Carole joined the GRI in July 2014 where she worked on the SAHEWS project (Southern Africa’s Hydro-Economy and Water Security). She moved on in August 2016 to take up post as NERC Independent Research Fellow and Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of Sustainable Resources at University College London (UCL).
Carole’s research concentrates on the water-food-energy nexus of Southern Africa, and on the socio-economic implications of climate forecasts, regarding natural resources management in particular.
Her doctoral thesis focuses on water resources transfers, through Chinese and international agricultural trade.
- Environmental engineering
- International economics / trade
- Environmental policy
- Climate change mitigation and adaptation
Research - 2017
This paper explores how hydropower dams planned for eastern and southern Africa could put electricity supply at risk for vast regions because they rely on the same rainfall patterns for electricity generation. Read more
Research - 2016
Agriculture will need to significantly intensify in the next decades to continue providing essential nutritive food to a growing global... Read more
We combine global hydrological model simulations with international food trade data to quantify the water resources embedded in international food trade in southern Africa and with the rest of the world, from 1986–2011. Read more
Research - 2015
In southern Africa, the connections between climate and the water–energy–food nexus are strong. Physical and socioeconomic exposure to climate is... Read more