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Robert Hope is Professor of Water Policy, School of Geography and the Environment and Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment.

Main area(s) of interest/expertise

I work on water economics, policy and poverty with a focus on Africa and Asia.

Why is Oxford a good place to work in research related to environmental challenges?

The breadth and depth of expertise is outstanding with a real commitment to translate science into impacts for people and economies.

What is the biggest environmental challenge facing the planet right now?

Climate, of course, but in particular how this creates enormous but uncertain impacts for water resources and water services to support lives and livelihoods.

Despite the challenges, are you optimistic about our future?  

We are in unchartered waters and optimism needs long-term political, enterprise and financial commitments; we are not there, yet.

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