Samantha Kuzma

Associate for the Water Program
, World Resources Institute
Profile / Bio: 

Sam is an Associate for the Water Program. She researches, develops, and applies water-related data for a diverse set of projects. She is part of the Water, Peace, and Security (WPS) project, which aims to enable timely and effective responses to water-related challenges in hopes of mitigating conflict. Her work on this project includes building a machine learning model to forecast violent conflict around the world. Besides WPS, Sam also works on the Aqueduct Project. Her primary responsibility is to co-manage the update of Aqueduct Floods, a tool designed to identify coastal and riverine flood risks and analyze the costs and benefits of investing in flood protection. She also performs water risk assessments for corporate clients.


Title Date Learning Materials Topic
Aqueduct/Flood Maps by World Resources Institute 24 November 2021 Slides Climate Change, Economics, Environment