Stefano Farolfi (Ph.D.) is a senior water economist at CIRAD. He is Deputy Director of the research unit G-Eau (Water management, actors and uses) and extraordinary professor at the Department of Agricultural Economics of the University of Pretoria. Between 2009 and 2013 he was scientific director of the International Center for Water Economics and Governance in Africa (IWEGA). Between 2002 and 2009 he was residential fellow and senior lecturer at the Centre for Environmental Economics and Policy in Africa (CEEPA) of the University of Pretoria, where he coordinated a number of projects on water governance and management and taught courses of environmental economics and policy.
Dr. Farolfi published numerous scientific articles on the economics of water, co-edited a 2006 Earthscan book on water governance and sustainable development and a 2016 Springer book on decentralization of water governance in Africa. His main research interests refer to the negotiation and coordination aspects of water management and to the behavioural analysis of stakeholders.