Manuela Di Mauro
Manuela Di Mauro is an expert advisor on climate, environment and infrastructure in the UK Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office, and currently leads the research portfolio under the CLimate Adaptation and Resilience initiative as well as FCDO’s relationship with the Adaptation Research Alliance, and stepped in as Co-Chair in 2023 as maternity cover for Rosalind West. Before joining FCDO, Manuela was the Water Lead at the UK National Infrastructure Commission; the lead advisor on climate resilience to the built environment at the UK Committee on Climate Change; and led disaster risk reduction policies and programmes for the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR). Manuela also held technical roles at the Earth Observatory of Singapore, where she advised South-East Asian governments on tsunami and earthquake risk management and climate risks in urban contexts, and at the engineering consultancy HR Wallingford Ltd, working on flood and water risks. Manuela holds a PhD in industrial engineering, a master and bachelor’s degrees in environmental engineering and is a Chartered Water and Environmental Manager and Member of CIWEM.