Nathaniel Mason

Nathaniel Mason

Senior Research Fellow, Overseas Development Institution

Nat specialises on water security, looking at issues ranging from implications for local livelihoods to questions of planetary boundaries. He previously worked for WaterAid and did an extended consultancy for the World Bank Water and Sanitation Programme.

Nat's research background is in pro-poor service delivery, financing and policy, and the political and technical dimensions of water security.

His work at ODI ranges from researching the links between WASH services and peace- and state-building in fragile contexts; to writing policy briefings on water security metrics; to coordinating ODI inputs to a 4 year, multi-country EC research project on irrigation in Africa.

Nat previously worked for WaterAid in the UK and Nepal, on a number of policy-oriented research projects around financing water supply and sanitation in developing countries. He joined ODI after a period with the Water and Sanitation Program of the World Bank, Nairobi helping research and write the second round of Country Status Overviews – produced in collaboration with over thirty countries, for the African Ministers’ Council on Water.