Maura Allaire


Maura Allaire is an Assistant Professor at the University of California, Irvine. Her research focuses on developing solutions to environmental challenges through integrated understanding of economic and natural systems. Specific areas of interest include the development of resilience strategies for extreme flood events, disparities in nationwide water quality, and decision support for water resource management. She holds a Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina and was a Postdoctoral Fellow at Columbia University’s Earth Institute. Her professional experience spans the public and private sectors, including international organizations (World Bank, Global Development Network), think tanks (Resources for the Future, International Water Management Institute), and environmental consulting (AMEC).

Research areas: Water economics; environmental equity; econometrics; cost-benefit analysis; flood risk mitigation; urban water systems

CWC project: "Addressing the Gap in Reliable, Affordable Wastewater Services to Protect Public Health in the United States"