Dr. MacClune has worked at ISET-International since 2008 when she and fellow scientist, co-worker, and husband Kenneth MacClune established ISET’s Hanoi office as a hub for the Rockefeller Foundation Asian CIties Climate Change Resilience Network (ACCCRN) and USAID Mekong - Building Resilience to Climate Change in Asian Cities (M-BRACE) programs in Vietnam. Since then, Dr. MacClune has worked with ISET on projects around the world, most recently in Vietnam, Peru, Nepal, and the United States. In this work, Dr. MacClune has conducted post-flood forensic analyses, served as scientific advisor for flood and water operations modeling, developed training materials for and facilitated resilience building projects, and built capacity of decision-makers and practitioners on how to design their communities for a future of uncertainty. An ongoing theme throughout her work is the combination of technical analysis with stakeholder outreach, discussion and process facilitation in support of planning and policies for climate change adaptation.
After graduating from Massachusetts Institute of Technology with a degree in Mathematics, Dr. MacClune earned her doctorate in Geophysics with a focus on Hydrology from the University of Colorado. Her graduate work combined micro-meteorology and hydrology of the Antarctic Dry Valleys with some of the first high resolution imagery of the Martian polar caps from the orbiting Mars Global Surveyor.
Dr. MacClune’s expertise in hydrology, 25 years working within the field of climate change adaptation and resilience, and her passion for integrating learning across disciplines, scales and cultures makes her uniquely qualified to lead ISET-International into a new phase of collaboration with the Zurich Flood Resilience Alliance.
The daughter of an editor and a mathematician, Dr. MacClune has a special talent for communicating scientific information with journalistic flair. Below are a few of her contributions to the study and application of climate change adaptation and resilience:
Collaborative and Equitable Urban Citizen Science - Chapter 12 of Urban Planet: Knowledge Towards Sustainable Cities
After the Flood Is Before the Next Flood - Chapter 10 of the The Post‐Event Review Capability Methodology
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