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Gemma Smith

Gemma Smith

Affiliated Student Researcher

Gemma is a graduate student at Stanford University whose interdisciplinary research focuses on water policy and economics. In particular, her research is concerned with the role of incentives - whether economic, social, moral, informational, or otherwise - that drive human adaptation to and mitigation of environmental damage. Her recent work has focused on the role of incentives in agricultural irrigation practices in Kansas, the relative merits of public versus private water management in developing countries, and irrigation and water management adaptations to climate change in California.