Kevin Grecksch is a Departmental Lecturer and Course Director (MSc in Water Science, Policy and Management) in the School of Geography and the Environment at the University of Oxford. He is a social scientist who specialises in water governance and climate change adaptation. His research interests include water governance, climate change adaptation, governance of societal transformation processes, property rights and the governance of natural resources, sustainability and ecological economics.
Before taking up his lectureship, Kevin was a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow at the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies (CSLS) at the University of Oxford. His British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship project dealt with sustainable underground space regulation in the UK. His previous work at the CSLS was part of the multidisciplinary ENDOWS (ENgaging diverse stakeholders and publics with outputs from the UK DrOught and Water Scarcity programme) and MaRIUS (Governance of Water Scarcity and Drought in the UK) project that engages legal scholars, economists, human geographers, hydrologists, and climate scientists in the development of a more risk-based approach to governance of drought.
Prior to joining the CSLS, Kevin was postdoctoral researcher and projects coordinator at the University of Oldenburg’s Centre for Environmental and Sustainability Research (COAST) where he coordinated projects on sustainable bioenergy supply chains and marine energy potentials. In summer 2013, Kevin was visiting researcher at Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, Port Elizabeth, South Africa. Before joining COAST, he was doctoral researcher and lecturer in Ecological Economics at the University of Oldenburg’s Department of Business Administration, Economics and Law, where he worked on the governance of climate change adaptation. His teaching included issues such as water resources management, environmental policy and politics, corporate environmental and sustainability strategies, property rights and natural resources and practical projects in sustainability.