Christina Cook is a Science Officer for Synthesis & Foresight at the Future Earth Secretariat. She is based in Montreal. Christina’s work concentrates on understanding the institutions of environmental governance, with a focus on water. After her postdoctoral fellowship she joined the University of Oxford to work as a researcher on a multidisciplinary project on drought and water scarcity in the UK. While at Oxford she became a programme coordinator for a consortium of projects researching drought and water scarcity and worked to synthesize and integrate research across disciplines. Trained as a lawyer and social scientist and holding an undergraduate biology degree, Christina brings both scientific literacy and legal problem solving skills to her work on environmental governance. She has lived and worked in Asia, Europe and North America.