Yasmina Choueiri is a water governance and urban environmental design specialist with experience as both an academic and consultant. She uses an applied and participatory-based research approach to analyze complex fragmented water systems, (of mixed formal and informal systems: that cover piped infrastructures, illegal water tankers, bottled water and private domestic wells), identify spectrum of disparities and develop appropriate equity-based policy recommendations. She completed her Ph.D. from the University of California Davis where she researched informal water systems in Lebanon. Her research contributed to the field of water justice. She assessed the socio-economic and environmental impacts of the system and analyzed the social network of those behind the informal water system.