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Anita Lazurko

Anita Lazurko

University of Waterloo


Anita Lazurko is a PhD student in Social and Ecological Sustainability at the University of Waterloo, Canada. Her research addresses the use of participatory scenarios to anticipate and navigate uncertain futures in complex social-ecological systems. This work includes developing a framework for more reflexive use of scenarios in sustainability science and facilitating a participatory scenario modelling process that aims to broaden the scope of future conditions and values considered in decision making about climate resilience in the Red River Basin.

After her B.Sc. in Civil Engineering at the University of Calgary, Anita completed a joint Erasmus Mundus MSc in Environmental Sciences, Policy and Management at the Central European University (Hungary), Lund University (Sweden), and the University of the Aegean (Greece). She has the experience of working in transboundary strategic planning, decision making under uncertainty, and natural infrastructure for climate adaptation with various institutions including the International Water Management Institute, the International Institute for Sustainable Development, and Deltares. This work has taken her to Sri Lanka, Canada, the Netherlands and across southern Africa. Anita currently sits on the Board of Directors for WaterAid Canada and the Foundation for Environmental Stewardship. She is a Donella Meadows Fellow and a Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation Scholar.

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