Abby Lindsay is a water, climate, and environmental governance specialist. Her work centers on developing multi-stakeholder partnerships to drive environmental and socio-economic change. She recently finished her doctorate at American University in International Relations specializing in Global Environmental Politics. Based on comparative case analysis of river basin councils in Peru, her water governance research argues that reproducing asymmetrical socio-political patterns within water management could cause Peru to miss opportunities to increase adaptive capacity and ensure future sustainability of water supplies. Abby is an Earth Systems Governance Research Fellow, a Senior Fellow of the Environmental Leadership Program, and an adjunct faculty member at American University. From 2013-2015 she was the Coordinator of the Partnership on Technology Innovation and the Environment for the Center for Environmental Policy, a collaborative effort with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Environmental Defense Fund, and other public and private partners currently focused on scaling up water technology adoption. Prior to that, while working at the US Department of State, Abby advanced environmental protection through environmental cooperation with US trade partner countries. She managed programs in over 15 countries, covering issues such as improved private sector environmental practices, forests, fisheries, and public participation in environmental decision-making. She has also completed research on renewable energy, climate change policy, sustainable development, global forest governance, and environment and trade.