New SSHRC-Funded Project: Comparative Analysis of Non-material Dimensions of Water Insecurities

Leila M. Harris and her three collaborators, W. Jepson, M. Galvin, and S. Walsh, have a new SSHRC-funded project! Awarded the Insight Grant from SSHRC, the project “Beyond Access: Comparative Analysis of Non-material Dimensions of Water Insecurities,” has three goals. First, it advances conceptualization and empirical evidence for non-material elements of water insecurity. Second, it examines […]

NEW PUB: MCFARLANE AND HARRIS: SMALL SYSTEMS, BIG CHALLENGES: REVIEW OF SMALL DRINKING WATER SYSTEM GOVERNANCE

Kiely McFarlane and Leila M. Harris published an article titled, “Small systems, big challenges: Review of small drinking water system governance.” in Environmental Reviews. Abstract: Small drinking water systems (SDWS) are widely identified as presenting particular challenges for drinking water management and governance in industrialised nations because of their small customer base, geographic isolation, and limited human […]

NEW RESOURCE OUT: LESSONS FROM THE EU APPROACH TO GOVERNING SMALL DRINKING WATER SYSTEMS

Ana Elia Ramón-Hidalgo, Kiely McFarlane, Emily Raab and Leila M. Harris compiled a policy brief that draws together insights from recent reports on the state of small drinking water systems in the EU, and evaluations of the EU Drinking Water Directive. The brief aims to highlight key themes and considerations that might be of interest for […]

NEW RESOURCE OUT: BIBLIOGRAPHY OF GOVERNANCE OF SMALL DRINKING WATER SYSTEMS

Kiely McFarlane compiled a bibliography of recent sources related to the governance of small drinking water systems. This bibliography identifies academic publications from 1990-June 2018 that examine one or more aspects of the governance of SDWS in industrialised countries. Key themes in the publications are summarised in a literature review on the challenges, causes, solutions, […]

NEW PUB: LUKER AND HARRIS: DEVELOPING NEW URBAN WATER SUPPLIES: INVESTIGATING MOTIVATIONS AND BARRIERS TO GROUNDWATER USE IN CAPE TOWN

EDGES alumna Emma Luker, and Leila M. Harris co-authored an article titled, “Developing new urban water supplies: Investigating motivations and barriers to groundwater use in Cape Town” in International Journal of Water Resources Development. Abstract: Many cities are experiencing increasing water resource stress. In Cape Town, South Africa, surface water supplies are at a record […]

NEW OP-ED ON NATIONAL POST: TRUMP’S ‘ALL-OUT EFFORT’ ON CLIMATE IS DERELICT AND RISKY

EDGES member Sameer H. Shah and Scott McKenzie, and Devyani Singh published an op-ed piece on National Post, titled “Trump’s ‘all-out effort- on climate is derelict and risky.” This article was originally published on The Conversation, an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts. Disclosure information is available on the […]

CONGRATS TO GRAHAM ON HIS AUTHORSHIP IN IPCC!

EDGES member Graham McDowell becomes Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Contributing Author! Graham was invited to contribute given his unique expertise in human adaptation to climate change in high mountain regions. Graham is a PhD student at the Institute for Resources, Environment, and Sustainability (IRES) at UBC. He holds an MSc in Environmental Change and Management […]

NEW PUB: WUTICH ET AL.: HOUSEHOLD WATER SHARING: A REVIEW OF WATER GIFTS, EXCHANGES, AND TRANSFERS ACROSS CULTURES

NEW PUB: WUTICH ET AL.: HOUSEHOLD WATER SHARING: A REVIEW OF WATER GIFTS, EXCHANGES, AND TRANSFERS ACROSS CULTURES

Leila Harris is a co-author on a recent article “Household water sharing: A review of water gifts, exchanges, and transfers across cultures” by Wutich. A., Budds, J., Jepson, W. et al. published in Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews – Water. Abstract: Water sharing offers insight into the everyday and, at times, invisible ties that bind people and households […]

NEW PUB: HARPER ET AL.: INDIGENOUS WOMEN RESPOND TO FISHERIES CONFLICT AND CATALYZE CHANGE IN GOVERNANCE ON CANADA’S PACIFIC COAST

