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Technical Director, JBA Consulting, Singapore
Blair has primarily focused on sustainable environmental and engineering design of resilient infrastructure and flood risk mitigation strategies in various coastal and inland settings. With 17-years’ involvement in utilising numerical hydraulic, wave and hydrodynamic models to understand how nature-based solutions can reduce risk and integrated into optimal flood risk management strategies. This includes considering the economic benefit of green and blue infrastructure holistically to inform investment decisions and policy execution.Blair holds dual masters degrees in oceanography and economic policy. He has worked extensively in Singapore including on its flagship Coastal Adaptation Study, restoration of Sungai Buloh, Pualu Ubin, Changi Beach and the Pulau Tekong mangroves and dozens of maritime and industrial water design projects and impact assessments. At JBA he works internationally on integrated flood risk management projects, primarily for multilateral development banks.