Dr. Chris de Bont.

Name: Dr. Chris de Bont.

Title:Post-doctoral researcher.

Nationality: Dutch

Chris is a post-doctoral researcher at the department of Human Geography at Stockholm University, Sweden. She obtained her PhD in Human Geography at the same department in 2018, where her research focused on farmers’ roles in (re-)shaping irrigation technology and institutions and how these processes interact with larger development policies and ideas of modernisation. She conducted field work in Tanzania for her MSc and PhD research, and is interested in all aspects of irrigation and water management in the country.

Currently Chris is a visiting post-doc at WISE-Futures and is part of the “Transformation to Groundwater Sustainability” project together with Dr. Hans Komakech. For two years she will study how farmers’ initiatives can contribute to the development and governance of groundwater resources in Tanzania.

Recent publications include:

  1. Chris de Bont, Hans C. Komakech, Gert Jan Veldwisch (2019) Neither modern nor traditional: Farmer-led irrigation development in Kilimanjaro Re

    gion, Tanzania: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.worlddev.2018.11.018 World Development , Volume 116, April 2019, page 15-27

  2. >Hans C. Komakech, Chris de Bon (2018) Differentiated Access: Challenges of Equitable and Sustainable Groundwater Exploitation in Tanzania; www.water-alternatives.org Water Alternatives 11(3): 623-637, Volume 11 | Issue