Sinéad Lehane

About: Research and communications specialist with experience working in independent research organisations and NGOs. Particular interest in policy analysis and development, water management and community development.  Candidate for the International WaterCentre's Master Integrated Water Management programme. Specialties: Research, project management, international & regional development, communication consulting, strategic planning, water conflict & security and integrated water management.

Crisis in Yemen: food, water and the ‘slow motion coup’

Ongoing political instability and conflict undermine food security in Yemen by damaging economic infrastructure, causing internal displacement and contributing to food price inflation. Summary Yemen is critically food, water and energy insecure. Political turmoil and resource constraints mean that the situation is likely to worsen...

Australia’s water security part 3: reform & governance

For Australia to remain at the forefront of integrative water management, planning must be adaptive, relevant and remain a priority for all governments. Summary Water management in Australia is considered to be amongst the best in the world. Over the past decade, the National Water...

Australia’s water security part 2: water use

This report argues that Australia has a need for greater water use efficiency and the identification and utilisation of alternative water resources to avoid potential conflict between users. Summary Australia is one of the highest per capita water consumers in the world. Understanding the way...

Australia’s water security part 1: water resources

This paper provides an overview of water availability in Australia, the major sources of water, and the spatial and time challenges limiting access to water resources. Summary Australia is recognised as the world’s driest inhabited continent; with access to just over one per cent of...

India’s food and water security

This report argues that India's population growth will bring with it increased demand for water, food and energy requiring significant expansions of current infrastructure and resource availability. Overview: By 2050 India is likely to be home to 1.6 billion people. This population growth will bring...
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