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Anita Milman is assistant professor in the Department of Environmental Conservation (ECO) at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, where she is co-director for the Human Dimension and Environmental Policy concentration. Milman is also an editorial advisory board member of Environmental Research Letters. Milman’s research uses water resources and climate change adaptation as a lens through which to investigate the multi-level governance of natural resources. She is particularly interested in the rescaling of governance and how interactions occur across levels. Prior to joining ECo, Milman was a Senior Research Associate with the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research and the School of International Development at the University of East Anglia, in Norwich, Norfolk, United Kingdom. Milman holds a Ph.D. from the Energy and Resources Group at the University of California, Berkeley and an M.Eng from the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Cornell University.

Peer Reviewed Journal Articles:

  • Kiparsky, M., Milman, A., Owen, D., Fischer, A.T. (2017) The Importance of Institutional Design for Distributed Local-Level Governance of Groundwater: The Case of California’s Sustainable Groundwater Management Act. Water, DOI:10.3390/w9100755
  • Milman, A. & Jagannathan, K. (2017) “Conceptualization and Implementation of Eco-systems Based Adaptation.” Climatic Change. Online View
  • Consoer, M. & Milman, A. (2017) “Opportunities, Constraints and Choices for Flood Mitigation in Rural Areas:  Perspectives of Municipalities in Massachusetts” Journal of Flood Risk Management. DOI 10.1111/jfr3.12302
  • Paul, M. & Milman, A. (2017) “A Question of ‘Fit’: Local Perspectives on Top-down Flood Mitigation Policies in Vermont”  Journal of Environmental Planning and Management.
  • Milman, A., Warner, B., Chapman, D. & Short, A. (2017) “Identifying and Quantifying Landowner Perspectives on Integrated Flood Risk Management” Journal of Flood Risk Management. DOI 10.1111/jfr3.12291
  • Consoer, M. & Milman, A. (2016) “Social Capital and the Process of Community and Formal Disaster Efforts Coming Together to Create a Stronger Flood Recovery.” Natural Hazards, 86(1): 155-174.
  • Milman, A. & Polsky, C. (2016) “Policy Frameworks Influencing Outdoor Watering Restrictions” Journal of the American Waterworks Association, 52(3): 605-619.
  • Milman, A. & Warner, B. (2016) “The Interfaces of Public and Private Adaptation: Lessons from Flooding in the Deerfield River Watershed” Global Environmental Change, (36):46-55.
  • Milman, A., Marston, J., Godsey, S., Bolson, J., Jones, H., &  Weiler, C.S. (2015) “Scholarly Motivations to Conduct Interdisciplinary Climate Change Research” Journal of Environmental Studies and Science, DOI 10.1007/s13412-015-0307-z.
  • Goodale, W. &  Milman, A. (2014) “Cumulative Adverse Effects of Offshore Wind Energy Development on Wildlife”  Journal of Environmental Planning & Management, DOI 10.1080/09640568.2014.973483
  • Milman, A., Bunclark, L., Conway, D., & Adger, W.N. (2013) “Assessment of Institutional Capacity to Adapt to Climate Change in Transboundary River Basins.” Climatic Change, DOI 10.1007/s10584-013-0917-y.
  • Milman, A., & Arsano, A. (2013) “Climate Adaptation and Development:  Contradictions for Human Security in Gambella, Ethiopia.” Global Environmental Change, 29 (2014) 349-359.
  • Kiparsky, M., Milman, A. & Vicuna, S. (2012) “Climate and Water: Knowledge of Impacts to Action on Adaptation.” Annual Review of Environment and Resources, (37):163-194.
  • Milman, A. & Ray, I. (2011) “Interpreting the Unknown: Management of Transboundary Groundwater Under Hydrological Uncertainty.” Water International, 36(5): 631-645.
  • Milman, A. & Scott, C. (2009) “Beneath the Surface: Intra-national Institutions and Management of the United States – Mexico Transboundary Santa Cruz Aquifer,” Environment and Planning C: Government and Policy, 28(3): 528-551.
  • Milman, A. & Short, A. (2008) “Incorporating Resilience into Sustainability Indicators: An Example for the Urban Water Sector.” Global Environmental Change, 18(4): 758-767.
  • Kolb de Wilde, C., Milman, A., Flores, Y., Salmeron, J. & Ray, I., (2008) “An Integrated Method for Evaluating Community-Based Safe Water Programmes and an Application in Rural Mexico.” Health Policy Planning, 23(6): 452-64.
  • Kallis, G., Kiparksy, M., Milman, A. & Ray, I. (2006). “Glossing Over the Complexity of Water.”  Science, 314(5804): 1387c-1388. (Letter)
  • Milman, A. (2006) “Geographic Pollution Mapping of Power Plant Emissions to Inform Ex-ante Environmental Justice Analyses.” Journal of Environmental Planning and Management, (49)4: 587-604.
  • Jacobson, A., Milman, A. & Kammen, DM. (2005) “Letting the (energy) Gini Out of the Bottle: Lorentz Curves of Cumulative Electricity Consumption and Gini Coefficients as Metrics of Energy Distribution and Equity” Energy Policy, (33)14: 1825-1832.

Institutional Reports:

  • Kiparsky, M., et al (Will be released spring 2016). Designing Effective Groundwater Sustainability Agencies: Criteria for Evaluation of Local Governance Options. Berkeley Law Report

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