Judith also holds the following positions:
- Vice-Chair of the Grantham Research Insitute on Climate Change and the Environment
- Immediate past President of the Royal Geographical Society and member of Council
- Member of the UN Secretary General’s Advisory Board on Water and Sanitation.
- External Strategic Advisor, Climate & Development Knowledge Network (CDKN)
- Member Scientific Advisory Committee Energy Climate House, CEPS, Brussels
Judith was Director of the Grantham Research Insitute on Climate Change and the Environment and the ESRC Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy from 2008 until 2012.
Judith was Deputy Director of LSE from 1998 to 2004, and Acting Director from May 2011 until September 2012.
Judith has acted as advisor and consultant to a number of international organisations, government departments and NGO’s including the World Bank, UNDP and the EC/Rio Group, CPRE and Friends of the Earth. The advice has covered a range of water and environment related topics including the regulation of public and private water utilities, the provision of urban water and sanitation, sustainable development, pricing, institutional design and regulatory regimes in environmental management.
She was member of the Technical Advisory Committee of the Global Water Partnership from 1996 until 2009. Judith has also been chair of the Training and Development Board and member of the central Council at the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), from 2004 to 2010.
Judith was awarded the title of a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in 2006 and DBE in 2013.
Please note that Professor Rees is no longer able to accept requests to supervise PhD students.
- The governance of environmental resources and risk;
- Institutional design;
- Climate change adaptation;
- Public-private partnerships regulation;
- Use of market mechanisms;
- The water sector.
Research - 2015
The ‘nexus’ between water, energy and food (WEF) has gained increasing attention globally in research, business and policy spheres. We... Read more
Events - 2018
Events - 2017
Events - 2015
Events - 2014
Connie Hedegaard – Negotiating a New International Response to Climate ChangeEvent Type: Public Lectures
News - 2014
Next Friday, 28th February, the Grantham Research Institute and Department of Law will be staging a mock trial, with support from legal experts at Matrix Chambers. The prosecution and defence teams will set out the case for and against the baby boomer generation in respect to their contribution towards global climate change Read more
News - 2013
Judith Rees collected her DBE this week from Buckingham Palace, for her services to higher education. She collected her award alongside Bradley... Read more
Professor Judith Rees CBE has been made a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire for her services... Read more
News - 2012
Professor Rees was elected unopposed to the position for its three year term. She takes over as the Society’s figurehead... Read more
News - 2011
Professor Judith Rees, Director of the Grantham Research Institute, has been appointed interim director of the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). The School's Council asked her to accept the post from 2 May 2011 until such time as a permanent Director can take up the office. Read more