NEW PUB FROM LEILA HARRIS: LEARNING FROM AOTEAROA: WATER GOVERNANCE CHALLENGES AND DEBATES

NEW PUB FROM LEILA HARRIS: LEARNING FROM AOTEAROA: WATER GOVERNANCE CHALLENGES AND DEBATES

Abstract: The New Zealand experience continues to make an outsized imprint in water governance scholarship globally. The articles collected here press forward frontiers in hydrosocial and narrative approaches to water politics, reporting much-needed grounded accounts of governance experimentation and providing critical insight into approaches towards decolonizing environmental governance. Although the contributions are – and must […]

NEW PUB FROM RACHEL STERN AND MELISA LAELAN: COVID-19 AND DISCRIMINATION EXPERIENCES IN THE MARSHALLESE COMMUNITIES OF SPRINGDALE, ARKANSAS

NEW PUB FROM RACHEL STERN AND MELISA LAELAN: COVID-19 AND DISCRIMINATION EXPERIENCES IN THE MARSHALLESE COMMUNITIES OF SPRINGDALE, ARKANSAS

Abstract:This research uses a “migration with dignity” framework to look at the twin impacts of COVID-19 and discrimination on the Marshallese community in Springdale, Arkansas. Specifically, it focuses on the ways in which rights to non-discrimination, to basic quality of life, and to access services, especially healthcare, have not been adequately upheld. As the research […]

NEW PUB FROM MAYURI SENGUPTA AND LEILA HARRIS: INTERROGATING DIFFERENCES: INTERSECTIONALITY AND PARTICIPATORY LIVELIHOOD DEVELOPMENT IN THE UPLAND FOREST OF TRIPURA

  Abstract: Intersectionality is used in academic and policy circles to show how mutually constitutive axes of power and social difference intersect to shape lived experiences of inequality. The concept has made inroads in investigations of participatory development to examine people’s engagement, participatory experiences, and outcomes. However, in doing so, there is sometimes a propensity […]

EDGES JOINS NEW RESEARCH INITIATIVE: RIVERHOOD AND RIVER COMMONS

EDGES JOINS NEW RESEARCH INITIATIVE: RIVERHOOD AND RIVER COMMONS

The EDGES Research Collaborative is pleased to announce its part in a new research initiative: the Riverhood and River Commons research projects. EDGES member Prof. Leila Harris has joined the scientific advisory board for the River Commons project. Riverhood and River Commons are both five-year research projects that focus on enlivening rivers, river co-governance initiatives, and new […]

NEW PUB FROM LEILA HARRIS: WATER GOVERNANCE IN TWO URBAN AFRICAN CONTEXTS

NEW PUB FROM LEILA HARRIS: WATER GOVERNANCE IN TWO URBAN AFRICAN CONTEXTS

Abstract: This paper describes and critically examines the process and outcomes of a community-based participatory video (PV) research project on issues related to water governance with residents of underserved and informal settlements in Khayelitsha, South Africa and Accra, Ghana. Co-produced videos were used to facilitate communication and to open a dialogue between the participating communities […]

UPCOMING SEMINAR, JAN 28: OPERATIONALIZING EQUITY IN THE PROVISION OF WATER INFRASTRUCTURE SERVICES

UPCOMING SEMINAR, JAN 28: OPERATIONALIZING EQUITY IN THE PROVISION OF WATER INFRASTRUCTURE SERVICES

On January 28, at 4:00 pm, Khalid K. Osman will be speaking via zoom as part of the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Seminar Series hosted by Carnegie Melon’s Engineering and Public Policy department. Abstract: Historic decisions in the water sector were designed to limit access to certain groups of people with impacts that still loom […]

NEW PUB FROM LEILA HARRIS: A BRIDGE OVER TROUBLED WATERS

NEW PUB FROM LEILA HARRIS: A BRIDGE OVER TROUBLED WATERS

In a correspondence to the editor of the journal Nature Sustainability, Leila Harris and sixteen other critical water researchers respond to an August, 2021 editorial arguing that little recent innovative research has emerged in water studies, and that the field is overrepresented by quantitative and technically-driven studies. The authors of the correspondence offer the view […]

CONGRATS TO LEILA ON HER KILLAM AWARD!

EDGES member, Prof. Leila Harris, has been awarded the Killam Award for Excellence in Mentoring. Congratulations, Leila! The Killam Awards for Excellence in Mentoring recognize outstanding mentorship of numerous graduate students over many years. Recipients show outstanding ability to foster the intellectual, professional, and personal development of graduate students, as well as activities that go […]

CONGRATS TO MELISSA PLISIC ON THEIR UBC OKANAGAN ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT FEATURE

EDGES member Melissa Plisic has been featured by the University of British Columbia Okanagan News in an Alumni Spotlight article! Congratulations, Melissa! Melissa is an alumni of the Cultural Studies and Sociology programs at UBC Okanagan. The article details Melissa’s decision to pursue a degree at UBC Okanagan, and how the recognition of personal experience […]

WELCOME NEW EDGES MEMBER: EMILY EDWARDS

The EDGES Research Collaborative is very pleased to welcome a new member, Emily Edwards (she/her), who has just begun her Doctoral degree working under the supervision of Prof. Leila Harris at UBC’s Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability! More about Emily below: Contact Email: ecedward@student.ubc.ca Emily Edwards is a PhD student at the Institute for […]

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