Vanessa Lamb recently completed the inaugural Urban Climate Resilience in Southeast Asia (UCRSEA) research fellowship at the Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto, Canada and is an affiliated researcher with the York Centre for Asian Research. Dr. Lamb completed her dissertation, Ecologies of Rule and Resistance, focused on the politics of ecological knowledge and development of the Salween River at York University’s Department of Geography in 2014. Her professional experiences includes policy analysis and research into the social dimensions of environmental with Oxfam, International Rivers, and UN Women. She is the lead PI for a CGIAR WLE Greater Mekong project on water governance titled: Matching policies, institutions and practices of water governance in the Salween-Thanlwin-Nu River Basin: Towards inclusive, informed, and accountable water governance.
Keywords: Nature; conservation; competing claims over and for water/rivers; Southeast Asia; Thailand; Burma