Op-ed on Urban Water Resilience by Lucy Rodina and Leila Harris

Lucy Rodina and Leila Harris recently published an opinion piece in The Conversation Africa showcasing ongoing doctoral research in Cape Town South Africa. The piece focuses on what resilience might mean in an African urban context, where high levels of poverty, inequality and mounting climate change impacts are posing numerous challenges. See the fill piece HERE. […]
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Congratulations to Cynthia Morinville!

EDGES alumna Cynthia Morinville  was recently awarded the prestigious Trudeau Fellowship. Cynthia joins Andrea Marston, also a former EDGES member, as a Trudeau Scholar. Cynthia did her Master’s degree at IRES under the supervision of Leila Harris on water access and governance in peri-urban areas in Accra, Ghana. See our publications page to find Cynthia’s published work. Cynthia is currently […]
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New Pub: Rodina and Harris, Water Services, Lived Citizenship, and Notions of the State in Marginalised Urban Spaces

Rodina, L & L. M. Harris (2016). Water Services, Lived Citizenship, and Notions of the State in Marginalised Urban Spaces: The case of Khayelitsha, South Africa. Water Alternatives 9(2): 336-355. **Part of Special Issue: Water, infrastructure and political rule. Guest Editors: Christine Bichsel, Peter Mollinga, Timothy Moss, Julia Obertreis Abstract: In this paper we argue that in South Africa […]
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New op-ed by Sameer Shah and Karen Kun in Water Canada

Sameer Shah and Karen Kun, Executive Director and Co-founder of Waterlution, published an opinion piece in Water Canada‘s May/June print edition. The piece describes Waterlution’ WaterCity 2040 project –  the first Canada-wide exercise in scenario planning that built collaborative spaces to enable the public to explore what could happen to Canada’s water infrastructure, environments, and relationships with water by 2040. […]
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New Pub: Simms et. al., Navigating the tensions in collaborative watershed governance

Simms, R., Harris, L. M., Joe, N., & Bakker, K. (2016). Navigating the tensions in collaborative watershed governance: Water governance and Indigenous communities in British Columbia, Canada. Geoforum, 73: 6–16. Abstract: First Nations in British Columbia (BC), Canada, have historically been—and largely continue to be—excluded from colonial governments’ decision-making and management frameworks for fresh water. However, in light […]
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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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