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Richard Hardiman

Richard Hardiman-Hebrew University of Jerusalem-Professor-1
Dr. Hardiman is a widely respected expert on environment and water. He resided in China for over two decades, holding positions at the European Commission and the World Bank.
Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Professor

A Fellow at the Harry S. Truman Research Institute for the Advancement of Peace and a visiting scientist at the Weizmann Institute of Science, he is currently researching China policy and the environment.

Prior to this, Dr. Hardiman worked for the European Commission in Beijing, where he was responsible for natural resource and water management, project design and management of the EU-China River Basin Management Programme linked to the World Bank Changjiang (Yangtze River) and the Pearl River Rehabilitation Project. He also served as a consultant to investors on water resource, water pollution and waste water treatment issues in China, and liaised with China’s Environmental and Water Resource ministries and river commissions on water resource management.

In the past, Dr. Hardiman was the European Director to the EU funded Integrated Rural Development Project in Tibet and European Director of an Agricultural Technology Center in China. He coordinated the China EU Centre for Agriculture in Beijing, contributed to the establishment of 58 Water User Associations for renovated small scale irrigation systems under the EU funded Kerala Minor Irrigation Project, and was European Technical Director to the China EU Centre for Agricultural Technology. He has also worked with the World Bank, Asian Development Bank, UNIDO, UNDP, FAO, IFAD, World Food Program and various NGOs.


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