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Dr Duncan Thomas

Research Fellow, EBL Fellow and Visitors Coordinator

Duncan's research interests include: European science dynamics, Innovation, climate change resilience and sustainability in regulated water utility sectors, and Global water and sanitation planning and policies.

His work for UK Water Industry Research (UKWIR) on barriers to innovation in the UK water sector in 2006 received significant attention and has led to Duncan's involvement in a range of high-level water-related initiatives around the UK - including appearing before the All Party Parliamentary Water Group in the House of Commons, and being appointed to Ofwat's Future Regulation Advisory Panel in 2012 (see also his water blog, waterstink.com).

Division: 
Research
Sustainability enthusiast?: 
No
Interdisciplinary themes: 
Climate
Economy
Water

Connections

Course

Water Sanitation Policy and Planning in Developing Countries

Water supply and sanitation; household water use; privatisation; planning protocols; social mobilisation

Group

Manchester Institute of Innovation Research

The Manchester Institute of Innovation Research is a centre of excellence in the field of innovation studies, which includes the overlap of innovation with science management and science policy. With over 50 full members, approximately 50 PhD researchers and a range of associated academics, MIoIR is Europe’s largest and one of the World’s leading research centres in its field. As a dedicated research centre, MIoIR is at the heart of innovation-related research in the Manchester Business School and The University of Manchester.

Keywords: 
Business, Innovation, Economy

Group

water@manchester

A network to facilitate interdisciplinary collaboration in water-related research across The University of Manchester and with external research, government and industry organisations.

Keywords: 
Water, Climate change, Resources