Barbara is Professor and Associate Dean of Faculty with the University of Idaho College of Law. Currently she is also serving as the Interim Director of the Institute for Waters of the West. Her teaching and research expertise is in water law, the law-science interface and interdisciplinary research methods. In her outreach and engagement she serves as an expert on western water law and its reform in the face of extended drought and climate change, the Columbia River Treaty and on the process of Native American and federal water settlement. Barbara is a co-PI on the UI Water Resources IGERT focused on adaptation to climate change. She is co-chair of the Adaptive Water Governance project made possible through support from the NSF funded National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center, SESYNC. She spent spring 2015 as the Goyder Institute Visiting Professor in Public Sector Policy and Management at Flinders University researching adaptive water governance and water law in South Australia.