Second year student in the Department of Geography
Decisions concerning resource use can have knock-on effects on other environmental systems in profound and often unintended ways. Energy policies to curtail carbon emissions can increase water and land use; water-efficiency measures can increase energy demand; and, land use policies can exacerbate climate change and its impacts on water availability. To avoid problem-shifting between water, energy, land, and the climate system, my research aims to deepen understanding of their interactions. By modelling the environmental burden of over 25 million supply chains within the global economy, my PhD provides an evidence base for policy makers to promote integrated sustainable resource management.