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Paul Sayers

Senior Visiting Fellow

Environmental Change Institute

Paul Sayers (CEng MICE) has over 20 years of national and international experience of managing the water environment and related risks. His research interests include strategic management of natural hazards, infrastructure systems and societal impacts, in particular relating to flooding, coastal erosion and water scarcity.

E: paul.sayers@ouce.ox.ac.uk; paul.sayers@sayersandpartners.co.uk
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Ranu Sinha

DPhil Researcher

School of Geography and the Environment, Smith School for Enterprise and the Environment

Ranu’s doctoral thesis investigates whether investments in irrigation infrastructure enhance water security and welfare benefits at a sub-national scale by drawing on data from a decadal, World Bank funded, irrigation investment program in Madhya Pradesh, India.
Supervisors: Dr Rob Hope & Dr Simon Dadson.

E: ranu.sinha@some.ox.ac.uk
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Dr Louise Slater

Associate Professor in Physical Geography; Chair of the Oxford Water Network

School of Geography and the Environment

Louise Slater’s research focuses on understanding and predicting changes in floods and fluvial systems in the context of contemporary shifts in climate and land cover. She uses data-driven methods to disentangle the different drivers of flooding and fluvial change across a variety of climates and land use types. She is also the Chair of the Oxford Water Network.

 

E: louise.slater@ouce.ox.ac.uk
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Dr Abi Stone

College Lecturer and Postdoctoral Researcher

School of Geography and the Environment

Abi Stone investigates the dynamics of dryland systems, including environmental change, landscape dynamics and groundwater resources.

E: abigail.stone@ouce.ox.ac.uk
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Jesper Svensson

DPhil Researcher

Smith School for Enterprise and the Environment

Jesper’s doctoral research investigates an array of both institutional, infrastructural and biophysical features of water reallocation projects in Northern and Northwestern China and how the interrelations produce resource outcomes. His goal is to advance empirical insights on the determinants of collective action at different levels in the hierarchical governance structure in China. Supervisor: Dr Dustin Garrick.

E: jesper.svensson@ouce.ox.ac.uk
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