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Roger Calow

Senior Research Fellow

Climate and Sustainability

Portrait of Roger Calow

Roger Calow is a Senior Research Fellow and an Honorary Research Associate at the British Geological Survey. Roger has over 20 years’ experience on international research and development projects in Asia, Africa and the Middle East, and has worked for over 2 years in China on irrigation management and rights reform with the Ministry of Water Resources and provincial government.

Roger has a detailed knowledge of water resource management, service delivery and water and poverty issues in developing countries, and has worked as a consultant for the World Bank, Cardno Acil Australia, DFID, the FAO and UNESCO. He is an author of several books and numerous journal articles, and has given invited presentations at the Royal Society in London, and the universities of Oxford, Cambridge and California.

Roger leads an interdisciplinary team of 8 staff spanning the physical and social sciences, and was Director of the DFID-funded RiPPLE programme in Ethiopia. Countries of work experience include Ethiopia, Ghana, Malawi, South Africa, Tanzania, Zimbabwe, China, India, Thailand, Sri Lanka and Palestine.

  1. Combatting climate change with nature-based solutions

    Event

  2. Just add water: a landscape analysis of climate finance for water

    Research reports

  3. Dealing with Covid-19 in rural Africa: lessons from previous crises

    Briefing/policy papers

  4. The untold story of water in climate adaptation. II. 15 countries speak

    Research reports

  5. Achieving equality in water and sanitation services

    Event

  6. Hidden from view: why water quality matters as much as quantity

  7. Future flows: global trends to watch on water and sanitation

    Working papers

  8. 10 things to know about the future of water and sanitation

    Briefing/policy papers

  9. A thirsty future: water strategies for Ethiopia's new development era

    Research reports

  10. China-Africa: a maturing relationship? Growth, change and resilience

    Briefing/policy papers

  11. Gender, agriculture and water insecurity

    Research reports

  12. Urban sanitation markets: scale and resilience

    Event

  13. A thirsty world: making local action global

    Event

  14. Climate and environmental risk screening for rural water supply in Ethiopia

    Research reports

  15. Building adaptive water resources management in Ethiopia

    Research reports

  16. Can fracking green China’s growth?

    Research reports

  17. Who gets what: China's water dilemma

  18. The Political Economy of Agricultural Policy Processes in Africa

    Event

  19. Growing more with less: China’s progress in agricultural water management and reallocation

    Research reports

  20. Household water use, poverty and seasonality: Wealth effects, labour constraints, and minimal consumption in Ethiopia

    Other