Dr. ir. S. (Sadie) McEvoy
Sadie is a researcher at the Policy Analysis section of TU Delft’s Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management. She also works closely with the Department of Water Management, at the Faculty of Civil Engineering.
Following undergraduate studies in Civil Engineering, in the US, Sadie worked in international water resources management, based in San Francisco, California. Through this experience, Sadie developed an interest in the role of decision making in water management. She pursued this interest in graduate studies at the Department of Water Management, at TU Delft’s Faculty of Civil Engineering, where she graduated with a thesis on economic valuation for real-time control in water systems.
During her doctoral research in the Policy Analysis section, Sadie studied the effect of collaborative planning support tools on decision making in urban adaptation to climate change. In this project, Sadie was able to pursue her interests in decision making under uncertainty and the use of information in decision making in different parts of the world.
Following her PhD, Sadie continues to work at the intersection of water management and decision making in an international context. Her work continues to center on climate change adaptation, and most recently, how to prepare for sea level rise. Sadie is on the board of the Society for Decision Making under Deep Uncertainty (DMDU) and is the chapter scientist for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) 6th Assessment Report, Working Group II (Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability) Chapter 13 (Europe).