Laura Mapstone

Water and Environmental Resources Management Specialist



Laura is a water and environmental resources management specialist and consultant with five years experience coordinating international programs and policy research related to water security, climate change and sustainable agriculture.

Scottish but born and raised in Hong Kong, Laura has lived and worked across Jordan, Egypt, China, United Kingdom, Uganda and Bangladesh. Currently based in Silicon Valley consulting on water and environmental resources management and technology projects - interested in innovation in water quality monitoring and conservation, particularly in agriculture.


Water scarcity is listed by the World Economic Forum as the largest global risk in terms of potential impact over the next decade. Water shortages caused by climate change, pollution, and surging human and agricultural demand place increasing stress on the world's water resources and freshwater ecosystems.

Consulting services are available for private and public sector clients seeking cost-effective, sustainable, policy-based solutions to water suppy issues and environmental resource management concerns. Please contact directly with questions and queries.


Laura's work has focused on the integrated and participatory processes and systems thinking fundamental to the sustainable development of water resources and services.

Research experience in water scarce regions in the Middle East, North Africa, East Africa and California. Degrees with top honours in Water Sciences and Governance, Water and sanitation engineering, International Development and Political Science. Find a full list of projects, publications and interests here.