UPCOMING TALK: LEILA HARRIS TO SPEAK AT THE 2019 BC NURSES UNION HUMAN RIGHTS + EQUITY CONFERENCE

On November 29, 2019, Leila will speak at the British Columbia Nurses Union Human Rights and Equity Conference about the equity and governance considerations related to the human right to water. This year’s conference is focused on addressing climate change through the lens of nursing, advocacy and leadership. Details: Challenges related to the human right to […]
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LEILA HARRIS TALKS TO THE PETER WALL INSTITUTE ABOUT THE SOCIAL CHALLENGES OF WATER INSECURITY

Over the summer, Leila talked to UBC’s Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies about the social challenges of water insecurity. Thinking beyond the physical and public health ramifications of water insecurity, Leila discusses her work investigating the effects access to water can have on social relationships and dynamics, and people’s emotional lives. Full video can […]
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CONGRATULATIONS TO DACOTAH-VICTORIA ON HER UBC PUBLIC SCHOLAR AWARD AND MITACS-ACCELERATE RESEARCH AWARD!

EDGES member Dacotah-Victoria is a new UBC Public Scholar. Dacotah’s PSI (Public Scholars Initiative) award will support her co-designed community partner engagement project, “Examining the Museum of Rain Theatre project: Exploring narratives of water (in)security in British Columbia”. For this project, Dacotah is collaborating with the Vancouver based-theatre production company, The Only Animal to illuminate diverse experiences of […]
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NEW PUB: RODINA: WATER RESILIENCE LESSONS FROM CAPE TOWN’S WATER CRISIS

EDGES alumna Lucy Rodina published an article titled “Water resilience lessons from Cape Town’s water crisis” in WIREs Water. Abstract: In the aftermath of the acute water crisis, building resilience in the water sector has become a priority for the City of Cape Town. In this piece, I discuss several emerging lessons from Cape Town’s […]
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SPECIAL ISSUE OF WATER: “WATER GOVERNANCE: RETHEORIZING POLITICS”

Leila M. Harris, Sameer H. Shah, Nicole J. Wilson, and Joanne Nelson edited the special issue titled “Water Governance: Retheorizing Politics” in Water. Abstract: This Special Issue on water governance features a series of articles that highlight recent and emerging concepts, approaches, and case studies to re-center and re-theorize “the political” in relation to decision-making, […]
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