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NEW PUB FROM SAMEER SHAH: SHAH, S. H. “HOW IS WATER SECURITY CONCEPTUALIZED AND PRACTICED FOR RURAL LIVELIHOODS IN THE GLOBAL SOUTH? A SYSTEMATIC SCOPING REVIEW”

Abstract: In the global South, rural and resource-based livelihoods increasingly face water-related risks. The conceptualization and application of the water security concept in relation to rural livelihoods has not been reviewed in this context. To fill this gap, a systematic scoping review of refereed journal articles (2000–2019) was conducted to examine how water security is […]

NEW PUB FROM SAMEER SHAH: SANGA ET AL. “HOW DO FARMERS ADAPT TO AGRICULTURAL RISKS IN NORTHERN INDIA? AN AGENT-BASED EXPLORATION OF ALTERNATE THEORIES OF DECISION-MAKING”

Abstract: Agricultural decision-making processes occur in complex and dynamic environments and are highly contextual. Despite evidence to the contrary, utility maximization is often the implicit theoretical assumption underlying agricultural decision-making processes. This study undertakes an exploratory approach to test alternative theories of human decision-making on the process of agricultural adaptation of farmers in India by […]

CONGRATS TO EVELYN ARRIAGADA ON HER VANIER CGS AWARD!

EDGES member, Evelyn Arriagada, has been awarded a Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship, administered by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada! Congratulations, Evelyn! Evelyn Arriagada is a PhD student at the Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability (UBC), supervised by Professor Leila Harris. Her research interests include subjective experiences of environmental suffering, collective […]

NEW PUB: ABDULAI, CHIREH & TCHOUKALEYSKA. “ENGAGING DIVERSE AUDIENCES: THE ROLE OF COMMUNITY RADIO IN RURAL CLIMATE CHANGE KNOWLEDGE TRANSLATION.”

Abstract: Community radio is an important form of knowledge dissemination, especially in rural areas where it can create opportunities for a geographically spread-out audience to engage in local debates. Through this article, we reflect on the community-building function of radio and consider how it can be mobilized to support climate change knowledge transfer in rural communities. […]

NEW PUB: YIRIDOMOH, CHIREH, BONYE & DERBILE.“ENHANCING THE ADAPTIVE CAPACITY OF PRO-POOR POPULATIONS FOR CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTATION: ANALYSIS OF CASH TRANSFER PROGRAMS IN RURAL GHANA.”

Abstract: Social cash transfer (SCT) has been recognised as an essential social policy intervention to address poverty and vulnerability. The policy intervention has also been observed as a critical package for reducing climate risks. Using the Livelihood Empowerment Against Poverty (LEAP) program in Ghana, the study investigates the role of SCT to climate change adaptation […]

NEW PUB: BENNETT, BAN, SCHUHBAUER, SPLICHALOVA ET AL. “ACCESS RIGHTS, CAPACITIES AND BENEFITS IN SMALL-SCALE FISHERIES: INSIGHTS FROM THE PACIFIC COAST OF CANADA”

Abstract: Small-scale fisheries depend on availability of and access to resources. Yet research on access – the combination of rights and capacities that enable fishers to benefit from available resources – has been limited compared to research on availability in Canadian fisheries. We surveyed 118 independent fishers in British Columbia, Canada to understand access rights […]

NEW PUB: HARRIS. “TOWARDS ENRICHED NARRATIVE POLITICAL ECOLOGIES”

Abstract: Work on narrative, story, and storytelling has been on the rise across the humanities and social sciences. Building on significant work on these themes from Indigenous, Black, and Feminist scholarship, and other varied traditions, this piece explores and elaborates the potential regarding the elicitation, sharing, and analysis of stories for nature-society studies. Specifically, the […]

CONGRATS TO SAMEER SHAH ON COMPLETION OF HIS PHD DEGREE IN RES!!

EDGES member Sameer Shah has successfully completed his PhD degree from UBC’s Institute for Resources, Environment, and Sustainability! His PhD thesis was titled “Advancing livelihood water security in the rural global south“. PhD Thesis Abstract: Climate change and variation, and rising demand for freshwater increasingly impact water security for humans, ecosystems, and integrated social–ecological systems. […]

CONGRATS TO TAYA TRIFFO ON HER SSHRC CGS-M AWARD!

