Katherine Bronstein is an environmental engineer with more than a decade of integrated resource management experience in international and domestic settings. Her research interests focus on the water-energy-food nexus and how resources should be managed to meet the challenges of sustainable and resilient urban development.
Ms. Bronstein works with the Global Green Growth Institute to develop green city indicators and to identify and prioritize urban infrastructure investments in support of green growth. In Abu Dhabi, she has completed industrial sector assessments on resource use, pollution prevention, and mitigation measures for more than 12 industrial sectors to help the Environment Agency-Abu Dhabi prioritize funds to improve environmental permitting and compliance. She has also led the development of the EPA’s greenhouse gas emissions inventory for the solid waste sector and has delivered several formal capacity-building training sessions on emissions inventory development, data collection and data management for environmental agencies in Colombia, Malaysia, Bangladesh, Peru, and the United States. In this capacity, she pulls from a broad range of knowledge to assess and formulate scientifically based policy options in support of sustainable development.