UWE Bristol Academic Spotlight: Professor Chad Staddon

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Chad Staddon is Professor of Resource Economics and Policy at UWE Bristol. He is an internationally-recognised expert in the socio-economic dimensions of water and especially water services.

His more than 100 scientific publications present research on the water consumer experience, demand management policies, attitudes to the water environment, water security, resilience in on and off grid water systems and household water insecurity in low resource communities around the world.

He has also researched and published extensively on issues related to the social science and economics of forestry and the forest industry. He is currently Global Director of the International Water Security Network and Associate Head of Department for Research and Scholarship.

In the recent past he has been co-lead investigator on the EC-funded project “Sustainable Water Action Network” (SWAN), and Water Research Fellow at the University of North Carolina, USA.  Along the way he has also led externally-funded research projects in Canada, the USA, Latin America, the UK, Western and Eastern Europe and Africa.

The Household Water InSecurity Experiences (HWISE) Scale: development and validation of a household water insecurity measure for low-income and middle-income countries. Source: ResearchGate

Dr. Staddon serves as an executive committee member for the Household Water Insecurity Experiences (HWISE) – Research Coordination Network (RCN). The Household Water Insecurity Experiences (HWISE) Scale is a short survey instrument that has the potential to transform our understanding of household water insecurity and especially progress towards Sustainable Develoment Goal 6 “Clean Water and Sanitation for All”.  It has already been validated for use around the world and is being used by a variety of organisations including OxfamWater Witness InternationalUNESCO-IHP, UNICEF and WaterHarvest for research, planning and policy effectiveness review. The tool is designed to be easy to use and interpret. It has already been applied in more than three dozen countries around the world.

Read more about Professor Staddon’s Research into household water insecurity and the Covid-19 pandemic

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