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Water security is critical to environmental security and stability. Annalise’s research focuses on global environmental change, water security, and extreme events. Her aim is to inform policy that ensures that people around the world have access to safe water and are protected from extreme events, such as floods and droughts.

For more information about her publications, see her Google Scholar profile

Predictions to inform water resources management

Predictions of water availability are needed to inform policy making, but having sufficient data often poses a challenge. Annalise has developed statistical approaches to inform understanding of water availability in Ethiopia and the United States, which could be adapted and used more broadly.

Access to safe water

Working with public health experts, epidemiologists, and economists, Annalise has conducted research on access to safe and affordable drinking water, household decision-making, use of hand sanitizer, and transmission of diarrheal disease.