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Dr Naho Mirumachi

Dr Naho Mirumachi

Naho MirumachiLecturer

Tel:  +44 (0)20 7848 2865 

Department of Geography 
King's College London 
K7.49 King's Bulding 
Strand Campus 
WC2R 2LS    

Research Interests

  • transboundary water conflict and cooperation
  • water governance
  • environmental security
  • framing of natural resources management


Naho is Lecturer in Geography at the Department of Geography, King’s College London.  Trained in political science, international studies and human geography, she has research interests in the politics and governance of the environment, particularly water.  Her latest book, Transboundary Water Politics in the Developing World (Routledge) brings together some of her thinking on the political economy of international transboundary river basins and conflict and cooperation over shared waters.  Her research on water issues particularly in developing country contexts feeds into broader themes of interest: institutions for environmental governance; power and environmental discourse; scale and agency.  Naho has fieldwork experience in the Orange-Senqu River basin in Southern Africa, Ganges River basin in South Asia, and the Mekong River basin in Southeast Asia, and most recently Tanzania. 

Naho leads King’s Water, a research hub on water, environment and development, spanning the breadth of social and physical sciences.  She also directs the interdisciplinary MSc Water: Science and Governance programme, which has attracted students from the UK, Sweden, Netherlands, US, Canada, Chile, Bhutan, Hong Kong and beyond.

Naho is a Visiting Research Fellow at the Water Security Research Centre & School of International Development, University of East Anglia, and collaborates on water security research.  She has also been an active member of the London Water Research Group, an independent network of academics, practitioners and activists.  She is a Senior Research Fellow for the international research network on Earth System Governance under Future Earth. Prior to joining the department, she taught at the Department of Geography and Environment, London School of Economics and Political Science.


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