Andrea K. Gerlak is a Professor in the School of Geography, Development and Environment and a Research Professor and Interim Director at the Udall Center for Studies in Public Policy at the University of Arizona. She has consulted on water governance and climate resilience efforts for UNESCO and the WMO. She serves as co-editor of the Journal of Environmental Policy and Planning. She has two decades of experience leading interdisciplinary environmental studies programs and university-community environmental partnerships. She is an author or coauthor of more than 100 publications. Her teaching and research addresses cooperation and conflict in water governance, including questions of equity, learning and adaptation.