Dr Caroline A Sullivan BA(London), PGCertEd(Exeter), MSc(Keele), PhD(Keele) Associate Professor Caroline Sullivan is an ecological and environmental economist specialising in water management and policy, climate adaptation and valuation of ecosystem services. Prior to joining the academic staff at SCU, Dr Sullivan worked as a Distinguised Research Fellow at the Oxford University School of Geography and the Environment, where she was based for 2 years, after working for eight years as the Head of Water Policy and Management at the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, Wallingford, UK. Originally qualified in Economics and Psychology, she went on to study Economic Development Planning at the masters level, before completing her PhD in Ecological and Environmental Economics, on the Valuation of non timber forest products. She has worked in developing countries for over 25 years, both in research and teaching, and has been engaged in the fields of water research, economic development, poverty and the MDGs, and environmental management for sustainable development. She has lived for over 15 years in various countries in Africa, Latin America and South East Asia, and has carried out project work in over 40 different developing countries. Dr Sullivan currently teaches Environmental and Ecological Economics to undergraduate and post graduate students in SCU's School of Environment, Science and Engineering. She also teaches Natural Resource Policy, and leads a new postgraduate unit on Environment and Development. She has been external examiner on the Sustainable Development and Ecological Economics masters level courses at Leeds University department of Earth and the Environment (UK), and on water resources at the University of Warwick, UK. Dr Sullivan is also currently Director of Research for the School of Environment, Science and Engineering at SCU, and is also a fellow of the ANU Centre for Water Economics, Environment and Policy. She is a member of the Science Council for the Washington based Global Adaptation Institute, and for 5 years has been a member of the scientific committee of the international http://www.diversitas-international.org/activities/research/freshwaterbiodiversity. Her main current research interests are in improving water management for both humans and ecosystems. In addition to Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM), on which she has worked extensively for several years, she has done considerable work on the development of integrated indices, most notably the Water Poverty Index and the Climate Vulnerability Index. She has also worked for many years on wetlands, ecosystem values and services, tourism and forestry, non timber forest products, water economics, transboundary water management, and adaptation to climate change. The Climate Vulnerability Index which she developed in 2005 and continues to work on, has been identified by UNESCO as a key water indicator, and has been included in the UN World Water Development Report (2006 , 2009 and 2012). In addition to her academic work, Dr Sullivan has also carried out consultancies for the World Bank, the African Development Bank, Ausaid, World Vision Australia, the UK Department for International Development, the United Nations Food and Agricultural Organisation. and the International Fund for Agriculture and Development. She has been technical advisor on the development of water indices to a wide range of other organisations
Multidimensional analysis of water poverty in MENA Region: an empirical comparison with physical indicators (with Hatem Jemmali), Social Indicators Research (2012)
It is not easy to determine whether water is really scarce in the physical sense...
The water and sanitation index of development effectiveness (WIDE) in Sub-Saharan Africa: overview of country performance (with Marco Stampini and Adeleke Salami), Africa Economic Brief (2012)
Managing wetlands: integrating natural and human processes according to law (with D E. Fisher), Hydrological Sciences Journal (2011)
Wetlands perform functions that are both hydrological and ecosystemic. Both humans and the natural environment...
Quantifying water vulnerability: a multi-dimensional approach, Stochastic Environmental Research and Risk Assessment (2011)
In today’s uncertain world, vulnerability of water supplies is of increasing concern. A number of...
Saving the world's rivers: what must be done? (with David Dudgeon, S E. Bunn, P M. Davies, M O. Gessner, S Glidden, P Green, P B. McIntyre, A Prusevich, C Reidy Liermann, and C J. Vorosmarty), World Rivers Review (2011)
The adaptive water resource management handbook (with Jaroslav Mysiak, Hans Jorgen Henrikson, John Bromley, and Claudia Pahl-Wostl), (2010)
Water, biodiversity, and ecosystems: reducing our impact (with Jay O'Keeffe), Water resources, planning and management: challenges and solutions (2011)
Promoting adaptive water management in the Orange Senqu river basin: a NeWater case study (with Chris Dickens, Myles Mander, Muriel Bonjean, Douglas Macfarlane, S Bharwani, Neela Matin, K van Nieukerk, N Diederichs, A Taylor, M SC King-Okumu, N Kranz, S Bisaro, A Zabala, A Romero, P Huntjens, and D Knoesen), The adaptive water resource management handbook (2010)
Poverty and the ethics of water development, Water ethics (2009)
Livelihood trade-offs in the commercialisation of multiple-use NTFP: lessons from marula (Sclerocarya birrea subsp. caffra) in southern Africa (with Sheona E. Shackleton, Charlie M. Shackleton, Rachel Wynberg, Rodger RB Leakey, Myles Mander, Tania McHardy, Saskia Den Adel, Andy Botelle, Pierre Du Plessis, Cyril Lombard, Sarah Laird, Tony Cunningham, and Dermot O. O'Regan), Non-timber forest products: conservation, management and policy in the tropics (2006)
Commercialisation of non-timber forest products (NTFP), apart from the multitude of benefits, is often associated...
The disappearing ethics of world development, The global environment 2006: Annual Directory of the Chartered Institute of Water and Environmental Management (2006)
Water resources, climate change and human vulnerability (with C Huntingford), Proceedings of Interfacing modelling and simulation with mathematical and computational sciences: 18th IMACS World Congress, MODSIM09 (2009)
Can water stressed regions be characterised when there is sparse data? (with J Buma, N Kukuric, and J Griffioen), Reducing the Vulnerability of Societies to Water Related Risks at the Basin Scale - 3rd International Symposium on Integrated Water Resources Management (2007)
In the identification of effective mitigation strategies to combat water stress, indicators for natural hydrological...
Facilitating adaptive management in large river basins: using the transboundary analytical framework (with Michael C. Acreman, P K. Wouters, and E Castro), CAIWA 2007: ICoping with complexity and uncertaintainty: International Conference on Adaptive & Integrated Water Management (2007)
Current approaches for transboundary water management: are they best practice? (with P K. Wouters, Michael C. Acreman, and E Castro), Third International Symposium on Transboundary Waters (2006)
The challenge of transboundary water management is geographically widespread throughout the world, but the responses...
Do investments and policy interventions reach the poorest of the poor?, Water crisis: myth or reality? : Marcelino Botín Water Forum 2004 (2006)
Reports & training materials
Development aid and access to water and sanitation in sub-Saharan Africa: volume II case studies (with Marco Stampini, Muriel Bonjean, and John Bromley), African Development Bank (2010)
Assessing water vulnerability in the Orange River Basin in South Africa (with N Diederichs and Myles Mander), NeWater Technical Report (2009)
Development aid and access to water and sanitation in sub-Saharan Africa: volume III The Watsan Index of development effectiveness: methodology (with Marco Stampini, Muriel Bonjean, and John Bromley), African Development Bank (2009)
Development aid and access to water and sanitation in sub-Saharan Africa: volume I assessment of water and sanitation in sub-Saharan Africa: an overview and conclusions (with Marco Stampini, Muriel Bonjean, and John Bromley), African Development Bank (2009)
Review of issues on water storage in international development (with Michael C. Acreman, Richard Harding, Charles Stratford, Francis Farquharson, Gwyn Rees, Helen Houghton-Carr, Ian Gale, Roger Calow, Alan MacDonald, and John Chilton), Centre for Ecology and Hydrology/BGS (2009)
Water is essential for all life is and occurs in various natural stores of the...