Roger Calow is Head of ODI's Water Policy Programme and an Honorary Research Associate at the British Geological Survey. Roger has over 20 years’ experience on international research and development projects in Asia, Africa and the Middle East, and has worked for over 2 years in China on irrigation management and rights reform with the Ministry of Water Resources and provincial government.
Roger has a detailed knowledge of water resource management, service delivery and water and poverty issues in developing countries, and has worked as a consultant for the World Bank, Cardno Acil Australia, DFID, the FAO and UNESCO. He is an author of several books and numerous journal articles, and has given invited presentations at the Royal Society in London, and the universities of Oxford, Cambridge and California.
Roger leads an interdisciplinary team of 8 staff spanning the physical and social sciences, and was Director of the DFID-funded RiPPLE programme in Ethiopia. Countries of work experience include Ethiopia, Ghana, Malawi, South Africa, Tanzania, Zimbabwe, China, India, Thailand, Sri Lanka and Palestine.