Degree completed in 2020.

Risk Narratives and Institutional Responses: Charting the Evolution of Unregulated Drinking Water Services in Rural Bangladesh, 1972-2016


Academic Profile

Alex Fischer's research focuses on water security and sustainable resource management. Hi s thesis title is 'Do new information flows influence better water institutions in fragile states? Exploring the contingent relationships between decision-makers and measurement technologies.'

His current work explores how new data flows from sensors and smart-meters creates value and efficiency for decision-making across water stakeholders, including communities, investors and policy-makers, particularly in contexts of scare resources, high-variability and institutional fragility. Fischer previously worked at the Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN), the Earth Institute at Columbia University on integrated socio-economic and environmental monitoring platforms in fragile states.

Current Teaching


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