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Karen Simpson

 
Doctoral Researcher University of the West England
 
Member Since: Tue Feb 9 2016
 
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I joined the International Water Security Network in 2016 with over two decades experience in the water industry. I'm undertaking a Doctorate in water efficiency and behaviour change with Prof. Chad Staddon. Before starting at UWE, I worked for Thames Water Utilities Limited (TWUL) from 2011-16, and managed two award-winning area-based partnership water efficiency campaigns: the flag-ship Save Water Swindon project, with Waterwise and WWF-UK, and Care for the Kennet, with Action for the River Kennet. I'm also a volunteer youth leader with Girlguiding and is very proud of H2O 4 Life, a challenge resource I co-wrote, a partnership between TWUL and Girlguiding South West England. I also have experience in consultancy with Mouchel (2006-10) and WRc (1991-98), worked at the Environment Agency Head Office (1998-2004) and was a Water and Climate Change Policy Adviser at the National Farmers’ Union (1 year, 2005-06). I have experience across the water cycle, and undertook strategic programme management and policy development for the National Environment Programme of wastewater quality enhancements in 1999 (‘AMP3’, EA) and 2009 (‘AMP5’, for South West Water). I'm a Chartered Environmentalist and a Fellow of the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management.