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McGill University
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water policy, resource management, water-energy tradeoffs
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About Me

I am a PhD Candidate at McGill University in Montreal, Canada where I am researching freshwater and sanitation issues in Alaska and Northern Canada. In 2011, I received an MSc in Water Science, Policy and Management from the University of Oxford, after graduating from Stanford University in June 2010 with a B.S. in Earth Systems, Oceans Track. I am a freelance writer and have written for Routledge, Power Magazine, Friends of the Earth, SGI News, the World Bank, the Island Press, and others. I have lived and worked overseas, including for a small renewable energy NGO on the Thai-Burmese border. For four years I was a water-energy analyst and consultant for the Thirsty Energy initiative at the World Bank.

Recent Publications

Sohns, Antonia. “Water Security in the Barents Region.” Society, Environment and Human Security in the Arctic Barents Region, by Kamrul Hossain and Dorothée Cambou, Routledge, 2018.

World Bank. 2017. Modeling the water-energy nexus: how do water constraints affect energy planning in South Africa?Washington, D.C.: World Bank Group.

Rodriguez, D., A.D. Martin, and A. Sohns.2016. Chapter 13: “The Challenge of Climate Change in the Energy-Water Nexus” in “Adding to Complexity: Climate Change in the Energy-Water Nexus. The Water, Food, Energy and Climate Nexus: Challenges and an Agenda for Action.” Routeledge. doi:10.4324/9781315640716.

Sohns, A. A., Rodriguez, D. J., and Delgado, A. 2016. “Thirsty Energy (II): The Importance of Water for Oil and Gas Extraction.” World Bank Group.

Rodriguez, D., A.D. Martin, and A. Sohns. 2015. Chapter 6: “Cross-Cutting Issues of Energy” in the “Progress Towards Sustainable Energy 2015: Global Tracking Framework Report.” World Bank Group and the International Energy Agency.

Delgado, A., Rodriguez, D., and Sohns, A. 2015. “Thirsty Energy: Understanding the Linkages between Energy and Water.” World Bank.

Rodriguez, D., and A. Sohns.  2014. Will water constrain our energy future?” Water Monographies: Water & Energy: 14-23.

Sohns, A. “What China and Other Nations Can Learn from US Shale Gas Hydraulic Fracturing Experience.” POWER Magazine. 

Sohns, A., and L. Crowder. 2013. “Sustainable Fisheries and Seas: Preventing Ecological Collapse. State of the World 2013: Is Sustainability Still Possible?” Island Press.doi:10.5822/978-1-61091-458-1_6.

Rodriguez, Diego J., A. Delgado, P. DeLaquil, and A. Sohns. 2013. “Thirsty Energy.” World Bank Group.

Sohns, Antonia.2009. “Human Rights in Indonesia: The Consequences of Discrepancies in Domestic versus International Law.” Cornell International Affairs ReviewII (2): 55–64.


Media Coverage
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United States, Canada, Arctic region
Expertise by Geography
United States
Expertise by Chronology
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Environment, Science