Louis Lebel

Dr. Louis Lebel has joined SUMERNET as a Water Insecurity Advisor. He is an SEI Associate for SEI’s Asia centre. He is the current and founding director of the Unit for Social and Environmental Research (USER) at the Faculty of Social Sciences, Chiang Mai University, Thailand.

Dr Lebel is an editor of Global Environmental Change and a subject editor for Ecology and Society and WIREs Climate Change.

His interests include: global environmental change, livelihoods, public health, development studies, aquaculture, consumption and water governance.  He has led several multi-centre comparative studies and contributed significantly to several research networks in the Southeast Asia region including the Mekong Program on Water, Environment and Resilience (M-POWER) and the Sustainable Mekong Region Network (SUMERNET).

Dr Lebel has been at Chiang Mai University since 1999 and began working in Thailand since 1991. For further details see: www.sea-user.org.


Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) Asia Centre


Member of SUMERNET Steering Committee and Water Insecurity Advisor


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