Christian studies people’s adaptation strategies to climate variability and uncertainty, applying economic concepts like flexibility and diversification. He works with Declan Conway on the UMFULA project which focuses on decision making under uncertainty in Central and Southern Africa.
Christian holds a Masters degree in hydrology from Wageningen University in the Netherlands and a PhD degree in environmental economics from the same university. His doctoral thesis focuses on flexibility in land and water use for coping with rainfall variability.
Over the past 10 years, Christian worked for various large climate and water related research projects, focusing mainly on East Africa and South Asia.
Next to the Grantham institute he remains connected to Alterra, one of the main research institutes of Wageningen UR in the Netherlands.
- Decision making under uncertainty
- Water resources allocation
- Hydro-economic modelling
- Food security
- Coping with climate variability