Sarah Laborde is a Research Fellow at the Australian Rivers Institute, Griffith University, Australia. She is a student of the connections between people and water. She has a background in the hydrological sciences as well as the social sciences, and completed a PhD at the University of Western Australia in 2012 with joint affiliations in water resources engineering and environmental anthropology. Her current research projects relate to the notion of "flow" and to the links between water and well-being. Some of her teachers are Nyikina and Gooniyandi custodians of the Margaret and Fitzroy Rivers, in Northwest Australia.