Declan’s research cuts across water, climate and society, with a strong focus on adaptation and international development. Originally a geographer, Declan draws on insights from different disciplines to pursue problem focused research. He has over 20 years experience working in sub-Saharan Africa and Asia (particularly China). Declan’s research funding has included the EU, UK departments DFID, Defra and DECC, UK NERC and ESRC, US NSF and the World Bank.
Chair of the Programme Executive Board of UPGro; Unlocking the Potential for Groundwater in sub-Saharan Africa
Project Lead on UMFULA (Uncertainty reduction in Models For Understanding deveLopment Applications ) and The economic impact of El Niño related floods and drought on small and medium enterprises in Botswana, Kenya and Zambia
Lead the Sustainable Development Theme in GRI
Water security and climate change
Adaptation and development
China and climate change
Nile Basin and climate change