Dr Anna Murgatroyd is a Research Associate at the Environmental Change Institute (ECI), University of Oxford. Anna holds a bachelor’s degree in Geography from the University of Oxford, England. She recently completed her DPhil at the same university, titled ‘Adaptive water resources planning to manage London’s water supply’. Using water system modelling software, emissions driven river flow sequences, and water demand forecasts, Anna examined the vulnerability of the existing London water supply system to different sources of uncertainty, and evaluated the success of new supply infrastructure, demand management schemes, operating policies and regulatory rules under future scenarios of change. The three methodological planning frameworks developed as part of her doctoral research are designed to build water supply resilience to uncertain future conditions.
Her main research interests include water resources planning and management, computational modelling, multi-objective optimization, climate impacts analysis, data analysis, uncertainty analysis, data visualisation. Alongside her academic studies, Anna held the position of the Oxford Water Network Coordinator and was responsible for organising seminars and networking events, building relationships with external partners, and engaging with early career researchers.
Anna is currently part of the GCRF Water Security and Sustainable Development Hub team, working to help improve water security for a resilient future. Her work is focussed on the relationship between water security and sustainable development in Ethiopia, examining water secure development pathways against 21st Century climate change.