Laura Forni

Senior Scientist with the Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) US

Laura Forni has a master’s degree in agricultural and resource economics from the University of California–Davis.

Her work at SEI initially focused on incorporating agricultural land decisions — which were driven by the economic valuation of water — into the Water Evaluation and Planning (WEAP) software. She has also been involved in the execution of WEAP ensemble runs and the visualization of WEAP output under various projects that used the Robust Decision Support (RDS) methodology in Peru, Colombia, Bolivia, Afghanistan, Argentina and California.

Laura currently creates visualizations of WEAP model output for various projects, in order to enable stakeholder interaction and facilitate a discussion about concerns that vary in each basin.

She is also involved in the Gender and Social Equity Programme, exploring how to mainstream and integrate gender and social equity aspects into model-based projects.