Dr Zahra Kalantari is an Associate Professor at Stockholm University and a technical expert at ÅF with several years’ experiences both in Sweden and UK. Zahra is Principal Investigator and Project Manager in a number of prestigious national and EU projects and author of numerous reports on applied research, consultancy projects and scientific papers. She is an expertise in collaborative research with stakeholders, authorities and decision makers. She has an active collaboration with researchers and consultants in Europe, North America, Eastern Africa, and Middle East. She has a broad interest in the areas of combination of science and application to manage current and mitigate future climate and land use changes affecting catchment hydrological responses, vulnerability assessment to water-related disasters; adaptive land-use planning for decision support and Nature-Based Solutions for sustainable rural and urban development.