Sonia Ferdous Hoque is an environmental social scientist, with research experience in urban water governance, conservation and pricing, rural livelihoods, climate change adaptation and poverty dynamics. She currently leads on qualitative research approaches linking water security and poverty for the REACH: Improving water security for the poor programme, focusing on Kenya, Ethiopia and Bangladesh. She holds a PhD in Earth and Environment (2016) from the University of Leeds. Her PhD research explored the differential livelihood adaptation to socio-ecological change in coastal Bangladesh. She has completed her MSc. in Environmental Management (2011) from the National University of Singapore (NUS) and BSc. in Environmental Science (2009) from North South University, Dhaka. She has received the Shell Gold Medal and Prize and the Chancellor's Gold Medal for being the most outstanding student of her masters and bachelors cohort respectively. Prior to joining her PhD program, Sonia worked as a Research Associate at the Institute of Water Policy (IWP), NUS (2011 - 2013), where her research focused on roles of private and public sector in urban water governance and water tariffs in urban domestic and non-domestic sectors. She also served as a Research Officer at the Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies (BIDS) (2009-2010), where she was involved in research on climate change adaptation in Bangladesh.
Post Doctoral Researcher in Water Security and Society
- REACH: Improving water security for the poor
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- Hoque, S.F. (2014) Water conservation in urban households: The role of policies, prices and technology. International Water Association (IWA), UK. pp. 224. ISBN: 9781780405476.
- Hoque, S.F. and Hope, R. (2018) The water diary method – proof-of-concept and policy implications for monitoring water use behaviour in rural Kenya. Water Policy.
- Hoque, S.F., Quinn, C.H. and Sallu, S. (2018) Differential livelihood adaptation to social-ecological change in coastal Bangladesh. Regional Environmental Change, 18: 451-463.
- Hoque, S.F., Quinn, C.H. and Sallu, S. (2017) Resilience, political ecology, and well-being: an interdisciplinary approach to understanding social-ecological change in coastal Bangladesh. Ecology and Society, 22(2): 1-20.
- Hoque, S.F. and Wichelns, D. (2013) State-of-the-art review: Designing urban water tariffs to recover costs and promote wise use. International Journal of Water Resources Development, 29(3): 472-491.
- Hoque, S.F., Gunawansa, A. and Rahman, M. (2014) Potential for residential water conservation in Dhaka. In, Lye, L.-H., Savage, V.R., Ming Chou, L., Yu, L.E. and Kua, H.-W. (eds.) Sustainability Matters: Volume 2: Asia's Energy Concerns, Green Policies and Environmental Advocacy. World Scientific Publishing, Singapore. 1108 pp. ISBN: 978-981-4546-80-5.
- Gunawansa, A., Bhullar, L. and Hoque, S.F. (2013) Introduction. Chapter 1 in, Gunawansa, A. and Bhullar, L. (eds.) Water Governance: An Evaluation of Alternative Architectures. Edward Elgar Publishing, UK. 448 pp. ISBN: 978 1 78100 641 2.
- Hoque, S.F. and Gunawansa, A. (2013) Good Governance - A Final Analysis. Chapter 15 in, Gunawansa, A. and Bhullar. L. (eds.) Water Governance: An Evaluation of Alternative Architectures. Edward Elgar Publishing, UK. 448 pp. ISBN: 978 1 78100 641 2.
- Barbour, E., Hall, J.W., Adnan, M.S.G., Khan, M.S.A., Rahman, M.M., Hoque, S., Salehin, M. and Borgomeo, E. (2018) Investing in the Coastal Poor: Societal Trade-offs for Water Security Infrastructure. American Geophysical Union, Fall Meeting 2018.