My research interests surround gender, livelihoods and socially and spatially differentiated access to water for agriculture. I have conducted action research on this in India, Nepal and central and northwestern Mexico. I also examine urbanization, population growth, migration, water competition and scarcity as some of the factors influencing livelihoods and water availability, accessibility, and quality across time and space. My current research takes this research focus and extends it to an examination of adaptation to climate change. I am also conducting research on migration in the context of the current economic crisis, comparing two regions, central Mexico and northwestern Mexico, near the border with Arizona. Another current research project with a French visiting scholar, Agathe Euzen, examines indoor and outdoor water use in Tucson. Editorial board work I am involved with focuses on the journal: International Journal of Sustainable Society and I am a point person (‘Ambassador’) for information on gender and climate change for the Sisters on the Planet Initiative of Oxfam America.