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Title: Senior Research Fellow
Role: Research and Communications Manager, EcoSanRes Programme
Expertise: marine biology, sanitation, disaster risk reduction, phosphorous
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Arno has a multidisciplinary environmental and natural resources background with a speciality in water resources management, limnology and aquatic toxicology.
His specialities include ecological sanitation, nutrient flows, eutrophication of freshwater and marine systems, aquatic eco-toxicology and he has skills in communications, programme development, capacity building, research management, field and laboratory research, writing/editing and training.
Arno completed his PhD in 1982 at Queen’s University, Canada on the nutrient kinetics of the Great Lakes attached algae Cladophora glomerata and Stigeoclonium tenue. His MSc at Univ of Ottawa (1970-1974) examined indicator lotic periphyton downstream of sewage treatment plants and pulp and paper mills.
He worked from 1974 to 1982 at the Canada Department of Fisheries and Oceans, from 1982 to 1986 at the Baltic Sea Laboratory in Karlskrona, Sweden, from 1986-1990 as Editor-in-Chief of AMBIO at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, and has been at SEI since 1991 as Communications Director and Manager of the EcoSanRes Programme since 2001.
He has carried out projects in Canada, Sweden, India, Germany, China, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Sri Lanka, Egypt, Bulgaria, Estonia, Moldova, Burkina Faso, Brazil, Costa Rica, Mexico, Cuba, Senegal and South Africa. He has published 50 scientific articles and reports.
Linking Investment Decisions with Disaster Risk Reduction in Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH): The Role of the Public and Private Sectors, Potentials for Partnership and Social Learning (Paper - 2013)
Towards global phosphorus security: A systems framework for phosphorus recovery and reuse options (Journal article - 2011)
Improved phosphorus use efficiency in agriculture: A key requirement for its sustainable use (Journal article - 2011)
Producing Organic Fertiliser from Urine-Diverting Dry Toilets in Dongsheng, China (Journal article - 2010)
Fosfor en begränsad resurs – effekter på geopolitik och långsiktig matsäkerhet (Conference paper - 2010)
Managing Phosphorus Pollution and Waste (Conference paper - 2010)
Peak Phosphorus: the Next Inconvenient Truth (conference paper) (Conference paper - 2010)