CoST Observer representing the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office
Manuela Di Mauro is Infrastructure Advisor in the Economic Cooperation and Growth Directorate of the UK’s Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO). Manuela joined FCDO in 2019 from the UK National Infrastructure Commission where she was Senior Technical Advisor and Water Lead. Previously she was the lead advisor on the built environment’s climate resilience at the UK Committee on Climate Change and led the Global Risk Model for the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction.
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 at the engineering consultancy HR Wallingford Ltd. Manuela holds a PhD in industrial engineering, a master’s degree in environmental engineering (geophysics) and a undergraduate degree in hydraulic structures and modelling. She is a Chartered Water and Environmental Manager and Member of CIWEM.