Senior Lecturer in Water-Food Security, The University of Manchester
Dr. Foster is a Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) in Water-Food Security in the Department of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering at the University of Manchester in the UK. He has over 10 years of experience working on agricultural water management and climate risk management in North America, Europe, Africa, and Asia. His research uses crop models, earth observation, and economic analysis to understand and improve decision-making about land, water and energy use in crop production. He uses insights from this work to design policies and technologies that support sustainable farming systems and rural economies, with a specific focus on development of novel tools for reducing exposure of agricultural to climate and water scarcity risks.