New EDGES report: Beck, Harris and Luker, Institutional and Policy Mapping of the Water Sector in Ghana

Recently, DAAD RISE intern Thessa Beck worked with EDGES to produce an institutional map and report summarizing some of the main water access and governance issues in Ghana, and more specifically the Greater Accra Metropolitan Area (GAMA). The goal of this report is to map out the key policies and institutions that are relevant for understanding […]
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New Workshop: Reimaging Household Water Security Research Workshop at Texas A&M University

Sameer Shah recently participated on behalf of the EDGES Research Collaborative in the Reimaging Household Water Security Research Workshop from September 28-30 at Texas A&M University. The workshop focused on engaging with the concept of household water security, as well as for exploring frameworks for collecting, analyzing, and reporting household water security information. The workshop […]
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Conference: Accessing Water in Africa, Emerging paradigms between risks, resiliences and new solidarities

EDGES members Dr. Leila Harris and Scott Mckenzie recently participated in a conference held in Paris, France, July 2016: L’Accès à l’Eau en Afrique : vers de nouveaux paradigmes ? Vulnérabilité, Exclusion, Résiliences et Nouvelles Solidarités” (Accessing Water in Africa:emerging paradigms between risks, resiliences and new solidarities”)  Involving researchers from all over the world, the conference involved […]
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Seminar: L. Harris, ‘Tapping’ into state-society linkages: looking at perceptions of the state through the lens of water access

Dr. Leila Harris recently gave a seminar at the Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Studies (STIAS), where she is currently a Fellow. Dr. Harris presented on her current collaborative project within UBC, with the goal of publishing it as a book. The project is based on ongoing work with students from UBC, and colleagues from other institutions […]
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New pub: Harris, Rodina, Luker, Darkwah & Goldin, Water Access in Underserved Areas of Accra, Ghana and Cape Town, South Africa: 2012 Survey Report

Harris, L., L. Rodina, E. Luker, A. Darkwah & J. Goldin. (2016). Water Access in underserved areas of Accra, Ghana and Cape Town, South Africa. 2012 Survey Report. The University of British Columbia, Institute of Resources, Environment and Sustainability. Policy Brief Overview: Across Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) urban water supply systems face a range of challenges—so much […]
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EDGES is a research collaborative based at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver. The acronym EDGES identifies the major themes of our research: Environment & Development: Gender, Equity, and Sustainability. The use of the term EDGE is also meant to invoke several of its meanings—highlighting the goal of cutting edge research, signaling the focus of research on marginal and vulnerable populations (women, impoverished, etc.), and also referencing the aim for sharp analysis that will serve to advance knowledge of key issues of contemporary social and environmental concern.  In addition to regular research meetings, the collaborative also sponsors occasional lectures and events related to our research themes.

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