Thank you for stopping by Political Economy of Water.
Political Economy of Water was created by Jonathan Grant in July of 2012. He is currently the Editor and a Writer.
Jonathan: Water Governance researcher with a recent LLM in Water Governance and Conflict Resolution from the IHP-HELP Centre for Water Law, Policy and Science and UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education. This followed my MSc in International Political Economy at the LSE. Water as you may be able to guess, fascinates me. My studies focus on the nexus of politics, economics, and behaviors of actors on an international scale. I have studied the Nile, Sesan, and Amu Darya extensively in my dissertations, focusing on why states behave in a manner that does not produce optimal benefits on transboundary rivers.
I spend most of my free time reading non-fiction such as Einstein by Walter Isaacson and The Big Thirst by Charles Fishman or anything by Malcolm Gladwell and Dan Ariely.
Rugby has been a large part of my life, having been privileged enough to play for my home club the Cincinnati Wolfhounds, Auckland University, and Blackheath FC. I now coach in my spare time having given up the game due to injury. I’m an avid hiker and would like to point out that the picture across the top was taken while trekking in Patagoinia in the French Valley of Torres del Paine.
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