New Publication: Peloso & Harris: Pathways for Participatory Water Governance in Ashaiman, Ghana

New Publication: Peloso & Harris: Pathways for Participatory Water Governance in Ashaiman, Ghana

EDGES members Megan Peloso and Leila Harris have published a new article in Society and Natural Resources titled “Pathways for Participatory Water Governance in Ashaiman, Ghana: Learning from Institutional Bricolage and Hydrosocial Perspectives.” Abstract: Coupling a hydrosocial perspective with institutional bricolage, this research considers possibilities for participatory water governance in Ashaiman, a peri-urban settlement of Accra, […]

Congratulations to Dr. Crystal Tremblay!

Congratulations to Dr. Crystal Tremblay!

EDGES Postdoctoral Fellow Crystal Tremblay has been appointed as the Special Advisor on Community Engaged Scholarship at the University of Victoria. Read the full statement here: http://unescochair-cbrsr.org/index.php/2017/10/17/dr-crystal-tremblay-appointed-special-advisor-on-community-engaged-scholarship-at-university-of-victoria/

New Publication: Harris & Rodina: Water Materialities and Citizen Engagement

New Publication: Harris & Rodina: Water Materialities and Citizen Engagement

EDGES members Leila Harris and Lucy Rodina were part of a team that collaborated on an article titled “Water Materialities and Citizen Engagement: Testing the Implications of Water Access and Quality for Community Engagement in Ghana and South Africa.” Abstract: We analyze the relationship between perceptions of domestic water access, and quality, in relation community […]

Congratulations to Sameer!

Congratulations to Sameer!

  This week, Sameer Shah was recognized as the recipient of the 2017 Nehru Humanitarian Award in the Memory of Prem Goel. The award is given to the graduate student judged to have the most promising research program related to South Asia. Sameer will be accepting the award on November 17 and will be presenting his work with the Centre for […]

New Publication: Rodina & Harris – Water, equity and resilience in Southern Africa

New Publication: Rodina & Harris – Water, equity and resilience in Southern Africa

EDGES members Lucy Rodina and Leila Harris are part of a team that collaborated on an article, “Water, equity and resilience in Southern Africa: future directions for research and practice” that was published in Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability. Abstract: Drawing from the proceedings of an expert workshop with academics, researchers, government and NGO participants working […]

Congrats to Emma Luker on her new position with the City of Vancouver!

Congrats to Emma Luker on her new position with the City of Vancouver!

Congratulations to EDGES graduate Emma on her new position as a Planning Assistant with the City of Vancouver’s Sustainability Group! There she is working on a range of research and policy projects under the City’s Planning, Urban Design and Sustainability umbrella, including water conservation initiatives, sustainable transportation planning and solid waste reduction. Emma recently obtained […]

Congrats to Emma Luker on finishing her MSc!

Congrats to Emma Luker on finishing her MSc!

EDGES congratulates Emma Luker on finishing her MSc this summer!  Emma’s thesis is titled “Transitioning towards water supply diversification : possibilities for groundwater in Cape Town, South Africa” and can be read here. Summary: New options for urban water management are being considered as cities experience increasing stress on their water resources. In the City of […]

New Publication: Harris et al: Negotiated Resilience

New Publication: Harris et al: Negotiated Resilience

L. Harris published an article with E. Chu, and G. Ziervogel that develops the concept of “Negotiated Resilience.” Harris, L., E. Chu, G. Ziervogel (2017). Negotiated Resilience. Resilience: International policies, practices and discourses. 1-19 http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/21693293.2017.1353196 Abstract: Resilience thinking has been roundly critiqued for not accounting for the political – and inherently power-laden – structures that shape decision-making. In […]

New Policy Brief: Shah on Trade-Off Rules for Irrigation Water Re-Allocation

New Policy Brief: Shah on Trade-Off Rules for Irrigation Water Re-Allocation

  S. Shah (2017) Policy Brief: Trade-off rules for irrigation water re-allocation: Global issues and case study insights for the Angat River Basin (Philippines). The University of British Columbia. Many countries, including India, China, and those in sub-Saharan Africa are re-allocating water away from irrigation and deprioritizing water’s use in farming (see cases by Wagle et […]

New Publication: Jepson, Harris, Shah, et al.: Advancing human capabilities for water security: A relational approach

New Publication: Jepson, Harris, Shah, et al.: Advancing human capabilities for water security: A relational approach

EDGES members L. Harris and S. Shah were part of a team that recently collaborated on an article in Water Security that re-conceptualizes water security in relation to broader social and political relations, and human capabilities. The article can be found here.

New Publication: Shah & Zerriffi: Urban water demand, climatic variation, and irrigation-water insecurity: interactive stressors and lessons for water governance from the Angat River basin (Philippines)

New Publication: Shah & Zerriffi: Urban water demand, climatic variation, and irrigation-water insecurity: interactive stressors and lessons for water governance from the Angat River basin (Philippines)

  S. Shah and H. Zerriffi have published an article in Water International, on the combined effects of climatic variation and intersectoral water competition in the Angat Reservoir. Abstract: Climatic variation and intersectoral water competition increasingly challenge the effective provision of irrigation services. This article explores their combined effects on irrigation allocation from the Angat Reservoir […]

New Publication: Shah, Angeles, & Harris: Worlding the Intangibility of Resilience: The Case of Rice Farmers and Water-Related Risk in the Philippines

New Publication: Shah, Angeles, & Harris: Worlding the Intangibility of Resilience: The Case of Rice Farmers and Water-Related Risk in the Philippines

S. Shah, L. Angeles, and L. Harris have recently published an article in World Development on the “social turn” of resilience, using the case of rice farmers in the Philippines. Summary: Agricultural livelihoods are resilient when capable of enduring and overcoming socio-environmental stressors. The “Sustainable Livelihoods Approach”, popularized in development programs, frequently targets farmer capacities […]

EDGES WELCOMES DR. MAYURI SENGUPTA, A BANTING POSTDOCTORAL FELLOW

EDGES WELCOMES DR. MAYURI SENGUPTA, A BANTING POSTDOCTORAL FELLOW

EDGES is pleased to welcome new postdoctoral fellow, Dr. Mayuri Sengupta. Dr. Sengupta is a Banting postdoctoral fellow in the Institute of Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice. Her work focuses on the gendered implications of local forest management in Tripura (Northeast India) by drawing attention to how tribal women are subjected to particular forms […]

a place of mind, The University of British Columbia

AERL
2202 Main Mall,
Vancouver, BC, V6T1Z4, Canada
Fax: 604 822 9250
Email:

Emergency Procedures | Accessibility | Contact UBC  | © Copyright The University of British Columbia