Colleen Cranmer and Steven Jean


Colleen Cranmer recently joined ESSA Technologies in Ottawa, Canada. As part of the International Climate Change and Adaptation team, she works on a variety of projects involving community adaptation plans, hydroelectric dam impact assessments, and reviews to capture the impacts of climate change. Before joining ESSA, Colleen interned for Future Earth for their Sustainable Water Future Programme. Colleen has a Master’s in Integrated Water Resource Management from McGill University in Montréal, Québec. Her research focused on the Water-Energy-Food Nexus and how this manner of thinking can be utilized for holistic sustainable development towards achieving the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals.

Steven Jean graduated from McGill’s Integrated Water Resource Management program. During his time in the program he fine-tuned his knowledge of stakeholder relations and transboundary water management. Steven began researching novel methods to bring transboundary stakeholders together. Since then he has gone on to facilitate several simulation gaming events using the serious game Aqua Republica. Steven believes that by thinking outside of the box we can bring stakeholders together over boundaries allowing for a more cohesive approach to  water management.

They blog about water-related issues at