Experts' profiles - Viktor Novikov
Viktor Novikov
Viktor Novikov is a Capacity Building Programme Officer with UNEP/GRID-Arendal's office in Geneva. He has 10 years of professional experience, including assessing environmental impacts of major natural disasters (Indian Ocean Tsunami in 2004 and Pakistan earthquake in 2005); and assessing and mapping environmental and security hotspots in Eastern Europe and Central Asia. He has also conducted studies on remediation of toxic waste sites and prevention of industrial accidents, as well as mapping of melting glaciers. Viktor has also participated in national climate change assessments, and contributed to the following reports: Global Outlook for Ice and Snow, GEO-4 and Environment for Europe.

Viktor's expertise is on environmental issues and changes in Central Asia including countries such as Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Afghanistan, and sub-regions such as Caspian Sea, Ferghana Valley, the mountains of Pamirs and Tien-Shan, and the Amu Darya river basin.

He was given the UNEP/GRID-Arendal Award in 2003 for the best official online State of the Environment Report in Central and Eastern Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia entitled "State of the Environment Tajikistan 2002". He was also awarded the UNEP Asian Tsunami Disaster Taskforce's Certificate of Appreciation in 2005 for his contribution to UNEP's response to environmental emergencies.

Viktor holds a Master of Science degree in Environmental Science and Policy which he obtained in 2004.
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