Dacotah-Victoria Splichalova is the water program’s assistant project manager at EcoCiv, where she oversees the W12+ Blueprint, our database for water solutions, and works closely with our on-the-ground partners to coordinate projects. With a decade of experience working as a community-based researcher, facilitator, and science journalist, Dacotah has contributed to diverse community-led water projects focused on international transboundary water cooperation, collaborative water governance, water insecurity, and river basin management development in Central America, North America, Southern Africa, and Western Europe.
Dacotah is presently a doctoral candidate and researcher at the University of British Columbia. She earned her Master’s degree in water resources, policy, and management and her Bachelor’s degree in philosophy, journalism, and peace studies at Oregon State University. A dedicated surfer, she enjoys exploring underground rivers, “Cenotes,” surrounding her home of Mérida, Yucatán, México.