Water Security Associate
Liz Saccoccia is a Water Security Associate on WRI’s Water Team. Her work includes contributing to the Water, Peace, and Security Partnership. Through this project, she co-created a machine learning-based conflict prediction tool that leverages information on environmental, political, economic, social, and demographic conditions worldwide. The partnership was awarded the 2020 Luxembourg Peace Prize for Outstanding Environmental Peace.
Liz also supports the data creation and analysis for Aqueduct, a suite of tools that map water risks such as floods, droughts, and water stress, using open-source, peer reviewed data. She works with companies, governments, and research partners to advance best practices in water resources management and enable sustainable growth in a water-constrained world. Previously, Liz was the Data Team Lead on WRI’s Resource Watch, an open platform to explore accurate, up-to-date insights about our planet.
Prior to joining WRI, Liz served in Nicaragua as a Peace Corps Volunteer. She has worked previously at AidData and the Chesapeake Bay Foundation. Liz holds degrees in Geology and Environmental Science from the College of William and Mary, and is completing a M.S. in Analytics from Georgia Tech. She enjoys surfing, sailing, and hiking with her Nicaraguan husky, Atlas, and is based in California.
Using cutting-edge data to identify and evaluate water risks around the world
Resource Watch provides trusted and timely data for a sustainable future.Part of Climate
Water, Peace & Security Partnership
The Water, Peace and Security (WPS) Partnership was founded in 2018 to pioneer the development of innovative tools that identify and address water-related security risks.Part of Water Security
Corporate Water Stewardship
Advancing sustainable water management in the private sector by empowering companies to reduce business risks and driving innovation in water-related data, tools and strategies.
Addressing the security threats countries, cities and companies face from increasing, intensifying water risks