Sonia Ferdous Hoque is an environmental social scientist, currently working as a Postdoctoral Researcher in water security and society for the REACH programme at the University of Oxford. Her research focuses on the environmental, financial and social risks to drinking water services in Bangladesh, Ethiopia and Kenya, with particular interests in exploring the socio-spatial inequalities in household water security and wellbeing. 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., Hope, R., Arif, S.T., Akhter, T., Naz, M. and Salehin, M. (2019) A social-ecological analysis of drinking water risks in coastal Bangladesh. Science of the Total Environment, 679: 23-34.
- 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, 20(4): 725-743.
- 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.