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Newsha Ajami

Lawrence Berkeley National Lab

Chief Strategy and Development Officer for Research


pronouns: She/Her
state: CA
city: San Francisco
Tribal Affiliation: NO
languages: Farsi
race + ethnicity: Middle Eastern or Northern African
Newsha is an internationally recognized leader in urban water strategy, innovation, and financing, climate adaptation strategies, sustainable resource management, environmental resiliency, sustainable infrastructure, and the water-energy-food nexus. Her research throughout the years has been interdisciplinary and impact driven, focusing on the improvement of the science-policy-stakeholder interface by incorporating social and economic measures, and through relevant and effective communication. She has published many highly cited peer-reviewed papers in predominant journals and was the recipient of the 2010 William R. Gianelli Water Leaders scholarship, 2005 NSF funding for AMS Science and Policy Colloquium, and ICSC-World Laboratory Hydrologic Science and Water Resources Fellowship from 2000-2003.

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