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. Paul will be a panelist on the 2019 ICE flood conference on ‘Role of future technology in flood management’.
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.
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.
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.