EDGES member, Taya Triffo, has been awarded a Canada Graduate Scholarship – Master’s Award administered by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada! Congratulations, Taya! Under the supervision of Dr. Leila Harris, Taya is developing her thesis research on equity, urban water resilience, and resource planning in the City of Vancouver. She plans to […]

NEW PUB: CAMPERO, HARRIS & KUNZ. “DE-POLITICISING SEAWATER DESALINATION: ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENTS IN THE ATACAMA MINING REGION, CHILE”

Abstract: The construction of desalination plants is proliferating worldwide. In Chile, seawater purification technologies are framed as a tool for confronting water scarcity, stabilizing water provision and optimizing overall water availability while minimizing impacts on groundwater resources. Yet, local communities hosting desalination facilities in their territories are still confronting ongoing water-related inequities. The aim of […]

UPCOMING TALK: LEILA HARRIS TO SPEAK AT AALBORG UNIVERSITY CLIMATE HACK: WATER EVENT

On March 11, 2021 at 12.00pm CET Prof. Leila Harris will speak at Aalborg University’s “CLIMATE HACK: WATER” event as part of a full day conference on the topic. Prof. Harris will speak on the topic of “The human right to water: infrastructures, democracy, and engagement through an equity and justice lens”. The event is part […]

NEW PUB: STOLER, MILLER, BREWER, FREEMAN, HARRIS ET AL. “HOUSEHOLD WATER INSECURITY WILL COMPLICATE THE ONGOING COVID-19 RESPONSE”

Abstract: In March 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) issued a set of public guidelines for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) prevention measures that highlighted handwashing, physical distancing, and household cleaning. These health behaviors are severely compromised in parts of the world that lack secure water supplies, particularly in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). We used […]

WELCOME, TAYA TRIFFO AS OUR NEWEST EDGES MEMBER!

The EDGES Research Collaborative is very pleased to welcome its newest member, Taya Triffo who has just begun her Master of Arts degree working under the supervision of Prof. Leila Harris at UBC’s Institute for Resources, Environment, and Sustainability! More about Taya below: Taya Triffo is a graduate student with the Institute of Resources, Environment, […]

NEW PUB: MCDOWELL, HARRIS, KOPPES, ET AL. “FROM NEEDS TO ACTIONS: PROSPECTS FOR PLANNED ADAPTATIONS IN HIGH MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES”

Abstract: Adaptation needs in high mountain communities are increasingly well documented, yet most efforts to address these needs continue to befall mountain people who have contributed little to the problem of climate change. This situation represents a contravention of accepted norms of climate justice and calls attention to the need for better understanding of prospects for externally resourced adaptation initiatives […]

NEW PUB: MEEHAN, JEPSON, HARRIS, ET AL. “EXPOSING THE MYTHS OF HOUSEHOLD WATER INSECURITY IN THE GLOBAL NORTH”

This manuscript was developed based on the workshop “Household Water Insecurity in the Global North” held at the University of British Columbia, 17–19 November 2019 as part of the Household Water Insecurity Experiences Research Coordination Network (HWISE-RCN). Safe and secure water is a cornerstone of modern life in the global North. This article critically examines […]

CONGRATULATIONS TO GAYLEAN DAVIES ON HER UBC PUBLIC SCHOLAR AWARD!

EDGES member Gaylean Davies is a new UBC Public Scholar. Gaylean’s Public Scholars Initiative (PSI) award will support the arts-based portion of her “Women, Water, and Empowerment” PhD project in Ghana. PSI funding will allow Gaylean to engage women through employing a combination of visual methods (photovoice and participatory mapping) and focus group discussions (FGDs) […]

CONGRATS TO GAYLEAN DAVIES ON HER KILLAM DOCTORAL SCHOLARSHIP!

EDGES member Gaylean Davies has been awarded a Killam Doctoral Scholarship to support her PhD research project “Women, Water, and Empowerment: Investigating Connections and Disconnections in Small Water Enterprises in Ghana”. Gaylean’s work aims to employ feminist conceptualizations of empowerment to investigate women’s experiences of small water enterprise (SWE) projects in Ghana. Feminist understandings of empowerment […]

CONGRATS TO VICTOR LAM ON SUCCESSFUL DEFENSE AND COMPLETION OF HIS MA DEGREE!

