Judith PLUMMER BRAECKMAN,
Senior Research Associate,
Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership
World Hydropower Congress | 14-16 May 2019 | Paris
For the majority of her career, Judith has worked on large infrastructure and engineering projects in developing countries with the aim of bringing sustainable improvements in living standards and reductions in poverty. Judith’s principal area of expertise is in the structuring, financing and economic development of infrastructure utilities and projects. She was jointly responsible for developing and implementing a strategy for re-engagement of the World Bank in the construction of large water infrastructure.
Judith completed a PhD at the University of Cambridge considering the optimisation of the process of planning and developing large infrastructure projects, including the economic, social, environmental and institutional effects of delays in project development. She is currently working on the FutureDAMS research project which will explore how global capital flows can influence the emergence of more sustainable hydropower infrastructure.