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Dr. Lisa Bunclark

Professor / Researcher

Newcastle University


Professor Bunclark is a Doctor in Sustainable Water Management from Newcastle University, United Kingdom. She holds a Master’s degree in Development Studies (graduated with honors) from University of East Anglia, United Kingdom, and a Master’s degree in Civil Engineering (First-Class Honors) from Imperial College London, United Kingdom. Certified Implementer and Assessor of the Water Stewardship Standard of the Alliance for Water Stewardship (AWS).



Professor Bunclark has been the Research Coordinator at the Institute of Sustainability in Newcastle University (United Kingdom), International Consultant in Sustainable Water Management to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations in Rome (Italy), Consultant for Partnerships in Practice (United Kingdom), Postgraduate Researcher at the School of Food, Agriculture and Rural Development at Newcastle University (United Kingdom), Research Assistant at the School for International Development at the University of East Anglia (United Kingdom) and a Coastal,  Rivers  and Maritime Engineer at Royal Haskoning (now Royal HaskoningDHV) in London (United Kingdom). Professor Bunclark also has experience working with various governmental and non-governmental international development organisations, including  Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit  (GIZ), Engineers Without Borders UK, Practical Action and WaterAid.

Member of the Institute for Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability (UK)



  • Corporate responsibility and sustainability, sustainability reporting, multi-stakeholder partnerships for sustainable development.
  • Natural resources management, with a focus on water resources management, green infrastructure and ecosystem conservation.
  • Climate change adaption, sustainable agriculture, livelihood improvement.
  • Qualitative methodologies, grounded theory, participatory research.



Professor Bunclark has been the author/coauthor of several papers published in international peer-reviewed journals, such as:

  • Everard, M., Loayza, R., Bunclark, L., & Taboada, R. (2020). Comparative analysis of hybridized solutions to water resources management in Burkina Faso, India and Perú. International Journal of Water Resources Development.
  • Bunclark, L., Gowing, J., & Oughton, E. (2018). Understanding decisions on land-based adaptation to climate change: Exploring adoption of water harvesting technologies in Burkina Faso. Global Environmental Change, 48, 243-254.
  • Salman, M., Bunclark, L., AbuKhalaf, M., Borgia, C., Guarnieri, L., Hoffmann, O., Sambalino, F., van Steenbergen, F., & Lebdi, F. (2016). Strengthening agricultural water efficiency and productivity on the African and global level, Status, performance and scope assessment of water harvesting in Uganda, Burkina Faso and Morocco. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Rome.
  • Bunclark, L., Gowing, J., & Oughton, E. (2015). Dealing with messy problems: Lessons from water harvesting systems for crop production in Burkina Faso, Proceedings of 38th WEDC International Conference, Loughborough University, UK, 2015: Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Services Beyond 2015: Improving Access And Sustainability.
  • Bunclark, L., & Gowing J. (2014). Meso-scale water harvesting in Tanzania – a further look at prospects for sustainable intensification of agriculture, Agriculture for Development21, 16-18.
  • Gowing, J., & Bunclark, L. (2013). Water harvesting experience in East and West Africa – prospects for sustainable intensification of rainfed agriculture, Agriculture for Development, Special issue on Water in Agriculture, No 20.
  • Milman, A., Bunclark, L., Conway, D. et al. Climatic Change (2013). Assessment of institutional capacity to adapt to climate change in transboundary river basins. Climate Change, Vol 121, No 4.
  • Milman, A., Bunclark, L., Conway, D. & Adger, W.N. (2012). Adaptive capacity of transboundary basins in the Mediterranean, the Middle East and the Sahel, Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Working Paper 151. Norwich, Tyndall Centre for Climate Change.
  • Bunclark, L., &Lankford, B. (2012.) Rainwater harvesting: A suitable poverty reduction strategy for small-scale farmers in developing countries? Waterlines, Vol 30, No 4.
  • Bunclark, L., Carter, R., Casey, V., Day, S. and Guthrie, D. (eds.) (2011). Managing water locally. An essential dimension of community water development.London/Oxford: The Institution of Civil Engineers, Oxfam GB and WaterAid.
  • Autor de los siguientes capítulos de libros:
  • Gowing, J., Bunclark, L., Mahoo, H., & Kahimba F. (2018). The ‘Majaluba’Rice Production System: A Rainwater Harvesting ‘Bright Spot’in Tanzania. In Filho, W.L., de Trincheria Gomez, J. (Eds.) Rainwater-Smart Agriculture in Arid and Semi-Arid Areas(pp.303-321). Cham, Switzerland, Springer International Publishing
  • Snelder, D., Kahimba, F., Korodjouma, O., Abebe, A., Oughton, E., & Bunclark, L. (2018). Adaptations in Water Harvesting Technologies for Enhancing Food Security and Livelihood: A Multi-country Study in Sub-Saharan Africa. In Filho, W.L., de Trincheria Gomez, J. (Eds.) Rainwater-Smart Agriculture in Arid and Semi-Arid Areas(pp.95-119). Cham, Switzerland, Springer International Publishing.



She currently is a Professor and Researcher at CENTRUM PUCP Business School.