Dustin Garrick is University Research Chair in Water and Development Policy based at the School of Environment, Resources, and Sustainability, and a member of the Water Institute, at the University of Waterloo. He is also research fellow at the University of Oxford, where has been teaching since 2011. Prof. Garrick directs Blue Range Labs which addresses water in the context of global development challenges across a network of observatories and partnerships. His current work focuses across three themes: the new geography of water conflict and cooperation, valuing water for sustainable development, and adaptation pathways to increase water and food security. He is member of the technical committee for the Global Water Partnership and advisor to community groups, the World Bank and UN on water issues. He teaches courses on the Economics of Sustainability and contributes to the Collaborative Water Program where he is passionate about supporting the next generation of water leaders. In his spare time, he likes to spend time with his family and rides his bike to explore rivers and their cultural and natural heritage. In 2022, he co-founded a citizen science initiative and social enterprise called Water Cycles Expeditions to reconnect people and water through cycling and to use cycling to generate new data and insight about how communities value and share water in a changing world.
Associate Professor & University Research Chair