Contact Harry Nicklin

Background

UK/US dual citizen with varied experience working in corporate sustainability, management consulting, and research roles. My undergraduate education was in Natural Resource & Environmental Economics at the University of Massachusetts Amherst (USA), followed by graduate studies in Water Science & Management at Utrecht University (NL). During this time, my Master's thesis research on the costs of inaction of urban pluvial flooding was published in Water Journal. Upon graduation, I worked in the corporate sustainability team of Royal DSM, leading a research project estimating the impacts of DSM's products on food loss & waste reduction. I then worked as an analyst at a small management consultancy firm, VBM Associates. Since September 2020, I have been enrolled in full-time PhD studies at Cranfield University where I am researching domestic water use behaviour as part of the Centre for Doctoral Training in Water Infrastructure & Resilience.

Current activities

My interests and current research activities focus on the opportunities to reduce water waste in households, enabling water, energy, and financial savings for both consumers and businesses in the water industry. My research, supervised by Dr. Heather Smith and Dr. Paul Jeffery, investigates how smart water meters that provide real-time feedback on household water use on a per appliance basis can be utilised to raise awareness of water water waste at home and ultimately enable households to use less water. By embracing 5g and internet-connected technologies such as smart water meters, more information can be collected and provided to customers regarding water use, and through a series of experiments we will discover how to use this data to influence households to reduce their water use. By reducing water use (especially hot water use in daily bathing activities), water and energy savings can be realised and overall resilience to the effects of climate change on water resources can be improved.