The EDGES Research Collaborative is very excited to announce the arrival of visiting Fulbright scholar, Dr. Jamie McEvoy!

I am an associate professor of geography at Montana State University in Bozeman, MT. I’m currently on sabbatical as a Fulbright Scholar and will be a visiting scholar at the Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability (IRES) at the University of British Columbia (August through November 2021) and the Programa de Investigación en Cambio Climático (PINCC) at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (January through April 2022).

My sabbatical research will focus on identifying and evaluating the regulatory, institutional, cultural, and practical barriers and opportunities for natural water storage as a climate change adaptation strategy in a cross-national comparative case study of projects in British Columbia, Canada, Mexico City, Baja California Sur (BCS), Mexico, and Montana, USA. In Canada, I will be exploring the Natural Assets Management strategy utilized by the Town of Gibsons on the Sunshine Coast and the Englishman River Watershed on Vancouver island which is a demonstration site for connecting land, water and people. In Mexico, I will study a conservation area known as the “Bosque de Agua” (Forest of Water) which plays a critical role in recharging the aquifer that provides more than 70 percent of the water supply for Mexico City and natural water storage initiatives in La Paz, BCS.

Brief Bio: Jamie McEvoy earned her PhD in geography from the University of Arizona in 2013. Her research interests include water governance, climate change vulnerability and adaptation in the water sector, political ecology, science technology studies, and nature-society relations.

Jamie can be contacted at: jamie.mcevoy@montana.edu.

A list of recent publications is available on her MSU website or Google Scholar page:

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