• Researcher, Water Programme


Academic Profile

Laura Turley's research interests lie in the operation of institutions and infrastructure in the context of freshwater scarcity. Working with Dr Garrick of the Smith School, her recent projects include: a study on water reallocation from agriculture to cities in the context of urbanization and water scarcity; the development of a conceptual and applied framework on the contribution of rivers to the economy; and the development of fiscal decentralization indicators of relevance to water management. Laura is also currently a PhD candidate and teaching assistant at the University of Geneva's Institute for Environmental Sciences, and an Associate with the International Institute for Sustainable Development's (IISD's) Economic Law and Policy group. She has conducted field work in India, Bhutan, Southern Africa, the US, Canada and across Europe, and speaks English and French.