Students

WSI undergraduates and graduate students participate in water security-related research and engagement and often, although not exclusively, work with WSI faculty. If you are a student engaged in WSI themed research and interested in joining WSI, please contact us for more information.

Kelli Condina, MS Student, Geography.  Ms. Condina studies water governance and political ecology.  Her research project examines water governance, domestic water security, and equity in small urban water systems in the Greater Houston Area.

Cutter González, MS Student, Geography (incoming). Mr. González research will address water governance and water security in relation to wastewater reuse and recycling.

Caroline Lima, MS Student, Geography (Universidade Federal do Ceará, Fortaleza). Ms. Lima takes part in the household water security study in Fortaleza, and her thesis topic examines household water insecurity and water politics in the industrial port of Pecem.

Lindsay Sansom, Doctoral Candidate, Ecosystem Science & Management . Ms. Sansom examines cooperation and conflict in transboundary watersheds, paying particular attention to the U.S.-Mexico border region.

Marcelo Henrique Soares, MS Student, Geography (Universidade Federal do Ceará, Fortaleza). Ms. Lima takes part in the household water security study in Fortaleza, and his thesis topic examines social vulnerability and water insecurity.

Paula Tomaz, Doctoral Candidate, Geography (Universidade Federal do Ceará, Fortaleza) examines water insecurity in Brazil’s semi-arid Northeast region, comparing urban and rural areas’ access to water and household water insecurity.

Amy Truong, MS Student, Water Management and Hydrological Science Program. Ms. Truong examines water security, paying particular attention to the process of negotiating transboundary watersheds in comparative contexts.  Her current project compares U.S.-Mexico and U.S.-Canada transboundary processes.

Anna Van de Grift, Ph.D. Student (incoming), Geography.  Ms. Van de Grift will begin her doctoral research examining water governance in Peru, paying particular attention to the role peatlands play in sustaining pastoral livelihoods, and questions of socio-environmental vulnerability presented by state promoted water diversion infrastructure projects that support the export-agricultural sector.