Contributor: Francis Gassert

Francis Gassert

About Francis Gassert

Francis Gassert is a Research Analyst in the Markets and Enterprise Program. He works on the design and development of Aqueduct, WRI’s tool for measuring and mapping water risk, managing data collection and GIS analysis. See for more information. Prior to joining WRI, Francis worked as a research assistant evaluating socioeconomic impacts of large dams in the Three Rivers region of Yunnan, China, and supporting the development of a decision making tool for hydropower development. He has also interned in commodities analysis at Barclays Capital and in video game development at Foundation 9’s Imaginengine studio. Francis holds a B.A. in environmental studies from Colby College with a background in economics and environmental policy.

Global Agriculture & Water Scarcity

With more than 25% of global agriculture grown in high water stress areas, tension between global crop production & water supply is forecasted to grow. WRI’s Frances Gassert tells us why we must look at food and water together. … more

Aqueduct Global Water Stress Rankings

Aqueduct’s first-ever water stressed rankings of 100 river basins & 181 nations found that 37 countries face national & economic security threats from exposure to extremely high baseline water stress levels … more



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