Charlotte MacAlister has over 20 years of experience in Research for Development in the Water Sector in Sub-Saharan Africa, South and South-East Asia, and the Caribbean. She holds a PhD in Hydrology and MSc in Irrigation from Newcastle University, UK. Charlotte has worked as a Research Scientist and Manager for the Mekong River Commission (MRC), United Nations Development Program (UNDP), International Water Management Institute (IWMI) and World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF) and as a donor representative for the International Development Research Centre (IDRC). She has provided technical support and policy advice to communities, municipalities, governments, International Organizations and NGOs. Her research interests span a broad range and scale of water issues influenced by development and changing climate, including Integrated Water Resource Management; water and climate-related disaster risk management; modelling the land-water interface from field to basin in rural and urban contexts; sustainable water resource solutions for agriculture; the future of hydropower; communities and autonomous adaption; solutions for data-scarce areas and data as a public good. She has published extensively on these topics and has been an Associate Editor of Water International since 2016.