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Research team

There are over 100 members in our team, from social scientists to hydrologists, economists to microbiologists.

Core team

Prof Richard Dawson

Hub Director

Working on floods, drought and climate risk management for cities and infrastructure
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Dr Jaime Amezega

Hub Deputy Director

Deputy Director and Ethics Committee chair; leading role in impact and policy research
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Dr Claire Walsh

Hub Research and Collaboratory Lead

Research Committee chair; leading establishing a global network of local water collaboratories
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Caroline Grundy

Hub Manager

Responsible for the overall operation, coordination and governance of the Hub

Dr Victoria Anker

Hub Impact and Communications Manager

Monitors the Hub’s impact and capacity building activities, and manages stakeholder communications

Julie Duncan

Hub Coordinator

Coordinating activity to support the development and success of the Hub
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Indian Institute of Technology Delhi

Prof Ashvin Gosain

Co-Investigator

India Collaboratory lead; works on hydrological modelling, urban hydrology, IWRM
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Dr Dhanya C. T.

Co-Investigator

WS3 co-lead; works on hydrological extremes, improvised hydrological modelling, early-warning method
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Dinesh Kumar

Researcher

Ph.D. student working on hydro-economics

Harsha Yadav

Researcher

Ph.D. student working on urban flooding

Kirity Kumar Roy

Hub Operations

Ethics Committee member; supports project administration, finance, management and due diligence

Maya Krishnan

Hub Operations

India Collaboratory manager; tracking project, communications, outreach, and stakeholder engagement

Prabhakar Shukla

Researcher

Works on climate change, groundwater modelling, water demand, and water quality issues

Raghav Agrawal

Researcher

Intern working on flood modelling for B.Tech project

Prof Rakesh Khosa

Co-Investigator

Works on water resources systems, conflict resolution, urban water supply, and storm water systems

Dr Sandhya Rao

Researcher

Works on climate change impacts, vulnerability and risk assessments in water and health sectors

International Water Management Institute

Alan Nicol

Co-Investigator

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Dr Alemseged Tamiru Haile

Researcher

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Dr Amare Haileslassie Tekle

Co-Investigator

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Likimyelesh Nigussie

Researcher

A social science researcher, contributing to equity and governance aspects of the Hub’s programme
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INTRAC

Dan James

Hub Operations

Development consultant supporting the Hub's Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning framework
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Lucy Gray

Hub Operations

Development consultant supporting the Hub's Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning framework

Newcastle University

Carol Huntley

Hub Operations

Responsible for negotiating and executing the collaboration agreement for the project
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Caroline Grundy

Hub Manager

Responsible for the overall operation, coordination and governance of the Hub

Dr Cat Button

Co-Investigator

WS4 co-lead; focusing on socio-cultural values, knowledge, and practices
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Dr Claire Walsh

Hub Research and Collaboratory Lead

Research Committee chair; leading establishing a global network of local water collaboratories
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Prof David Graham

Co-Investigator

Studies water quality and sanitation around the world, especially AMR spread and exposure in wastes
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Dr David Werner

Co-Investigator

Working on innovative water quality surveying, mapping and communication methods
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Donna Slassor

Hub Operations

Overseeing all financial reports to UKRI ensuring the terms and conditions of the award are observed

Dr Geoff Parkin

Co-Investigator

Supporting citizen science data collection for effective modelling and water management
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Giacomo Butte

Researcher

Assistant coordinator for WS3

Dr Gopal Iyer

Researcher

Driving cross-cultural interdisciplinary research in SDGs 4 (Education) and 6 (Water and Sanitation)

Dr Graham Morgan

Co-Investigator

Creator of Game Lab, a world leading laboratory in video game research and teaching
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Dr Greg O'Donnell

Researcher

Senior researcher in catchment hydrology

Dr Jaime Amezega

Hub Deputy Director

Deputy Director and Ethics Committee chair; leading role in impact and policy research
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Prof Jon Mills

Co-Investigator

Working on the development and application of geospatial solutions to water systems challenges
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Julie Duncan

