Amanda was a Staff Scientist in the Water Resources Program in the Davis, CA, office of SEI-U.S. Amanda worked at SEI from 2007 until January 2014.
Amanda’s research interests lie at the intersection of climate change and sustainable development, with a focus on vulnerability and adaptation to the impacts of climate change on water systems.
Since 2007, Amanda has provided technical assistance to developing countries primarily for assessments of vulnerability to adverse climate change impacts and integration of climate risks into local, national, and regional policies and planning processes. She provided technical assistance and capacity building in the preparation Second National Communications under the UNFCCC regarding assessing of sector vulnerability, including an emphasis on mapping coastal vulnerability to sea-level rise using Geographic Information Systems (GIS). Through her work at SEI, Amanda has contributed to climate change adaptation planning in the Middle East, Europe and Africa.
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