Yiyuan (Jasmine) is a Research Analyst for the Natural Infrastructure for Water project. She works to develop new mapping tools for global watersheds for users to view watershed data, project water risks and trends, and identify priority areas for sustainable solutions. She also assists with research on opportunities for implementing natural infrastructure projects for source water protection in an international context.
Prior to joining the World Resources Institute, Jasmine journeyed through four great rivers of the world and explored the interactions between different human communities and their rivers as a Thomas J. Watson Fellow. Previously, she was a research assistant at Colby College, mapping, researching, and modeling for the reintroduction of the South China Tiger. She has also interned at World Wildlife Fund in China, Regional Plan Association, and Natural Areas Conservancy, working on a wide range of issues on water management, conservation, and sustainable urbanization.
Jasmine earned a Master of Environmental Management from the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, where she was a Berkley Conservation Scholar and Tropical Resource Institute Fellow. She holds a B.A. in Environmental Science from Colby College.
By 2030, the world is projected to spend an estimated $10 trillion on repairing and expanding water infrastructure. Dams and treatment plants are aging, water demand is surging, and more frequent extreme weather events threaten our water security—each driving up water management ...