Thanapon Piman is a Senior Research Fellow with SEI Asia. He has more than 15 years of academic and professional experience in the fields of hydrology, water resources planning and modelling, sustainable irrigation and hydropower development, and climate change adaptation. Prior to joining SEI, he was with the Mekong River Commission (MRC) during 2007-2010 as a Senior Water and Modelling Specialist under the MRC Basin Development Plan Programme (BDP) and during 2013-2015 as a Technical Advisor/Water and Climate Change Specialist under the Climate Change and Adaptation Initiative (CCAI) for sustainable water resources development and management in the Mekong Basin. His technical work focused on assessing impacts of water resources development and climate change on water and water-related sectors in the Mekong River Basin using Decision Support Framework (DSF), remote sensing and GIS tools, developing irrigation and hydropower database, climate change monitoring and capacity building on scenario-based planning and water resources modelling. He has also been involved in formulating the IWRM-based basin development strategies for Lower Mekong Basin 2011 and the draft Mekong Adaptation Strategy and Action Plan. He has extensive experience in collaborative projects with academics, experts and policy makers in Lao PDR, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, China and Myanmar.