Dr Catherine Grasham
Postdoctoral Researcher in Water Security and Society (Social Scientist)
Catherine Fallon Grasham is a social scientist who specialises in water security in Ethiopia. She has been working in Ethiopia since 2009 and has a keen understanding of the country’s water sector and recent demographic change. She currently leads the social science research in the Awash River basin, Ethiopia, for REACH: Improving water security for the poor, an interdisciplinary research programme. With mixed research methods, her work addresses the interconnectedness of water, politics and human development with a particular focus on highlighting the voices of the poor. She holds a PhD in Water Security and International Development from the University of East Anglia (2018) and was a PhD fellow with the International Water Management Institute (IWMI) in Addis Ababa from 2014-15. Catherine’s wider research interests include, but are not limited to, gender, WASH and rural development.
- Grasham, C.F. and Neville, G. (2021) Socio-political processes must be emphasised alongside climate change and urbanisation as key drivers of urban water insecurity. Water Policy, 23(1): 36-57.
- Grasham, C.F., Calow, R., Casey, V., Charles, K.J., de Wit, S., Dyer, E., Fullwood-Thomas, J., Hirons, M., Hope, R., Hoque, S.F., Jepson, W., Korzenevica, M., Murphy, R., Plastow, J., Ross, I., Ruiz-Apilánez, I., Schipper, E.L.F., Trevor, J., Walmsley, N. and Zaidi, H. (2021) Engaging with the politics of climate resilience towards clean water and sanitation for all. npj Clean Water, 4(42).
- Grasham, C.F., Korzenevica, M. and Charles, K.J. (2019) On considering climate resilience in urban water security: a review of the vulnerability of the urban poor in sub‐Saharan Africa. WIREs Water.
- Bruns, A., Krüger, T., Lankford, B., Frick, F., Grasham, C.F. and Spitzbart, C. (2016) A water perspective on land competition. In, Niewöhner, J., Bruns, A., Hostert, P., Krueger, T., Nielsen, J., Haberl, H., Lauk, C., Lutz, J. and Müller, D. (eds.) Land Use Competition: Ecological, Economic and Social Perspectives. Springer International Publishing, Switzerland. pp. 313-332. ISBN: 978-3-319-33626-8.
- Grasham, C.F. (2016) Competing narratives of water resources management in Ethiopia. In, Niewöhner, J., Bruns, A., Hostert, P., Krueger, T., Nielsen, J., Haberl, H., Lauk, C., Lutz, J. and Müller, D. (eds.) Land-Use Competition: Ecological, Economic and Social Perspectives. Springer International Publishing, Switzerland. pp. 347-361. ISBN: 978-3-319-33626-8.