People

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 is currently on maternity leave. Her role is to coordinate 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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Professor Steve Rayner

James Martin Professor of Science and Civilisation; co-directs the Oxford Programme for the Future of Cities and the Oxford Geoengineering Programme

Institute for Science Innovation and Society

Steve Rayner is a political anthropologist committed to changing the world through social science. He has extensive experience including serving on various US, UK, and international bodies addressing science, technology and the environment. He co-directs the Oxford Programme for the Future of Cities and the Oxford Geoengineering Programme, both supported by the Oxford Martin School.

E: steve.rayner@insis.ox.ac.uk
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Dr Laura Rival

Lecturer in Social Anthropology and Development

Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology

Laura Rival has extensively worked in Latin America and particularly with indigenous people, investigating their conceptions of the environment. Adopting an anthropological approach, her research develops a new theoretical conceptualisation of nature and society, where water plays an important part.

E: laura.rival@anthro.ox.ac.uk
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Michael J Rouse CBE

Distinguished Research Associate

School of Geography and the Environment

Michael Rouse has extensive knowledge and experience of water governance and regulation, including all aspects of audit and enforcement, and the governance issues related to both public sector management and privatisation. Research interests include institutional structures, regulation, finance, subsidies, water charges, cost recovery, public participation, and drinking water safety and regulation, with an overarching focus sustainable water services delivery.

E: michaeljrouse@yahoo.co.uk