People

Dr Cathy Baldwin

Research Affiliate

Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology

Cathy is an applied anthropologist and consultant specialising in the social, cultural and health and well-being aspects of, and effects that communities experience from urban development, planning and infrastructure, environmental management, and adaptation to climate change.

E: cathy.baldwin@anthro.ox.ac.uk
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Professor Chris Ballentine

Chair of Geochemistry

Department of Earth Sciences

Chris is the Chair of Geochemistry in the Department of Earth sciences and has a broad interest in groundwater interaction with hydrocarbon, helium, nitrogen and carbon-dioxide (CO2-sequestration) multiphase systems. He uses noble gas isotopic tracers to understand groundwater residence and the source of geogenic gases. He is the Oxford PI on a 5 year USGS initiative to identify the impact of historical hydrocarbon production on Californian drinking water supplies.

E: chris.ballentine@earth.ox.ac.uk
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Dr Paola Ballon

Honorary Research Associate

School of Geography and the Environment

Paola is a Research Associate at the Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment and former Researcher in Development Economics of the REACH – Improving Water Security for the Poor programme (DFID, 2015-2022), and the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative, Oxford University, U.K. She is an econometrician with expertise in the measurement and statistical analysis of multidimensional poverty, female empowerment and water-security.

E: paola.ballon@ouce.ox.ac.uk
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Prof. Rene Bañares-Alcántara

Reader in Engineering Science / Fellow at New College

Department of Engineering Science

Rene’s research interests include the Water-Energy Nexus (technology and policy), decentralised water treatment, and the provision of access to clean water in poor countries.

E: rene.banares@eng.ox.ac.uk
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Professor John Boardman

Emeritus Fellow: Geomorphology and Land Degradation

School of Geography and the Environment

John Boardman is a geomorphologist with ongoing research interests in soil erosion in southern England; and land degradation, dam sedimentation and problems of water supply in South Africa.

E: john.boardman@eci.ox.ac.uk
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