The EDGES team is pleased to welcome four new members this Fall – Julian S. Yates, Graham McDowell, Emma Luker and Noal Amir. Julian is a Postdoctoral Fellow at IRES, working on the rollout of small-scale water filtration facilities among BC’s First Nations communities – an approach that gained political expediency due to the recently introduced Water Sustainability Act. This work will focus on the intersections between indigenous conceptions of water in nature, and techno-scientific approaches to delivering ‘clean water’ to First Nations communities. Julian will also be working on the Comparative Water Governance in Africa Research Project. Graham is starting his PhD at IRES with a focus on the key processes and implications of environmental change in high mountain regions, and the strategies that enable these changes to be negotiated in ways that are attentive to both human well-being and ecological resilience. Emma is starting her MA at IRES, working on urban water governance under climate change in South Africa. And Noal is starting her MA at GRSJ, where she will be working on political ecology approaches to study the relationship between wildlife conservation and gender.