Alessio Giardino
Senior Water Specialist (Climate Change), Climate Change, Resilience, and Environment Cluster, Climate Change and Sustainable Development Department, Asian Development Bank

Alessio Giardino is a senior climate adaptation and disaster risk management specialist with over 19 years’ professional experience in the water sector. His current focus at ADB is on leading knowledge and innovation work to inform the design of resilient investments in the water sector. Prior to ADB, he worked at Deltares. He holds an MSc in Environmental Engineering (cum laude) from the University of Turin in Italy and a PhD in Coastal Engineering from KU Leuven in Belgium.

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In the Solomon Islands, the approach combined short-term actions with low potential for future regret with long-term options for future climate conditions.


Improve water supply, sanitation, and solid waste management to strengthen resilience to vector-borne diseases.