Jennie Barron is a research fellow in water management at
Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI)
and affiliated to
Stockholm Resilience Centre.
Her research is focussed on water management in field to
meso-scale watersheds for food production, livelihood improvements
and agro-ecosystems sustainability.
Dr Barron is now working on research in integrated resource
management strategies actively incorporating on and off-farm
water uses in field to meso-scale watershed. Of particular
interest are the opportunities to enable desirable transformations
of livelihoods and production landscapes for sustainable development,
in view of uncertainty and complexity of global and local change.
The research activities are being undertaken in several project
partnerships, currently focussing on sites in
Niger, Burkina Faso, Tanzania, Zambia and India.
Previously, Dr Barron worked with water and agricultural related
research and development in sub-Sahara Africa, SE Asia and Australia.
She has also several years of experience in higher education and
learning support activities both in Sweden and in the African
context. She has contributed to the CGIAR initiative
“Comprehensive assessment of water for agriculture” and made
contributions towards the Swedish Environmental Advisory
Council on future fresh water and land requirements for food,
and bioenergy. She holds a Ph.D. in Natural Resource Management,
Stockholm University, and a M.Sc. in Agricultural Engineering,
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU), Uppsala, Sweden.
Dr Barron has author/co-author to 10 peer reviewed papers and book chapters.
She currently serves as a member on the Scientific Board of
The Water Research Fund of Southern Africa (WARFSA).
She has acted as reviewer to Norwegian Research Council
and various scientific journals
Jennie Barron was on the panel of the
Food and Water Security debate
held as part of Getting Real About Climate Change
in March 2010 .