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Youth for the Rhine initiative | Water, Peace and Security

In her video, Alyssa will speak about the Youth for the Rhine initiative and the work of the Water, Peace and Security consortium that considers conflict and climate-sensitive water management.

Watch her YfCA climate talk here

About Alyssa Offutt

Alyssa Offutt is a professional engineer and multidisciplinary consultant at the IHE Delft Institute of Water Education. She supports the Water, Peace and Security consortium that is developing tools and analyses, capacity development, and dialogue to foster preventative action for water-related conflicts. Alyssa supports projects in Mali and Iraq, and her work often addresses water stress related to climate change.

Alyssa also volunteers with the Water Youth Network and contributes to various initiatives. Alyssa is the focal point for the Youth for the Rhine pilot project that assesses the nexus of water quality and climate change in the river basin. She also contributes to policy briefs to disseminate broader information about water and climate adaptation. Prior to her current position, Alyssa worked as an environmental engineer specializing in contaminant fate and transport. She conducted site investigations, litigation support, and remedial design in a range of surface water and groundwater environments. Alyssa has a M.S. in Environmental and Water Resources Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin and master’s degrees from a joint Water Cooperation and Diplomacy program between the U.N. mandated University for Peace, the IHE Delft Institute for Water Education, and Oregon State University.

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