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Hydrology educator

Malin Falkenmark, Swedish hydrology educator. Recipient Environmental prize Center Party, 1988, Green Party, 1992, Global 500 Laureate award United Nations Environmental Program, 1991, Great Prize Royal Institute of Technology, 1995, Environmental prize Volvo, 1998, International Hydrology prize, 1998. Fellow International Water Resource Association; member Nordic Association for Hydrology, Swedish Association Vatten (honorary member).


Falkenmark, Malin was born on November 21, 1925 in Stockholm, Sweden. Daughter of Halvar G.F. and Margit (Hammarberg) Sundberg.


License philosophy, Uppsala (Sweden) University, 1963. Doctor of Philosophy (honorary), Linköping University, 1975.


Hydrologist Swedish Meteor. and Hydrological Institute, 1953-1957, state hydrologist, 1957-1964, chief state hydrologist, 1964-1967. Executive secretary National IDH/IHP Committee Natural Science Research Council, 1965-1986, professor National international hydrology, since 1986. Chair science program committee Stockholm Water Symposium, since 1992.

Chair research committee on lakes, rivers and ground water Environmental Protection Board, 1973-1979. Technical adviser Mininstry for Agriculture, 1975-1980. Rapporteur general United Nations Conference on Water, Mardel Plata, 1977.

Consultant World Bank, 1988-1992. Mem.sci. and technical advisory panel Global Environmental Facility, 1990-1994. Member science committee on water research International Council of Scientific Unions, 1994-1998.

Member technical advisory committee Global Water Partnership, since 1996.


Fellow International Water Resource Association. Member Nordic Association for Hydrology, Swedish Association Vatten (honorary member).


Married Per Falkenmark, February 3, 1951 (divorced 1978). Children: Andreas, Cecilia, Fanny. Married Sven B. Wahlborn, April 4, 1985 (deceased 1990).

Halvar G.F. Sundberg

Margit (Hammarberg) Sundberg

Per Falkenmark

Sven B. Wahlborn

Andreas Falkenmark

Cecilia Falkenmark

Fanny Falkenmark