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Anita Milman

Associate Professor

Anita Milman is an associate professor in the Department of Environmental Conservation (ECo) at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Milman’s research examines on the multi-level governance of water resources, with a focus on human responses to hydro-climatic and other sources of environmental change. She earned a Ph.D. from the Energy and Resources Group at the University of California, Berkeley and an M.Eng from the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Cornell University. Prior to joining ECo, Milman was a Senior Research Associate with the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research and the School of International Development at the University of East Anglia, in Norwich, Norfolk, United Kingdom. Milman serves on the editorial board of the journal Environmental Research Letters and is a member of the NAS Study Board for the NYC Watershed.

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Andrea Gerlak

Associate Professor

Andrea K. Gerlak is an associate professor in the School of Geography and Development and an associate research professor at the Udall Center for Studies in Public Policy at the University of Arizona. Her research focuses on institutions for governing water resources. She examines cooperation and conflict around water, including questions of institutional change and adaptation to climate change in rivers basins, and human rights and equity issues in water governance. Gerlak is a senior research fellow with the Earth System Governance Project, and serves as a co-editor for the Journal of Environmental Policy and Planning and an Associate Editor for Climatic Change.

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Kelsey Wentling

Master’s Student

Kelsey Wentling is a Master’s student in the Department of Environmental Conservation at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Her research focuses on the interface of science and policy in transboundary water governance. Before beginning her Master’s work, Wentling completed an AmeriCorps service year in Vermont and worked in outdoor education in the mountains of Southern California. Wentling graduated from the University of Delaware with a degree in Environmental Studies, with a focus on policy, and a minor in Journalism. 

Workshop Participants

Tamee Albrecht, PhD student, School of Geography & Development at the University of Arizona
Mark Colosimo, Engineering Advisor, U.S. Section of the International Joint Commission
Ken Conca, Professor, School of International Service at American
Gabriel Eckstein, Professor, School of Law at Texas A&M University
Anoulak Kittikhoun, Chief Strategy and Partnership Officer, Mekong River Commission
Rémy Kinna, Principle Consultant, Transboundary Water Law Global Consulting
Peter Kovács, Head of Department of the River Basin Management and Water Protection, Ministry of Interior of Hungary
Daniel Mcfarlane, Assistant Professor, Western Michigan University
Rich Moy, U.S. Commissioner, International Joint Commission 
Hatda Pitch An, Director of Planning Division, Mekong River Commission
Alberto Pistocchi, Scientific Project Officer, Joint Research Centre of the European Commission
Susanne Schmeier, Coordinator for Transboundary Water Management, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit 
John Shurts, General Council, Northwest Power and Conservation Council
Bill Werick, Werick Consulting (Previously Army Corps of Engineers)
Ivan Zavadsky, Executive Secretary, International Commission for the Protection of the Danube
Jim Ziegler, Regional Manager, Northwest Regional Office of the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency