Kiely McFarlane

Kiely McFarlane

Growing up in a small town in New Zealand, Kiely gained first-hand experience of living with decentralized water systems and climatic variability. With RES’EAU, Kiely will investigate the the way in which governance structures – including legislation and regulations, governance authorities, service providers and funding systems – affect the outcomes of water systems and watershed management for human and ecological health.

Drawing on her background in freshwater management and environmental governance, and experience working within a regional authority, Kiely will undertake research on the outcomes of water governance reform for small communities in British Columbia.

In the long run, Kiely hopes to contribute to the development of enabling policy for effective participatory watershed governance.