Donald John Charles Robertson

Donald John Charles Robertson


Personal profile

Personal Statement

Donald is a PhD student and Hydro Nation Scholar working within the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at the University of Strathclyde. 

Donald's transdisciplinary research focuses on the practical application of citizen-generated data for use within water management systems and institutions. With an international focus to his work, Donald specifically examines how water sector professionals interact with and perceive citizen-generated data, as well as where the oppertunities and barriers lie. Donald aims to apply this learning to help co-create strategies for incorporating novel sources of data into water management practices for real-world impact. 

Donald is supervised by Prof Tracy Morse (University of Strathclyde), Dr Rowan Ellis (James Hutton Institute, Aberdeen) and, Dr Chris White (University of Strathclyde).

Prior to joining the Hydro Nation team Donald obtained a B.Sc (Hons) Geology from the University of Manchester and a M.Sc. Hydrogeology from the University of Strathclyde. In addition to his formal educational, Donald has several years of experience working on water-related research projects both in the UK and abroad with skills and experience in; data-generation projects, monitoring & evaluation, stakeholder engagement, environmental governance and international development.

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Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
  • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals

Education/Academic qualification

Master in Science, Hydrogeology, University Of Strathclyde

Bachelor of Science, Geology, University of Manchester


  • Citizen science
  • Water Policy
  • Malawi
  • Participatory Methods


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  • Advances in the application and utility of subseasonal-to-seasonal predictions

    White, C. J., Domeisen, D. I. V., Acharya, N., Adefisan, E. A., Anderson, M. L., Aura, S., Balogun, A. A., Bertram, D., Bluhm, S., Brayshaw, D. J., Browell, J., Büeler, D., Charlton-Perez, A., Chourio, X., Christel, I., Coelho, C. A. S., DeFlorio, M. J., Delle Monache, L., Di Giuseppe, F., García-Solórzano, A. M., & 40 othersGibson, P. B., Goddard, L., González Romero, C., Graham, R. J., Graham, R. M., Grams, C. M., Halford, A., Huang, W. T. K., Jensen, K., Kilavi, M., Lawal, K. A., Lee, R. W., MacLeod, D., Manrique-Suñén, A., Martins, E. S. P. R., Maxwell, C. J., Merryfield, W. J., Muñoz, Á. G., Olaniyan, E., Otieno, G., Oyedpo, J. A., Palma, L., Pechlivanidis, I. G., Pons, D., Ralph, F. M., Reis Jr., D. S., Remenyi, T. A., Risbey, J. S., Robertson, D. J. C., Robertson, A. W., Smith, S., Soret, A., Sun, T., Todd, M. C., Tozer, C. R., Vasconcelos Jr., F. C., Vigo, I., Waliser, D. E., Wetterhall, F. & Wilson, R. G., 22 Nov 2021, In: Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society. 57 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

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    57 Citations (Scopus)
    33 Downloads (Pure)
  • Paleo-geohydrology of Lake Chilwa, Malawi is the source of localised groundwater salinity and rural water supply challenges

    Rivett, M. O., Symon, S., Jacobs, L., Banda, L. C., Wanangwa, G. J., Robertson, D. J. C., Hassan, I., Miller, A. V. M., Chavula, G. M. S., Songola, C. E., Mbemba, C., Addison, M. J., Kalonga, P., Kachiwanda, Y. & Kalin, R. M., 2 Oct 2020, In: Applied Sciences. 10, 19, 36 p., 6909.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

    Open Access
    9 Citations (Scopus)
    17 Downloads (Pure)