Telephone: +1 (617) 300-0644
Title: Senior Scientist
Role: Theme co-leader, Managing Environmental Systems; co-leader, SEI Initiative on the Water, Energy and Food Nexus
Expertise: Water resource management and policy
She returned to SEI-US in May after serving as director of SEI Asia, in Bangkok, from mid-2012 until February 2013. She has more than 20 years of professional experience in international and domestic planning and management of environmental and water resources.
Dr. Huber-Lee focuses on the integration of economic, engineering, and ecological approaches to solve environmental and social problems in a comprehensive and sustainable manner, as well as the development of innovative approaches to environmental policy and natural resource conflict management.
She has also served as a research assistant professor and lecturer in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Tufts University. From 2006 to 2008, she served as science leader and theme leader for the Challenge Program on Water and Food and the International Food Policy Research Institute in, Washington, DC. From 2001 to 2006, she directed the Water Program at SEI-US in Boston.
She has a Ph.D. in engineering sciences from Harvard University, an M.S. in civil engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a B.S. in agricultural engineering from Cornell University.
Intermittent domestic water supply: A critical review and analysis of causal-consequential pathways (Journal article - 2016)
The Cost of Covering Costs: A Nationwide Model for Water Pricing (Journal article - 2016)
Lesotho Water Security and Climate Change Assessment (Working paper - 2016)
Lesotho: Tackling water insecurity in a changing climate (Policy brief - 2016)
Using water insecurity to predict domestic water demand in the Palestinian West Bank (Journal article - 2015)
The SEI Initiative on the Water, Energy and Food Nexus (Fact sheet - 2015)
SEI Research Synthesis: The water-energy-food nexus (Other publications - 2014)
Cross-sectoral integration in the Sustainable Development Goals: a nexus approach (Discussion brief - 2014)
Sectoral contributions to surface water stress in the coterminous United States (Journal article - 2013)
Testing a multi-scale scenario approach for smallholder tree plantations in Indonesia and Vietnam (Journal article - 2012)
Climate driven water resources model of the Sacramento Basin, California (Journal article - 2009)
Climate warming, water storage, and Chinook salmon in California’s Sacramento Valley (Journal article - 2008)
Looking ahead to 2050: Scenarios of alternative investment approaches (Book chapter - 2007)
A physically-based, water resource planning model of the Sacramento Basin, California USA (Journal article - 2006)