Ms. Halinishi Yusuf, a PhD Researcher at Newcastle University, UK, holds a Master of Arts in Development Studies and a Bachelor's degree in Environmental Studies. With expertise in natural resource management, including forestry, fisheries, water, and sand, she previously worked with a sub-national agency regulating sand mining in Kenya. Her research focuses on the impact of river sand mining on alluvial water aquifers, dryland livelihoods, and water resource resilience in changing climates. Her work aims to identify pathways for sustainable natural resource use and conservation. Yusuf's experience and research underscore her commitment to addressing the complex challenges at the intersection of natural resource management, sand mining, water, and sustainable development. Read more about Halinishi here