Donald John Charles Robertson

Donald John Charles Robertson


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Personal Statement

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

Donald's transdisciplinary research focusses on the role of non-traditional data sources in water management systems. Specifically, Donald is investigating the use of citizen-derived data for water resource management in Malawi. 

Donald is supervised by Dr 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, Donald also has several years experience working on water-related projects in the UK and abroad. 


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, University Of Strathclyde

Bachelor of Science, University of Manchester


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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 others, Gibson, 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

    Open Access
  • 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
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