As Programme Manager for the Yorkshire Integrated Catchment Solutions Programme (iCASP), Rob is responsible for coordinating the day-to-day delivery of iCASP, including managing the iCASP staff and the relationships between all of the organisations involved.
Rob will be using his project development and management experience, and his technical background in climate change adaptation and environmental policies in multiple countries, from his time at United Nations Environment World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC) and BirdLife International, to help deliver success for iCASP.
Rob’s challenges will include staying on top of the partner’s needs and the research that is available to address these, as well as identifying opportunities for the future development of iCASP, whilst still finding time to do his fell running across Yorkshire, Lancashire and Cumbria!
Rob has an M.A. in Geography from the University of Cambridge and a MSc. in Nature, Society and Environmental Policy from the University of Oxford.
iCASP supports regional organisations and researchers to use environmental science to manage flood and drought risk in the context of climate change, improve water quality, and enhance the carbon storage, productivity and resilience of the region’s soils and woodlands, through joined-up approaches to land and water management in the River Ouse basin. This is expected to generate more than £50 million of benefits for the region from influencing investments, identifying cost savings, and creating new products and jobs, and to inform policies and practice.
Further information on iCASP is available here:
- MSc. (Oxon)
- BA (Hons) Cantab
Research groups and institutes
- River Basin Processes and Management