Dr Alessio Giardino

Senior Water Specialist (Climate Change), Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department, ADB


Dr. Alessio Giardino is a climate adaptation and disaster risk management specialist with over 18 years’ experience of professional experience in the water sector, including both specialized consultancy and research. His current focus at ADB is on leading knowledge and innovation work to inform the design of climate change and resilience investment projects in the water sector.

Before joining ADB, Alessio worked at Deltares, providing support as expert adviser, research programme manager, and team leader in assignments for the World Bank, ADB, IDB and several national governments in the Pacific, Asia, Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean.

Alessio holds a MSc in Environmental Engineering (cum laude) from the University of Turin in Italy, and a PhD in Coastal Engineering from KULeuven in Belgium.