Hub Coordinator

Coordinating activity to support the development and success of the Hub
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Dr Kishor Acharya

Researcher

Public health microbiologist, developing portable tools for microbial hazard surveying
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Maggie Roe

Co-Investigator

Working primarily on revealing and expressing the hidden socio-cultural values of water systems
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Dr Majed Khadem

Researcher

Working on delivering water value frameworks to enable holistic valuation of water services
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Dr Marcos Quintela-Baluja

Researcher

Dr Maria-Valasia Peppa

Researcher

Developing photogrammetric computer vision solutions to help solve global water security problems
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Prof Pauline Dixon

Co-Investigator

Project- and enquiry-based learning through participation and peer education focusing on UN SDGs
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Prof Richard Dawson

Hub Director

Working on floods, drought and climate risk management for cities and infrastructure
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Dr Steve Humble

Researcher

Project- and enquiry-based learning through participation and peer education focusing on UN SDGs
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Prof Tom Curtis

Co-Investigator

WS3 co-lead; environmental engineer focusing on biological treatment and microbial ecology
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Dr Victoria Anker

Hub Impact and Communications Manager

Monitors the Hub’s impact and capacity building activities, and manages stakeholder communications

Xanthe Polaine

Researcher

NUMed Malaysia

Dr Jeyanthy Eswaran

Researcher

Expert in cross-cutting experimental research that determines the impact of water quality on health
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Dr Michaela Goodson

Co-Investigator

Expertise in health outcome-related projects in Malaysia and other collaboratories
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Nur Raihan M Razak

Hub Operations

Oversees financial governance for the NUMed team
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School of Planning and Architecture New Delhi

Abhishek Kumar Bittu

Researcher

Works on sanitation condition and framing various sanitation solutions for urban poor in NCT Delhi

Prof Ashok Kumar

Co-Investigator

Works on water governance, policy and development plans, water equity, ethics and water values
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Ashwini More

Researcher

Working on water equity, pricing and public perceptions

Kajal Goyal

Researcher

Working on mapping of areas served with modern supply and sewerage system in NCT Delhi

Prof Dr P.S.N. Rao

Co-Investigator

Works on water demand management, reuse and recycling through water policy and water quality issues
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Prachi Singh

Researcher

Ethics Committee member; working on water quality monitoring

Prof Rabidyuti Biswas

Co-Investigator

Works on residential water management, demand management, water efficiency and conservation
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Savitri Kumari

Researcher

Working on planning and regulatory systems (policies, missions, development plans) for NCR Delhi

Sheilja Singh

Researcher

Working on mapping of water bodies in Delhi and their relationship to surrounding land uses

Universidad del Cauca

Alejandro Figueroa

Researcher

Prof Apolinar Figueroa Casas

Co-Investigator

Diana Marcela Ruiz Ordonez

Researcher

Dr Juan Carlos Corrales

Researcher

Leonairo Pencue-Fierro

Researcher

Dr Monica Patricia Valencia

Researcher

Universidad del Valle

Ana Milena Morgan Espitia

Hub Operations

Andres Fernado Toro Velez

Researcher

Carolina Blanco Moreno

Researcher

Catalina Osorio

Researcher

David Chaquea Romero

Researcher

Prof Edgar Quiroga

Researcher

Esteban Correa

Researcher

Prof Fabián Méndez

Co-Investigator

Prof Luis Darío Sánchez Torres

Co-Investigator

Prof Mariela García Vargas

Co-Investigator

Prof Mario Alejandro Pérez Rincón

Co-Investigator

Prof Miguel Ricardo Peña Varón

Co-Investigator

Natalia Andrea Duque Achipiz

Researcher

Samy Andrés Mafla

Researcher

Universiti Teknologi Malaysia

Prof Dr Azmi Aris

Co-Investigator

Malaysia Collaboratory lead, works on water quality modelling for the river basin
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Dr Che Hafizan Che Hassan

