Lucy Rodina

Lucy Rodina

Adjunct Professor

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Dr. Lucy Rodina has over 10 years of experience leading policy research, analysis, and development related to water resilience and environmental sustainability, including federal government experience at Infrastructure Canada and Environment and Climate Change Canada in strategic and evidence-based policy. Dr. Rodina is a leading expert on water resilience, having published some of the first comprehensive studies in this area. She holds a PhD from the University of British Columbia (UBC) in environmental sustainability, and is an Adjunct Professor at UBC’s Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability. In her government role, she has worked on policy and program design, including strategic planning for investments in water infrastructure and natural infrastructure, and the creation of the Canada Water Agency. Her research areas of work include water policy, climate change adaptation, environment and sustainability, policy innovation, and data-driven policy. Dr. Rodina has given numerous conference and invited talks, and has published on a range of topics in academic journals and other media, including peer-reviewed articles on water resilience, environmental justice, water as a human right, access to water for marginalized communities, and transformative change in social-ecological systems.