Zahra Kalantari

Zahra Kalantari


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Arbetar vid Institutionen för naturgeografi
Besöksadress Svante Arrhenius väg 8
Rum T 306
Postadress Inst för naturgeografi 106 91 Stockholm

Om mig

Research Area Co-Leader of Bolin Centre for Climate Research and Senior Researcher at Stockholm University. Broad interest in the areas of: Nature-Based Solutions for sustainable land management and development, vulnerability assessment to water-related disasters; linking climate change assessments with adaptation policies, including in relation to disaster risk resilience; adaptive land-use planning for decision support; ecosystem services; sustainable urban and rural development; and environmental impacts and solution strategies. Investigator in a number of prestigious national and EU projects and author of numerous reports on applied research, consultancy projects and scientific papers. Expertise in collaborative research with stakeholders, authorities and decision makers such as Swedish Transport Administration (TRV), Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency (MSB), Swedish Geotechnical Institute (SGU), Swedish Forest Agency and SMHI. Active collaboration with researchers in Europe, North America, Eastern Africa, and Middle East and regularly convenes planning and management sessions at EGU meetings. She has been a technical advisor at ÅF-Infrastructure consultancy and project manager at Royal Haskoning and Burohappold UK Ltd.

Selected recent national and international assignments

- Representative of Sweden and member of the Board and Steering Committee of European COST Action – CONNECTEUR

- Member of the Board and the Steering Committee of Mistra Urban Futures node in Stockholm

- Guest Editor of the special issue on Nature-Based Solutions at Land Degradation and Development (IF: 9.787)

Other profile pages: ResearchGate, Google Scholar


GE5022 Hydrology and Hydrogeology (SU)

GE1020 Ekosystemtjänstförvaltning (SU)

AE2505 Water Systems and Geographic Information (KTH

AL2300 Natural Resources Management Tools (KTH)

AE2106 Modelling of Water Systems (KTH)

AE1102 Geology and Geotechnical Engineering (KTH)

AE1104 Geoscience Engineering (KTH)


2017- ongoing with experts from Swedish Ministry of the Environment and Energy, Stockholm Environment Institute, Swedish EPA:  Scoping for Resilience and Management of Arctic Wetlands

2016- ongoing with Tillväxt- och regionplaneförvaltningen, TRF; The regional development plan for the Stockholm region (RUFS 2050)

2016- ongoing with experts from Ericsson, KTH, ABB, Stockholm Vatten and the Environment and Health Administration of the city: Connected Water Monitoring (iWATER)

2016-ongoing: Nordic Centres of Excellence in Arctic research, Project title: Climate-change effects on the epidemiology of infectious diseases and the impacts on Northern Societies (CLINF), The overall objective of the research project is to strengthen societal preparedness for the threat of additional and new infectious diseases due to climate change which is first and foremost felt in the northern regions where the rate and magnitude are the greatest.

2015-ongoing: Project leader

Project title: Creating a web-based tool to manage current and mitigate future water related impacts on road infrastructure in Sweden. 

Formas project about quantifying the influence of various land uses and/or management strategies on the hydrologic impacts of high flows and other extreme weather events, under current and future climatic conditions, on transport infrastructure in Sweden. 

2015-2016 with Dr M. Cavali at National Research Council in Italy. ECOST project about Watershed Dynamics with focus on connectivity index and management of water related impacts on infrastructure.

- 2015-2016 with Prof. G.D. Baldassarre at Uppsala University. This project is about “Droughts and Floods in the Anthropocene”. 

- 2014-2016 with Prof. G. Destouni at SU. Ekoklim project, a large transdisciplinary research program addressing issues concerning climate effects on biodiversity, essential ecosystem services and their management and governance.

- 2014-2016 with Dr. Y. Sileshi at AAiT and Dr.T. Alamirew at Land and Water Center in Ethiopia; Dr. Sh. G. Setegn at FIU in US. This project focuses on Ecosystem Services supply and beneficiaries in the landscape: mapping for decision making and policy support.

- 2014- 2017 with Prof. V. Cvetkovic at KTH and Dr. B. Deal at UIUC. Formas project provides valuable input in land-use evolution studies and modeling.

- 2011-2016 with Dr. J. Stolte at Nibio and Dr. H. French at NMBU in Norway. ClimRunoff and Exflood projects aim to define and analyze measures to combat negative impacts of extreme weather events on infrastructure, and to incorporate this in a land use planning tool.

Senast uppdaterad: 29 augusti 2017

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