Dr. Rachael McDonnell

Dr. Rachael McDonnell

Dr. Rachael McDonnell

Head of Climate Change Modeling Adaptation Section | Principal Scientist - Water Governance and Policy

Dr. Rachael McDonnell joined ICBA as Water Policy and Governance Scientist in 2008. She leads Climate Change Modeling and Adaptation Section under the Research and Innovation Division.

She has an extensive experience, having worked previously on initiatives that examined water and food security policies, and the formal and informal governance systems and legal and regulatory frameworks around these key areas in a number of countries. She is passionate about climate change and linking science to policy especially for the development of climate change adaption strategies to address future insecurities in water and food.

She holds a D.Phil. from Oxford University. She has published more than eight research publications in peer-reviewed journals, book chapters and proceedings.