A New Year, A New start at Oxford Water Network

With Alastair Strickland moving onto new opportunities, the Oxford Water Network welcomes Kathryn Pharr as the new coordinator.  Kathryn is thrilled to take on this new role having enjoyed being a part of OWN previously through her research on policy and socio-ecological factors of water resources in 2018.

Kathryn’s work as Coordinator will focus on strengthening interdisciplinary linkages among researchers and partners working on water issues, both within and beyond the University of Oxford. This will include new events and opportunities, particularly for Michaelmas term 2019, so be on the lookout! Kathryn also welcomes any suggestions and ideas.

Before joining OWN, Kathryn has worked on policy and programmes regarding transboundary water, integrated water resource management, water governance, and science & technology innovation & entrepreneurship as a contractor for the U.S. Department of State. She has also consulted on Arup and 100 Resilient Cities’ City Water Resilience Framework. Kathryn’s work has taken her to Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East. Her academic background is Analytical Chemistry and International Relations with a Masters of Science from Wake Forest University (North Carolina, USA) and a Bachelors of Science from the College of William and Mary (Virginia, USA).