People

Dr Jian Peng

Senior Research Associate in Hydrological Modelling

School of Geography and the Environment

Jian’s research concerns the estimation of high-resolution land surface water and energy fluxes from satellite observations, and the investigation of hydrological and climatic extremes as well as their impacts on vegetation.

E: jian.peng@ouce.ox.ac.uk
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Professor Edmund Penning-Rowsell

Distinguished Research Associate

School of Geography and the Environment

Edmund Penning-Rowsell has more than 35 years experience of research and teaching in the flood hazard field, analysing floods and investment in flood alleviation, river management, water planning, and landscape assessment. His research focuses on the social impact of floods, and the policy response from regional, national and international organisations.

E: edmund@penningrowsell.com
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Christian Peters

DPhil Researcher

Department of Engineering Science

Christian’s D.Phil research focuses on enhancing the recovery of seawater desalination processes at lower energy consumptions. The objective is to achieve zero-liquid discharge desalination with membrane-based processes to offer a more sustainable and economical source of freshwater.

Supervisor: Nick Hankins

E: christian.peters@eng.ox.ac.uk

Rebecca Peters

DPhil - REACH

School of Geography and the Environment

Rebecca is a DPhil studying processes of institutional change in the urban water sector, primarily focusing on water security risks for the garment industry in Bangladesh. Uniting her background in economics and ecology, her research will examine relationships among government, society, and international industry, and explore the role of policy and regulation to support inclusive economic transitions.
Supervisor: Prof Robert Hope

E: rebecca.peters@ouce.ox.ac.uk

Kathryn Pharr

OWN Coordinator

School of Geography and the Environment

Kathryn Pharr coordinates the network’s research and administrative activities. She is responsible for internal and external communications, events organisation, supporting research proposals, and engagement with partner organisations. Her research relates to water resources and science policy.

E: owncoordinator@water.ox.ac.uk
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