Water resource management in low-and middle-income countries

My main research interests are water resource management and climate adaptation in rural communities and peri-urban neighbourhoods. 

By designing and using participatory methodologies and working in multi-disciplinary research groups together with local organizations, researchers and inhabitants, we aim to encourage knowledge co-production amongst all participants to highlight multi-stakeholder perspectives and address prioritized environmental and climate-related challenges. My most recent research projects have involved assessing vulnerability of water resources to climate change in two medium-sized cities of the Global South (Cochabamba, Bolivia and Kota, India) and the evaluating the potential usefulness of early-warning systems for drought for poor rural households in Limpopo, South Africa.

Education in Environmental Science

 I teach within the Master’s program - Science for Sustainable Development (SSD) at the Environmental Change unit. I am course coordinator for: Environmental and Resource Use Challenges, Research Skills, Internship in Environmental Science and co-coordinator for Sustainable Research Management. 

My main input is around assessing environmental issues including indices and modelling and attaining water security by addressing quantity, quality and access issues. I have recently been involved with designing a comprehensive Learning Portfolio for the Master’s Program (SSD) that guides students to reflect on and strategically steer their own learning in accordance with their individual learning goals.

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  • 2009
    Associate Professor (Docent) in Water and Environmental Studies, Linköping University
  • 2000
    PhD in Water and Environmental Studies, Linköping University
  • 1995
    Masters in Physical Geography, Uppsala University



Research Training Program with the Universidad de San Simón, Cochabamba, Bolivia

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