Judith Maréchal

 judith_marechal [at] hotmail.fr


PhD Candidate - Water and Sanitation (WASH) in remote and cold regions
Science writer 




Professional experience

2019: Present: Danish Technical University, ARTEK Campus, Sisimiut, Greenland

PhD research on the Influence of water systems on human health in Greenlandic settlements.

2016: CNRS / Musée de l’Homme - Paris, France

Writing, translations and project editing: Compiling and editing the contributions of Indigenous experts to a publication on Local Indigenous Knowledge, Climate Change and knowledge coproduction, to be published in collaboration with UNESCO.

2014 - 2016: International Center for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), Communication Consultant – Kathmandu, Nepal

Research, science writing and project editing for The Himalayan Climate and Water Atlas, Impact of Climate Change on Water Resources in Five of Asia’s Major River Basins, launched at a UNEP side-­‐event in Paris, at COP21. Communicating core findings from four years of research by the Himalayan Climate Change Adaptation Programme (HICAP)

Event management: international workshops and conferences in Kathmandu and Dhulikhel, Nepal

2012 - 2014: GRID-­‐Arendal, Polar and Cryosphere Division, Polar Research Assistant - Arendal, Norway

Hosting the Many Strong Voices Programme, for people of the Arctic and Small Island Developing States (SIDS)

Research, science writing and project editing for the publication Time to Act - to reduce Short - Lived Climate Pollutants, with CCAC and UNEP - DTIE

Copyediting for the report The Last Straw, Food Security in the Hindu Kush Himalayas and the additional burden of climate change, with ICIMOD for HICAP

Post-­‐production and editing of Snowy OWL Talks videos (with UArctic)

2011: Base Océans - Expedition “DeepSea Under the Pole” (Master’s degree internship)

Science writing for web-­‐based outreach to the general public on the Arctic environment

Development of an international networking database for scientific partnerships

2009 - 2011: Sorosoro Programme for the Protection of Word Languages (Fondation Chirac) - Paris, France

Science writing and communication (English, French and Spanish)

Coordination and Event management 

2007 - 2009: UNESCO, Programme of UNESCO Goodwill Ambassadors - Paris, France

Institutional communication and Event management 



2019 - Present

PhD research on the Influence of water systems on human health in Greenlandic settlements. (Danish Technical University, ARTEK Campus, Sisimiut, Greenland)


Solid Waste Management (Certificate) (UNESCO - IHE Institute for Water Education)


The Biology of Water and Health - Sustainable Interventions (verified Certificate) (Tufts University, Open Education Consortium - through edX)

Introduction to the Treatment of Urban Sewage (verified Certificate) (Faculty of Civil Engineering and Geosciences, Delft U. of Technology - through edX)

2010 - 2011

Master in Arctic Studies (Sustainable Development and Environmental Sciences) (UVSQ, France (Magna cum laude))


Last revision: May 2021