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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. UK water forum: water equity in the new development era

    Event

  2. The real water crisis: inequality in a fast changing world

    Working papers

  3. Adaptation to climate change in water, sanitation and hygiene: assessing risks, appraising options in Africa

    Research reports

  4. Africa's 'hidden water': can it secure agricultural growth and food security?

    Event

  5. World Water Day theme ignores the ‘nuts and bolts’ of progress

  6. Rural water supply corruption in Ethiopia

    Book/book chapter

  7. Voices from the source: struggles with local water security in Ethiopia

    Research reports

  8. Achieving water security: lessons from research in water supply, sanitation and hygiene in Ethiopia

    Book/book chapter

  9. Achieving water security

    Book/book chapter

  10. Water security: from abstract concept to meaningful metrics

    Working papers

  11. Securing food and water

  12. Rural water supply corruption in Ethiopia

    Book/book chapter

  13. European Report on Development 2011/2012 - Confronting scarcity: managing water, energy and land for inclusive and sustainable growth

    Research reports

  14. Integrated approaches to water resources management in Africa

    Event

  15. Size matters: Africa’s water resources

  16. Chapter 3: Why water resource management is important in 'Managing water locally: an essential dimension of community water development'

    Book/book chapter

  17. Infrastructure and water strategies for climate compatible development

    Event

  18. Climate change, water resources and WASH: a scoping study

    Working papers

  19. Famine in Somalia

    Event

  20. Assessing water resources in China using PRECIS projections and VIC model

    Working papers