Nikolai is an Environmental Expert in River Basin Management with over 15 years of international experience. His expertise is on environmental assessments on rivers, basins and watersheds in relation to ecosystem services, climate change sensitivities, environmental flows, conservation landscape planning, hydropower dam- and irrigation development. Nikolai’s work relies on advanced GIS methodologies and visualizations in combination with field observations and identifying pragmatic environmental solutions. These solutions include capacity building of program officers, technical staff, scientists, and government officials from various ministries in different countries.
Nikilai has been working on assignments in Nepal, Bhutan, India, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Laos, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia, the USA and Egypt. Since 2008 Nikolai is based in Vientiane, Laos.