EDGES member Victor Lam has successfully completed his master’s degree from UBC’s Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability. His master’s thesis was titled “Justice, Reconciliation, and Solidarity: Religious Environmental Organizations in the Construction and Tailoring of Climate Change Messages in the Trans Mountain Resistance.” MA Thesis Abstract: Religious environmental organizations (REOs) are emerging religious actors in broader […]

NEW PUB: HARRIS ET AL. “WATER SHARING AND THE RIGHT TO WATER: REFUSAL, REBELLION, AND EVERYDAY RESISTANCE”

Leila Harris, Chad Staddon, Amber Wutich, Jessica, Budds, Wendy Jepson, Amber L. Pearson, and Ellis Edjei Adams published a guest editorial in Political Geography titled “Water sharing and the right to water: Refusal, rebellion and everyday resistance”. In this commentary we draw attention to water sharing as political, highlighting the stakes and concerns around such practices. We engage a broad definition of […]

CONGRATS TO GRAHAM MCDOWELL ON COMPLETION OF HIS PHD DEGREE IN RES + NEW JOB!

EDGES member Graham McDowell has successfully completed his PhD degree from UBC’s Institute for Resources, Environment, and Sustainability. His PhD thesis was titled “Adaptation to glacio-hydrological change in high mountains“. Graham has accepted a position as Project Leader for the Canadian Mountain Assessment, a flagship initiative of the recently established Canadian Mountain Network. In this […]

NEW PUB: SENGUPTA “CONSERVING AND COMMERCIALISING FORESTS: TRIBAL WOMEN AND SUBJECTIVITY IN BAGAFA FOREST OF TRIPURA (NORTHEAST INDIA)”

EDGES alumna, Mayuri Sengupta, published an article titled, “Conserving and commercialising forests: tribal women and subjectivity in Bagafa forest of Tripura (Northeast India)” in Gender, Place & Culture. Abstract: Two perspectives on women’s relationships to forests are usually invoked in much of the mainstream policies and research on gender and forest management in India. First, forest-dwelling women, particularly […]

CONGRATS TO EDGES ALUMNA CYNTHIA MORINVILLE ON HER AAG AWARD!

Congratulations to EDGES alumna, Cynthia Morinville (now at the University of Toronto Department of Geography and Planning) for winning the 2020 Glenda Laws Student Paper Award. This award is administered by the American Association of Geographers (AAG) Feminist Geographies Speciality Group. Cynthia’s paper is titled: “Women, Labour, and the Circulation of Value in Bholakpur’s Scrap Economy” in […]

UPCOMING TALK: DACOTAH-VICTORIA SPLICHALOVA AT LLED SEMINAR SERIES EVENT

On January 23rd from 2.30-4.00pm, EDGES member Dacotah-Victoria Splichalova will participate in a talk titled “Research with Impact: Conversations with Public Scholars” as part of the Language, Literacy & Education (LLED) department’s research seminar series. Dacotah is a UBC Public Scholar and, along with other panelists, will discuss what it means to be a public scholar. […]

NEW REPORT PUBLISHED: APEC WOMEN’S PARTICIPATION IN THE MINING INDUSTRY

Cecilia Campero, Alessia Rodriguez, Leila M. Harris, and Nadja Kunz published a report titled “APEC Women’s Participation in the Mining Industry” for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Policy Partnership on Women and the Economy. Executive Summary: This project focuses primarily on the effects of mining on women, in the context of general interest in gender dynamics […]

CONGRATS TO KIELY MCFARLANE FOR COMPLETION OF HER PHD DEGREE IN RES + NEW POST-DOCTORAL POSITION

EDGES member Kiely McFarlane has successfully completed her PhD degree from UBC’s Institute for Resources, Environment, and Sustainability. Her PhD thesis was titled “Waiting on the law to change? A critical geographic analysis of water law reform in British Columbia“. Following the completion of her PhD, Kiely has recently started a new position as a […]

UPCOMING TALK: DACOTAH SPLICHALOVA AT UBC’S FIREtalk EVENT

On November 27th from 4-6pm, EDGES member Dacotah-Victoria Splichalova will speak as part of a UBC FIREtalk event in the UBC Library Research Commons (Koerner Library floor 5). A FIREtalk event focuses on a specific theme and consists of three brief (approximately 10 minutes) presentations by UBC graduate students from different disciplines, followed by a […]

FINAL UPDATE: COMPARATIVE WATER GOVERNANCE IN URBAN SITES OF AFRICA RESEARCH PROJECT (CWGAR)

Final update on L. Harris¨ SSHRC funded project on Water Governance in Accra and Cape Town Access ¨Citizenship¨ and Narrative 2013-2019 is now complete and available, including a full list of publications from the project. PDF of full report available here CWGAR – Final Update.