Researcher

Involved in water availability and sustainable river basin index studies

Dr Choong Weng Wai

Co-Investigator

Expertise in community engagement and environmental behaviour studies

Dr Cindy Lee Ik Sing

Project Manager

Malaysia Collaboratory manager, assisting researchers and coordinate inter-collaboratory matters

Juhaizah Bt Talib @ Harun

Hub Operations

Manages the financial aspects of research projects related to UTM's researchers
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Mohd. Faiz Foze

Hub Operations

Involved in field work related to hydrological and water quality sampling and analysis

Dr Neo Sau Mei

Researcher

Involved in community engagement and environmental behaviour studies

Dr Nor Azimah Mohd Zain

Co-Investigator

Works on anti-bacterial resistance with NUMed team
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Dr Nor Zaiha Arman

Researcher

Involved in water quality and data acquisition for the development of Sg. Johor DBM System

Dr Salmiati

Co-Investigator

Expertise in water quality, land use, and activities for development of Sg. Jojor DBM system
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Prof Dr Zainura Zainon Noor

Co-Investigator

Expertise in water availability and sustainable river basin index studies for water governance
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Dr Zulfaqar Sa'adi

Researcher

Involved in hydro-climatological modelling and future projection for hydrologic resilience

Prof Dr Zulkifli Yusop

Co-Investigator

WS2 co-lead, expertise in hydro-climatological modelling and projection for hydrologic resilience
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University of Leeds

Ann Marie Boyle

Hub Operations

Admin support for the water@leeds team

Dr Anna Mdee

Co-Investigator

WS5 co-lead; governance and politics of water, institutional reform and development intervention
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Prof Barbara Evans

Co-Investigator

Developing effective strategies for delivering sustained high-quality equitable water and sanitation
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Dr Gaby Lopez Gonzalez

Hub Operations

Admin support for the water@leeds team
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Dr Lata Narayanaswamy

Co-Investigator

Ethics Committee member; gender, decolonising knowledge and ethics, political economy of evidence
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Dr Mark Trigg

Co-Investigator

Working in WS3; water risk, hydrology, hydraulics, remote sensing, global datasets, web platforms
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Dr Miller Alonso Camargo-Valero

Co-Investigator

Working in WS3; delivering sustainable sanitation services via resource recovery from waste streams
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University of Oxford

Dr Cheryl Doss

Co-Investigator

Focusing on issues related to assets, agriculture and gender at household and intrahousehold levels
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Dr Dustin Garrick

Co-Investigator

Working at the interface of water and economy, on institutional analysis of water allocation reform
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Prof Jim Hall

Co-Investigator

Works on management of climate-related risks in infrastructure systems
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Dr Katrina Charles

Co-Investigator

Using interdisciplinary approaches to achieve safe drinking water for all
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Prof Rob Hope

Co-Investigator

Works on water policy, poverty and economics, to deliver sustainable rural water supplies
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Water and Land Resource Center

Adey Nigatu

Researcher

Water science engineering background and water resource systems researcher
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Dr Amare Bantider Dagnew

Co-Investigator

Natural resource management professional and governance research
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Dr Bezaye Gorfu Tessema

Project Manager

Ethiopia Collaboratory manager and environmentalist conducting research on water quality
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Dr Degefie Tibebe

Researcher

Climate researcher and geospatial scientist
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Elizabeth Dejene Wondmhun

Hub Operations

Programme administration
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Endaweke Assegide

Researcher

GIS and remote sensing background, research on water quality
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Dr Ermias Teferi

Researcher

Hydrologist and geospatial scientist
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Dr Gete Zeleke Eshetu

Co-Investigator

Ethiopia Collaboratory lead, expertise in natural resource management
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Dr Taye Alemayehu Hulluka

Co-Investigator

Groundwater hydrologist, conducting groundwater assessment research in Central Rift Valley
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Dr Tena Alamirew Agumassie

Co-Investigator

Water resource management professional, focusing on monitoring water quality
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Dr Tibebu Kassawmar

Researcher

GIS and remote sensing professional
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Venusia Gete

Researcher

Prof Woldeamlak Bewket

Researcher

Natural resource management professionally, with a focus on climate/environmental change
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