Maxime Souvignet

Team Lead, Climate Risk Analytics

PhD, Climate Change Impacts on Water Resources in Mountainous Arid Zones, Universität Leipzig, Faculty of Physics and Geosciences
MSc, Natural Resources Management, Cologne University of Applied Sciences
Dipl.-Ing, Mechanical Engineering, Université de Technologie de Belfort-Montbéliard
France, Germany
Contacts +49-228-815-0237

Dr. Maxime Souvignet is the Climate Risk Analytics Team Lead and senior scientist at UNU-EHS.

He also worked as a post-doctoral scientist at the University of Bristol, UK and as an international consultant for KfW, WB and GIZ. He holds a PhD in hydrology and climatology, an MSc in Natural Resources Management and an Engineering Degree in Mechanics. He has more than 15 years of international research and project experience in climate risk modelling, disaster risk, natural resource management, and climate change adaptation. His expertise ranges from climate risk modelling, climate risk insurance, disaster risk management and climate adaptation. Currently, he leads the risk analytics group of MCII, quantifying risks and adaptation in various countries. Recently, his team performed more than 30 adaptation risk analysis in Honduras, Ethiopia, The Philippines, Viet Nam and the CAREC region, on behalf of KfW, ADB and other donors, using the Economics of Climate Adaptation (ECA) framework. In collaboration with ETH-Zürich, his team has been pivotal in developing further modules for CLIMADA, the modelling platform behind ECA. With more than 40 scientific publications, reports and contributions to international conferences, Dr. Souvignet is a recognized expert within the international community and had various appointments with the UNFCCC, UNDRR and the German Bundestag. He works as a reviewer for international scientific journals such as Theoretical and Applied Climatology, International Journal of Climatology and Hydrology Research.