MAARIA CURLIER is a project manager in water governance and transboundary water issues. With a background in both marine affairs and international affairs, Maaria’s practice focuses on overseeing projects related to marine and international affairs that have an emphasis on benefit sharing, data and information sharing and exchange, institutional architecture, conflict resolution, finance, resilience to climate change, compliance, and enforcement.
Maaria’s academic background includes graduate degrees from UBC (B.A.), University of Washington Institute for Marine Studies (M.M.A.); University of Washington Jackson School of International Studies (M.I.A.S.).
For the past three decades, Maaria has partnered extensively with Richard Paisley on projects that have included: domestic and international water/energy law and policy; international environmental law, environmental conflict resolution and mediation; climate change; peace processes; environmental impact assessments; and international business transactions.
She has co-published scholarly academic literature. Projects she has worked on include those for: the World Bank, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), United Nations Environmental Program (UNEP), UN Regional Centre for Preventive Diplomacy for Central Asia (UNRCCA), Mekong River Commission Secretariat (MRCS), Canadian Parks & Wilderness Society (CPAWS), Columbia Basin Trust (CBT), and the private sector.
Maaria is an avid runner, hiker, and paddleboarder.