Associate Professor, Department of Environmental Conservation
University of Massachusetts
MS Energy & Resources Group at University of California Berkeley 2004
MEng Civil & Environmental Engineering Cornell University 1999
PhD Energy & Resources Group at University of California Berkeley 2009
Senior Research Associate at the Tyndall Center for Climate Change Research at the University of East Anglia in the UK. (2010-2012)
Assistant Professor, Department of Environmental Conservation, University of Massachusetts Amherst, 2012 to present
I research environmental governance, with a focus on water resources in the context of global change. I am particularly interested in how adaptation to climate change in the water sector is influenced by a) institutional structures 2) the socio-political-cultural lenses used in interpreting information and c) the need to make decisions and act under uncertainty. My research is itself a form of boundary work, and I am especially interested in connecting those who produce knowledge with stakeholders, policy makers, and government agencies.
Key concepts I study include: environmental governance; climate change adaptation; transboundary water; energy-water nexus; coupled-human environmental systems; collaborative governance; decision-making under uncertainty; environmental policy integration; integrated water resources management.