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Dr Shaneica Lester


Ph.D. Geography, The University of the West Indies
BSc (Hons) Geography and Geology, The University of the West Indies



Dr. Shaneica Lester is a lecturer in the Department of Geography and Geology. Her research interest lies in urban vulnerability, sustainable planning and integrated water resources management.  She specializes in exploring new ways of improving water security and water governance in the context of global climate change and urbanization. Shaneica believes deeply in the responsibility of society to provide safe, sufficient, and affordable water supply for all, and the importance of building capacity to support the sustainable use of such resources. She aims to assist all stakeholders (government, local communities, water-intensive businesses and farmers) in adopting approaches and practices towards improved water security and water governance in developing countries. Dr. Lester serves as a member of the Board of Directors of the Water Resources Authority and the Land Development and Utilization Commission in Jamaica.

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