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Dr Christopher Schulz

The Value Base of Water Governance in the Upper Paraguay River Basin, Mato Grosso, Brazil

Project Dates: 1 September 2013 - 31 August 2017
Viva Date:29 June 2017


Dr Christopher Schulz was a Hydro Nation Scholar and PhD researcher (Geography) at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC), Edinburgh, and the James Hutton Institute, Aberdeen. His research aimed at identifying multiple dimensions of (water) values and their connections with water governance in Brazil’s Upper Paraguay River Basin, including the Pantanal wetland. His qualitative and quantitative empirical research engaged a wide variety of stakeholders from the local water sector, as well as a large number of members of the general public and has been published in several leading journals. Besides his PhD in Geography, he holds an MSc (distinction) in Environment and Development from the University of Edinburgh, as well as a BA in Politics and Public Administration from the University of Konstanz.

After defending his PhD thesis, Dr Christopher Schulz conducted a pilot study on social, economic, and cultural values of tropical peatlands in the Peruvian Amazon with an interdisciplinary team of researchers at the School of Geography and Sustainable Development, University of St Andrews and the Peruvian Amazon Research Institute (IIAP), Iquitos, Peru. He is now working in a research project on the legacy and impacts of the World Commission on Dams at the Department of Geography, University of Cambridge.