Molly Hellmuth has more than 15 years of international experience in addressing the development challenges of climate-related risk by advising governments, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), and development practitioners about water resources, climate services, climate change adaptation, and disaster risk management. She has worked on climate change adaptation projects funded by the World Bank (WB), the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the Climate and Development Knowledge Network, the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD), and others.
Prior to joining ICF, Dr. Hellmuth held a senior position at the International Research Institute for Climate and Society (Columbia University) where she developed knowledge management processes to gather and transfer knowledge on the use of climate information to improve decision making and development outcomes. She has collaborated on applied research projects in West and Southern Africa; published extensively in development and policy-oriented books, journals, and other publications; and has developed climate-related management strategies and guidelines for various clients, including the African Development Bank.
Dr. Hellmuth has a Ph.D. and an M.S. in Environmental and Civil Engineering from the University of Colorado and a B.S. in Environmental/Water Resources Studies and French from the University of Minnesota.