Robin Harder

Honorary Postdoctoral Fellow




  •  PhD – Chemical Environmental Science (Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden. 2015)
  •  MSc – Civil Engineering (Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands. 2010)
  •  BSc – Civil Engineering (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich, Switzerland. 2007)

Research Interests

My current research interest is how future human excreta management might best support farming systems that seek to regenerate soils and maintain long-term soil health, and which quantitative assessment tools are adequate to guide nutrient recycling towards best supporting soil and food security. This research interest stems from the combination of my background in urban water management and environmental systems analysis with my keen interest in food and farming systems.

Current Research

Project 1: Okanagan Bioregion Nutrient Management
The Okanagan Bioregion Nutrient Management Project aspires to map nutrient flows in the Okanagan Bioregion for the current and future agricultural production and resource management systems. The aim is to identify opportunities for improving nutrient self-reliance through closing nutrient cycles at the local and regional scales. Nutrient self-reliance will benefit food self-reliance. The project is part of the Okanagan Bioregion Food System Design Project, which aims to identify what a sustainable food system in the Okanagan Bioregion looks like and how it can be achieved.


A list of publications can be found here.