Sarah Fletcher is an assistant professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering and the Lee and Kitty Price Center Fellow at the Stanford Woods Institutes for the Environment. Head of the Fletcher lab, her work aims to advance water resource management to promote resilient and equitable responses to a changing world. The team studies water resources and climate change adaptation from a socio-technical systems perspective. Fletcher's research integrates methods from hydrology, policy analysis and data science to inform decision-making around critical environmental challenges. Recent and planned projects include: adaptive and modular water infrastructure planning under uncertainty; resilient and sustainable drought planning; integrated climate mitigation and adaptation planning; and integrating equity and justice measures into water resource systems analysis.
Fletcher holds a PhD in Engineering Systems from MIT's Institute for Data, Systems and Society. Before starting her PhD, she worked as a researcher and consultant on issues at the intersection of water, energy and environment. Sarah has an S.M. in Technology and Policy from MIT and a B.A. in Physics and Economics from the University of Pennsylvania.