deltares, where he focuses on flood forecasting systems and remote sensing analysis.

                                                      Willem Van Verseveld

                                                      Willem Van Verseveld

                                                      Hydrologist

                                                      Willem is a hydrologist and has extensive experience in hydrological modelling and the use of satellite information in flood and drought modelling and forecasting. After obtaining his PhD degree at Oregon State University, USA, in the field of Hillslope and Catchment Hydrology, in 2007, he has been employed at the Dutch research institute Deltares