Sarah Fletcher studies water resources using a socio-technical systems perspective. Her work integrates methods from hydrology, policy analysis and data science to inform decision-making around critical environmental challenges. Recent and planned projects in her lab include: adaptive water infrastructure planning under uncertainty; irrigation planning for agricultural climate adaptation; assessing water resource constraints to negative emissions technologies; 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.