SPECIAL ISSUE OF WATER REPUBLISHED AS BOOK: WATER GOVERNANCE: RETHEORIZING POLITICS”

Leila M. Harris, Sameer H. Shah, Nicole J. Wilson, and Joanne Nelson edited the special issue titled “Water Governance: Retheorizing Politics” in Water, now re-published in book form. Description: This republished Special Issue highlights recent and emergent concepts and approaches to water governance that re-centers the political in relation to water-related decision making, use, and […]

NEW PUB: JEPSON, WUTICH & HARRIS: WATER-SECURITY CAPABILITIES AND THE HUMAN RIGHT TO WATER

Leila Harris co-authored a book chapter, “Water-security capabilities and the human right to water” in Water Politics: Governance, Justice and the Right to Water edited by Farhana Sultana and Alex Loftus. Description: Scholarship on the right to water has proliferated in interesting and unexpected ways in recent years. This book broadens existing discussions on the right to […]

NEW PUB: BRISBOIS, SPIEGEL & HARRIS: HEALTH, ENVIRONMENT AND COLONIAL LEGACIES: SITUATING THE SCIENCE OF PESTICIDES, BANANAS AND BODIES IN ECUADOR

Leila Harris co-authored an article, “Health, environment and colonial legacies: Situating the science of pesticides, bananas and bodies in Ecuador” in Social Science & Medicine. Abstract: Pesticide-related health impacts in Ecuador’s banana industry illustrate the need to understand science’s social production in the context of major North-South inequities. This paper explores colonialism’s ongoing context specific relationships to […]

UPCOMING TALK: LEILA HARRIS TO SPEAK AT THE 2019 BC NURSES UNION HUMAN RIGHTS + EQUITY CONFERENCE

On November 29, 2019, Leila will speak at the British Columbia Nurses Union Human Rights and Equity Conference about the equity and governance considerations related to the human right to water. This year’s conference is focused on addressing climate change through the lens of nursing, advocacy and leadership. Details: Challenges related to the human right to […]

LEILA HARRIS TALKS TO THE PETER WALL INSTITUTE ABOUT THE SOCIAL CHALLENGES OF WATER INSECURITY

Over the summer, Leila talked to UBC’s Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies about the social challenges of water insecurity. Thinking beyond the physical and public health ramifications of water insecurity, Leila discusses her work investigating the effects access to water can have on social relationships and dynamics, and people’s emotional lives. Full video can […]

CONGRATULATIONS TO DACOTAH-VICTORIA ON HER UBC PUBLIC SCHOLAR AWARD AND MITACS-ACCELERATE RESEARCH AWARD!

EDGES member Dacotah-Victoria is a new UBC Public Scholar. Dacotah’s PSI (Public Scholars Initiative) award will support her co-designed community partner engagement project, “Examining the Museum of Rain Theatre project: Exploring narratives of water (in)security in British Columbia”. For this project, Dacotah is collaborating with the Vancouver based-theatre production company, The Only Animal to illuminate diverse experiences of […]

NEW PUB: RODINA: WATER RESILIENCE LESSONS FROM CAPE TOWN’S WATER CRISIS

EDGES alumna Lucy Rodina published an article titled “Water resilience lessons from Cape Town’s water crisis” in WIREs Water. Abstract: In the aftermath of the acute water crisis, building resilience in the water sector has become a priority for the City of Cape Town. In this piece, I discuss several emerging lessons from Cape Town’s […]

SPECIAL ISSUE OF WATER: “WATER GOVERNANCE: RETHEORIZING POLITICS”

Leila M. Harris, Sameer H. Shah, Nicole J. Wilson, and Joanne Nelson edited the special issue titled “Water Governance: Retheorizing Politics” in Water. Abstract: This Special Issue on water governance features a series of articles that highlight recent and emerging concepts, approaches, and case studies to re-center and re-theorize “the political” in relation to decision-making, […]

NEW PUB: HARRIS: ASSESSING STATES: WATER SERVICE DELIVERY AND EVOLVING STATE-SOCIETY RELATIONS IN ACCRA, GHANA AND CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA

Leila M. Harris published an article titled, “Assessing states: Water service delivery and evolving state-society relations in Accra, Ghana and Cape Town, South Africa,” in Environment and Planning C: Politics and Space. Abstract:This paper analyzes water services in relation to trust in government, with insights for broader state–society relations. The work is based on a […]

[ART EXHIBIT] THE PRECARITY: WATER AND POWER

Several EDGES members participated in an art exhibit at the Science Gallery of Detroit. The Precarity: Water and Power exhibit includes images taken by EDGES team members Crystal Tremblay, Megan Peloso, Cynthia Morinville, and Leila Harris while conducting research in Accra, Ghana. The exhibit includes two participatory videos made in collaboration between Crystal Tremblay and […]

