Assistant Professor

Urban Planning and Public Policy
218F Social Ecology I

Areas of Expertise

Water resources management; environmental economics; urban water systems; flood risk management; adaptation to extreme events.

Curriculum Vitae


Dr. Allaire is an Assistant Professor of Water Economics and Policy at the University of California, Irvine. Her research focuses on developing solutions to environmental challenges through integrated understanding of economic and natural systems. Specific areas of interest include the development of improved strategies for flood risk management, decision support for water resource management, and assessing trends in water security.

She holds a Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina and was a Postdoctoral Fellow at Columbia University’s Earth Institute from 2015-2017. She has designed and carried out field studies in the U.S., Southeast Asia, and West Africa. Her professional experience spans the public and private sectors, including international organizations (World Bank, Global Development Network), think tanks (Resources for the Future, International Water Management Institute), and environmental consulting (AMEC).


Ph.D., University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
B.S., Tufts University