Declan Conway

Professorial Research Fellow

Declan Conway joined the Grantham Research Institute as a Professorial Research Fellow in October 2013.


Professor Conway is an interdisciplinary researcher concentrating on the interactions between climate and society. During 2009 – 2011 he held a part-time secondment with the UK Department for International Development as a Senior Research Fellow on climate change. He is Chair of the UK Programme Executive Board of UPGro, an interdisciplinary UK Research Council research programme on Unlocking the Potential for Groundwater in sub-Saharan Africa. He is a member of the NERC-ESRC-DFID Ecosystem Services for Poverty Alleviation International Programme Advisory Committee.

Declan is a Co-editor in Chief of Global Environmental Change and holds Editorial positions with; Climate Change and Development and Food Security. He was a contributing Author to the IPCC Special Report on Extremes: Chapter 3 Changes in Climate Extremes and their Impacts on the Natural Physical Environment.

Research programmes

SAHEWS - Southern Africa's Hydri-Economy and Water Security. Belmont Forum

PRISE - Pathways to Resilience in Semi-Arid Economies (CARIAA-IDRC-DFID)

Robust decision-making in the water sector (CCCEP ESRC)

Research Interests

  • Water security
  • Adaptation and climate change

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