CONGRATULATIONS TO DR.DANIKA KLEIBER ON HER NEW JOB!

We are pleased to congratulate Dr. Danika Kleiber, EDGES and IRES alumna, on her new job. Dr. Kleiber has just started a joint three-year Postdoctroal Research position with the ARC Center of Excellence in Coral Reef Studies, and WorldFish. She will be based in Townsville, Australia and working at James Cook University where she will […]
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CONGRATULATIONS TO LUCY RODINA FOR COMPLETING HER DOCTORAL THESIS!

EDGES member Lucy Rodina’s doctoral thesis, “Tracing and situating water resilience across scales”, is now complete and available online! Abstract Under increasing urbanization and climate change impacts, many cities today are facing higher risks of water scarcity, flooding, or water pollution. Building resilience in the water sector is widely recognized as a key objective across […]
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NEW PUBLICATION: WILSON AND INKSTER: Respecting water: Indigenous water governance, ontologies, and the politics of kinship on the ground

Nicole Wilson and Jody Inkster published an article in Environment and Planning E: Nature and Space, titled “Respecting water: Indigenous water governance, ontologies, and the politics of kinship on the ground.” Abstract: Indigenous peoples often view water as a living entity or a relative, to which they have a sacred responsibility. Such a perspective frequently conflicts […]
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NEW PUBLICATION: SHAH AND RODINA: WATER ETHICS, JUSTICE, AND EQUITY IN SOCIAL-ECOLOGICAL SYSTEMS CONSERVATION: LESSONS FROM THE QUEENSLAND WILD RIVERS ACT

Sameer H. Shah and Lucy Rodina published an article titled “Water ethics, justice, and equity in social-ecological systems conservation: lessons from the Queensland Wild Rivers Act” in Water Policy. Abstract: The protection of natural rivers and watersheds face important concerns related to environmental (in)justice and (in)equity. Using the Queensland Wild Rivers Act as a case […]
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NEW PUBLICATION: TORIO: LEVELING THE PLAYING FIELD FOR METRO MANILA’S IMPOVERISHED HOUSEHOLDS

Philamer C. Torio has published an article in Water Policy, titled “Leveling the playing field for metro Manila’s impoverished households.” Abstract: Metro Manila’s water privatization is one of the world’s largest and longest-running privatization programs for a water utility. While traditional efficiency metrics show significantly improved service levels under this schema, local anti-privatization activists maintain that […]
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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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