Stephanie Buechler

Assistant Research Professor of Environmental Policy - Udall Center for Studies in Public Policy, School of Geography and Development

Adaptation programs/projects:

  • The irrigation-hydropower nexus in the Ganges headwaters. Water, Land, and Energy (WLE) Program. (Consultative Group on Agricultural Research (CGIAR), 2015-2017)
  • Environmental, Social, and Economic Sustainability: A Community Garden in a Low-Income Neighborhood in Tucson, Arizona. (Lead PI, 2013-)
  • Coupled Natural-Human Systems. Research in Rayon, Sonora, Mexico on changing livelihoods in a riparian community. (Co-PI, National Science Foundation, 2012-2015)
  • Arid Cities in Changing Climates: Urban Land and Water Use in the Desert Southwest. (Co-PI, Bureau of Reclamation, Denver office and Water Sustainability Program, University of Arizona, 2010-2013)

Selected publications:

  • Buechler, S., 2016. Gendered vulnerabilities and grassroots adaptation initiatives in home gardens and small orchards in Northwest Mexico. Open Access Special Issue: ‘Gender perspectives in resilience and adaptation to global change research’. Ambio: a Journal of the Human Environment, 45(3), 322-334.
  • Buechler, S., and A.-M. Hanson (eds.), 2015. A Political Ecology of Women, Water and Global Environmental Change. London: Routledge. Buechler, S., 2015. Climate-water challenges and adaptation strategies of women in a riparian community in Sonora, Mexico. In Political Ecology of Women, Water and Global Environmental Change, S. Buechler and A.-M. Hanson, eds. London: Routledge.
  • Scott, C., and S. Buechler, 2013. Environmental and social change in the U.S. Mexico borderlands: Climate, water, and demographic futures. Ecosphere, 4(1): 1-16.
  • Buechler, S., 2012. Sustainability of gendered agricultural production in the context of water scarcity and climate change on the Mexican border with the United States, in Gender and Sustainability: Critical Case Studies from Asia and Latin America, ed. M.L. Cruz Torres and P. McElwee. Tucson: University of Arizona Press.
  • Buechler, S., and D. Gayathri, 2012. Highlighting the user in wastewater research: Gender, caste and class in the study of wastewater-dependent livelihoods in Hyderabad, India, in Diverting the Flow: Gender Equity and Water in South Asia (S. Ahmed, S.R. Gautam, and M. Zwarteveen, eds.). New Delhi: Zubaan Books.
  • Buechler, S., 2009. Gender, water and climate change in Sonora, Mexico: Implications for policies and programmes on agricultural income generation, Gender and Development, 17(1): 51-66.

Employment highlights:

  • Ambassador for Sisters on the Planet, Oxfam America


  • Ph.D., Sociology, Binghamton University, 2001
  • M.A., Public Affairs, Cornell University, 1992
  • B.A., Political Science, Haverford College, 1989
Geographic Area
Latin America and Caribbean
Language Area
Expertise Area
Human Dimensions of Climate Change
International and Development
Natural Resources Management
Planning and Land Use
Program Evaluation
Stakeholder Engagement and Outreach
Sustainability Options and Infrastructure
Vulnerability Assessment
Water Conservation, Supply, and Demand