Leila M. Harris is a co-author on a recent article, “Indigenous women respond to fisheries conflict and catalyze change in governance on Canada’s Pacific Coast” by Harper, S., Salomon, A.K., Newell, D., Waterfall, P.H., Brown, K., Harris, L.M., and Sumaila, U.R. published in Maritime Studies. Abstract: While the agency of individuals has been identified as a key […]

NEW PUB: NICOLE WILSON ET AL.: DATA QUALITY FROM A COMMUNITY-BASED, WATER-QUALITY MONITORING PROJECT IN THE YUKON RIVER BASIN

NEW PUB: NICOLE WILSON ET AL.: DATA QUALITY FROM A COMMUNITY-BASED, WATER-QUALITY MONITORING PROJECT IN THE YUKON RIVER BASIN

EDGES member Nicole Wilson co-authored an article in Citizen Science: Theory and Practice, titled “Data Quality from a Community-Based, Water-Quality Monitoring Project in the Yukon River Basin.” Abstract: This paper examines the quality of data collected by the Indigenous Observation Network, a community-based water-quality project in the Yukon River Basin of Alaska and Canada. The Indigenous […]

CONGRATULATIONS TO DR.DANIKA KLEIBER ON HER NEW JOB!

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 […]

CONGRATULATIONS TO LUCY RODINA FOR COMPLETING HER DOCTORAL THESIS!

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 […]

NEW PUBLICATION: WILSON AND INKSTER: Respecting water: Indigenous water governance, ontologies, and the politics of kinship on the ground

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 […]

NEW PUBLICATION: SHAH AND RODINA: WATER ETHICS, JUSTICE, AND EQUITY IN SOCIAL-ECOLOGICAL SYSTEMS CONSERVATION: LESSONS FROM THE QUEENSLAND WILD RIVERS ACT

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 […]

NEW PUBLICATION: TORIO: LEVELING THE PLAYING FIELD FOR METRO MANILA’S IMPOVERISHED HOUSEHOLDS

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 […]

INTERVIEW WITH EMMA LUKER, EDGES ALUMNI AND PLANNING ANALYST

INTERVIEW WITH EMMA LUKER, EDGES ALUMNI AND PLANNING ANALYST

EDGES alumni Emma Luker has been featured in an interview by IRES to share her experience in her new job as Planning Analyst in UBC’s Campus + Community Planning Department, with a dual role in the Public Engagement and Sustainability + Engineering units. Emma obtained her MSc in Resource Management and Environmental Studies in August 2017, as […]

NEW OP-ED ON WATER SAVINGS STRATEGIES IN CAPE TOWN

NEW OP-ED ON WATER SAVINGS STRATEGIES IN CAPE TOWN

Cape Town could become the world’s first major city to run out of water – what’s been termed Day Zero. The city has done a great deal of work to manage water use, even winning multiple awards, although equity concerns have frequently been raised in relation to these efforts. In light of the ongoing drought, […]

NEW PUBLICATION: TREMBLAY & HARRIS: CRITICAL VIDEO ENGAGEMENTS: EMPATHY, SUBJECTIVITY AND CHANGING NARRATIVES OF WATER RESOURCES THROUGH PARTICIPATORY VIDEO (FREE UNTIL APR 22)

Crystal Tremblay and Leila Harris have published an article in Geoforum, titled “Critical video engagements: Empathy, subjectivity and changing narratives.” Abstract: This article engages a critical feminist analysis of a community-based participatory video (PV) process focused on water and sanitation issues in underserved settlements of Accra, Ghana and Cape Town, South Africa. With focus on […]

UPCOMING SEMINAR: DR.HARRIS AT TEXAS A&M “IMPLEMENTING, NARRATING, AND RESISTING THE HUMAN RIGHT TO WATER”

In February 26, 2018, Dr. Leila Harris will present a seminar titled “Implementing, Narrating, and Resisting the Human Right to Water” at Texas A&M University. The presentation is co-sponsored by the Department of Geography at Texas A&M and the Water Security Initiative o Click below to view full information: http://calendar.tamu.edu/geosciences/#event_id/37567/view/event/date/20180226d        

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