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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 of natural resources management, particularly water.  Through issues of water allocation and river basin management issues in developing country contexts, she examines three inter-related themes: institutions of water allocation; power and environmental discourse; scale and agency.  Her recent publications have examined conceptualisations of conflict and cooperation in international transboundary river basins and its implications on water governance.  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.  She is Associate Editor of Water International.

Dedicated to the communication between science and policy, Naho convenes an interdisciplinary seminar series on water resources management and governance through the EPD-hosted London Water Research Group, an independent network of academics, practitioners and activists.  In addition, she is programme director of the interdisciplinary postgraduate degree, MSc Water: Science and Governance.

She is also a Visiting Research Fellow at the Water Security Research Centre & School of International Development, University of East Anglia, and collaborates on water security research.  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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