James Dalton is the Director ad interim and Coordinator of Global Initiatives of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Global Water Programme. He has worked on water resources management issues for the last twenty years. Prior to joining the IUCN, Mr. Dalton worked at the Pacific Islands Applied Geoscience Commission in Fiji, where he was the Integrated Water Resources Management Adviser to Pacific Island governments. Prior to this, he was a water management and development consultant for ITAD Water, based in the United Kingdom but working internationally. Mr. Dalton spent years working for consecutive Department for International Development Senior Water Advisers in London as a consultant adviser.
Mr. Dalton has worked in over 25 countries worldwide, with extended periods working in the Pacific Islands, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan, the Middle East, East Africa, and Eastern Europe.
Doctorate in Civil and Environmental Engineering focusing on groundwater management in the Aral Sea Basin