Phalla Chem, PhD Candidate

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Phalla Chem has a Diploma of Civil Engineering from the Institute of Technology in Phnom Penh and a Masters in Hydrology and Water Resources from the University of South Australia. Phalla has worked as a freelance consultant to various World Bank-funded projects in Cambodia’s water sector, including the Rural Investment and Local Governance Project under the Cambodian government’s Seila Programme, and the Flood Emergency Rehabilitation Project, implemented through Cambodia’s Ministry of Water Resources and Meteorology.

Since 2007, Phalla has worked with the Cambodian Development Resource Institute (CDRI) in the AusAID-funded Water Resource Management Research Capacity Development Programme (WRMRCDP). As part of this project, Phalla is undertaking a PhD at the University of Sydney on "Integrated Catchment Management in the Context of Irrigation Development: the Role of Hydrological Analysis in Managing Conflict, Maximising Benefit-Sharing and Promoting Social Equity."

Languages: Khmer, Russian (intermediate)
Supervisor: Mr. Vladimir Stojnic
Assoc. Supervisor: Prof. Philip Hirsch


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