Olivia Becher is a DPhil student interested in large scale water system risks and adaptation – in particular, guiding water infrastructure development in the context of climate, hydrological, and water quality risks. Her DPhil is on water infrastructure resilience in Jamaica, entitled “Stress testing large-scale water system resilience: a multi-risk framework for guiding adaptation".
Olivia holds an undergraduate degree in Civil Engineering and previously worked in the Water division of Mott MacDonald. She also completed an MSc in Water Science Policy and Management at Oxford, where her dissertation was undertaken at the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology on evaluating large-scale model predictions of flood inundation in African wetlands against satellite Earth Observation.
Supervisors: Professor Jim Hall; Dr Raghav Pant