Speakers

David Behar
Climate Program Director
David Behar is the Climate Program Director at the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission with a focus on adaptation practice, science translation, and collaboration building.
Chan Eng Soon
Scientist
I am CEO of the Technology Centre for Offshore and Marine, Singapore. My research interests and activities are focused on marine processes, including marine hydrodynamics, wave-structure interactions, sediment transport and coastal protection.
Thomas Frederikse
Scientist
I’m interested in the drivers of regional and global sea-level changes on inter-annual to multi-decadal time scales.
Violet Wulf-Saena
Violet Wulf-Saena has served as an international climate change expert for over ten years working with the United Nations’ Least Developed Countries and Small Island States to protect communities from the impacts of climate change.
Stephen Chua
Scientist
I am a post-doctoral Research Fellow at the Earth Observatory of Singapore. My research focuses on reconstructing past sea level and environmental change in Singapore and Southeast Asia using geological proxies.
Marjolijn Haasnoot
Scientist
Currently working as Associate Professor at Utrecht University, I am also affiliated to Deltares where I lead the strategic research program on climate adaptation. The focus of my work is assessing societal impacts of climate change.
Jochen Hinkel
Scientist
My research aims to understand governance of human-environment interactions in the context of climate change impacts, vulnerability and adaptation, with a particular focus on coastal systems.
Angélique Melet
Scientist
Dr. Angélique Melet is a physical oceanographer specialized in sea level changes, with a focus on the coasts. She contributes to the development of climate services dealing with sea level changes and related risks.
Daniella Hirschfeld
Scientist
My research focuses on building resilience in the face of the climate crisis. I bring together the fields of urban ecology and environmental planning to investigate the management and design of sustainable places.
Hazel Khoo
Director, Coastal Protection
I lead the PUB Coastal Protection Department to drive and coordinate whole-of-government efforts to develop long-term strategies to protect Singapore from the threats of rising sea levels and to address both coastal and inland flood risks holistically.