• EH14 4AS

    United Kingdom

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Can soil and land restoration help control flooding? Fully funded IAPETUS2 PhD studentship available! Apply by 12 noon (UK time) 11 Dec 2023 (International candidates) or 12 noon 5th January (UK candidates). For further details please visit:

Nature-based solutions for water management: self-maintaining and future-proofed?
Are you interested in understanding the potential maintenance requirements of different nature-based solutions, and their future resilience? This interdisciplinary Hydro Nation funded PhD spanning natural sciences and economics could well be for you! If so, please get in contact.

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I am an interdisciplinary geoscientist specialising in the science and governance of nature-based solutions. My research focusses on evaluating the effectiveness of these approaches in the land and water sectors, and engaging with policy makers at local to international levels to enhance policy impact. This work has been influential in the development of global policies to reduce emissions from deforestation (REDD+) and in the implementation of natural flood management.

For past work on REDD+ see: https://odi.org/en/profile/leo-peskett/

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 1 - No Poverty
  • SDG 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land
  • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals


  • GB Physical geography
  • GE Environmental Sciences
  • QE Geology


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