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Michele-Lee Moore, B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Geography

Dr. Michele-Lee Moore is passionate about the subject of water. She is interested in issues that are specific to water, using water as a lens to explore a broader range of social, political, economic, and environmental problems. Cutting across all of her research is an interest in social innovation and the potential role that processes for transformative change may have for addressing complex ecological and governance challenges.

Michele-Lee conducts interdisciplinary research using mixed method approaches for both data collection and analysis. Her general research and methodological interests include: global water governance, drought, social network analysis, grounded theory, networked governance, environmental governance, social innovation, complex social-ecological systems, resilience, transition management, environmental security, environmental justice, and the science-public policy interface.

Michele-Lee has been working closely with the POLIS Water Sustainability team since September 2012. Her focuse is on global and local water governance, networks, social innovation, and resilience. Her current research program is examining how innovation in water governance is generated, supported, adopted, or institutionalized by Canada’s water-related activities at the global level. She is also part of the Resilience Alliance Young Scholars (RAYS) research collective. Previously she worked with the Waterloo Institute for Social Innovation and Resilience, and at the B.C. Ministry of Environment.

Michele-Lee holds a BSc in Ecology, an MSc in Geography, and a PhD in Global Governance.

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