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Julian is a sustainable development professional with expertise in the climate adaptation and water sectors, focusing particularly on urban environments in Asia.

Julian Doczi is a Research Officer in Water Policy at the Overseas Development Institute in London, with over four years of experience in policy research, project management and networking in the climate adaptation and water sectors.

He is an expert on the links between climate adaptation and water, including both water supply, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) services and water resources management (WRM). He focuses his skills on policy research, project implementation, capacity development, and monitoring, evaluation and learning to help tackle the huge governance challenges facing this sector. He is particularly interested in building resilient WASH services in urban areas in Asia. Some of his sectoral interests include: political-economy analysis, climate risk management tools, water operator partnerships, economic analyses, the post-2015 process, WASH service delivery, and M&E and impact evaluation for the water sector.

Outside of the water sector, he is interested in resilient urban services more broadly, including energy, transport, urban planning, waste management and DRR/DRM.

He has travelled widely in East and Southeast Asia. He has strong conversational ability in Tagalog and a decent knowledge of French.

He holds a M.Sc. in Climate Change and International Development from the University of East Anglia and a B.Sc. in Environmental Sciences from Royal Roads University.

  1. Why poor water management is bad economics


  2. Innovating for pro-poor services: why politics matter

    Research reports

  3. From potatoes to solar panels, local innovations are key to resilience


  4. Urbanisation: consequences and opportunities for the Netherlands' Directorate-General for International Cooperation

    Research reports

  5. Urban sanitation markets: scale and resilience