R&D Manager and Dam Safety Coordinator,
Statkraft AS

World Hydropower Congress  |  14-16 May 2019  |  Paris


Speaker biography

Siri Stokseth is R&D manager and dam safety responsible, International Power at Statkraft AS. She is also an adjunct associate professor at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU).

Within Statkraft, she is responsible for setting strategic research and development (R&D) goals in the field of international hydropower, initiating activities and following up on each project. Siri is also head of the R&D project, ‘Future Sediment handling Strategies’ which has been underway for four years.

Siri’s specialisation, in both theoretical and fieldwork, is in hydropower and water resources management, including river hydraulics, hydraulic constructions, hydrology, catchment and dam safety, river ecology and the environmental effects of hydropower.

Siri has also worked as a researcher at SINTEF, in the civil and environmental engineering department of hydrology and water resources, where she was for three years. Previously, she was a senior engineer at the Norwegian Water Resources and Energy Directorate for 11 years. Prior to that, she was an adviser on hydropower constructions and production for Energy Norway (Norwegian Electricity Industry Association).

She studied at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), gaining a master’s degree in civil engineering and PhD in hydraulic and environmental engineering.

Related sessions:

Sediment management