Water Resources

Water Resources at SEI-US


In recent years, the issue of the long-range adequacy of freshwater resources has moved to center stage in international discussions of sustainable development. The call for the adoption of sustainable water strategies has become urgent as conflicts over the allocation of increasingly scarce water resources loom.Sustainable water management requires a systemic perspective that links water resources to requirements for irrigation, industry, human needs and ecosystems.

SEI-US has actively sought to heighten awareness of freshwater problems and to develop appropriate strategies for living within water budgets in a sustainable manner. The SEI-US Water Resources team advances integrated approaches to freshwater assessment and policy. The team works throughout the U.S., Central and South America and the Caribbean, the Middle East, Africa and Asia. We work in five main areas:


David Purkey heads the Water Resources team. Other members of the team include:
Susie Bresney
Marisa Escobar
Francisco Flores
Laura Forni
Stephanie Galaitsi
Annette Huber-Lee
Brian Joyce
Vishal Mehta
Jack Sieber
Chris Swartz
Manon von Kaenel
Bart Wickel
Chuck Young