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Declan Conway

Professorial Research Fellow
Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment


 Declan Conway joined the Grantham Research Institute as a Professorial Research Fellow on the 28th October 2013. 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 Co-editor in Chief of Global Environmental Change 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

Research Interest

  Water security and climate change Adaptation and development Water-energy-food Nexus China and climate change Nile Basin and climate change

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