NEW PUB: WILSON: “SEEING WATER LIKE A STATE?”: INDIGENOUS WATER GOVERNANCE THROUGH YUKON FIRST NATION SELF-GOVERNMENT AGREEMENTS

EDGES alumna Nicole J. Wilson published an article titled, “”Seeing Water Like a State?”: Indigenous water governance through Yukon First Nation Self-Government Agreements” in Geoforum. Abstract: Yukon First Nations and the waters within their traditional territories face a variety of socio-political and environmental pressures including the effects of historical and ongoing settler colonialism, global environmental […]

NEW PUB: RODINA: Planning for water resilience: Competing agendas among Cape Town’s planners and water managers

NEW PUB: RODINA: Planning for water resilience: Competing agendas among Cape Town’s planners and water managers

EDGES alumna Lucy Rodina published an article titled “Planning for water resilience: Competing agendas among Cape Town’s planners and water managers” in Environmental Science & Policy. Abstract: Facing acute water challenges, the City of Cape Town has to reconcile the goal of building resilience to increasingly pronounced climate change impacts, including drought, with the persistent […]

3 NEW PUBS: ARTICLES IN A SPECIAL ISSUE OF WATER INTERNATIONAL

Leila M. Harris and her three colleagues published 3 articles in Water International Volume 44(2), a special issue they edited together. The title of the special issue is “Rural-urban water struggles: urbanizing hydrosocial territories and evolving connections, discourses and identities.” To view full article, click the article title below. Hommes, L., Boelens, R., Harris, L.M. […]

NEW PUB: CAMPERO AND HARRIS: THE LEGAL GEOGRAPHIES OF WATER CLAIMS: SEAWATER DESALINATION IN MINING REGIONS IN CHILE

EDGES members Cecilia Campero and Leila M. Harris published a paper titled, “The Legal Geographies of Water Claims: Seawater Desalination in Mining Regions in Chile” in Water. Abstract: The use of desalination has been increasing in recent years. Although this is not a new technology, its use often proceeds within ill-defined and ambiguous legal, institutional, […]

CONGRATS TO SEJIN UM FOR COMPLETION OF HER MA DEGREE IN GRSJ

EDGES member Sejin Um successfully completed her MA degree in Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice (GRSJ) at UBC. Her MA thesis is titled, “Why Do Young Women Leave Conglomerates? Gender and the Militarized Workplace in South Korea.” She will be joining the doctoral program in sociology at New York University in fall 2019. Abstract: […]

NEW PUB: Wilson et al.: Water is Medicine: Reimagining Water Security through Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in Relationships to Treated and Traditional Water Sources in Yukon, Canada

EDGES alumna Nicole J. Wilson, EDGES member Leila M. Harris and colleagues published an article titled, “Water is Medicine: Reimagining Water Security through Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in Relationships to Treated and Traditional Water Sources in Yukon, Canada” in Water. Abstract: There is growing acknowledgement that the material dimensions of water security alone are inadequate; we also need […]

CONGRATS TO ANDREA ON HER NEW JOB!

CONGRATS TO ANDREA ON HER NEW JOB!

From fall 2019, EDGES alumna Andrea Marston will start as an Assistant Professor in the Geography Department at Rutgers University. Andrea was a member of EDGES and PoWG from 2010-2012, while she was obtaining her MA in Geography at UBC. Her research interests lie at the intersection of political economy, natural resource use/extraction, and land-based group identities. For […]

CONGRATS TO MEGAN PELOSO ON HER NEW JOB!

CONGRATS TO MEGAN PELOSO ON HER NEW JOB!

EDGES alumna Megan Peloso is based in Smithers, BC and works as a Land and Resource Coordinator with the Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development. In her role with the Skeena Regional Initiatives team, Megan applies her background in watershed sustainability and governance to modernized land use planning. Megan graduated in May 2014 […]

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

Leila Harris co-authored an article, “Household water sharing: A review of water gifts, exchanges, and transfers across cultures” in Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Water.  Abstract: Water sharing offers insight into the everyday and, at times, invisible ties that bind people and households with water and to one another. Water sharing can take many forms, including so‐called […]

NEW PUB: RAMÓN-HIDALGO AND HARRIS: SOCIAL CAPITAL, POLITICAL EMPOWERMENT AND SOCIAL DIFFERENCE: A MIXED-METHODS STUDY OF AN ECOTOURISM PROJECT IN THE RURAL VOLTA REGION OF GHANA

EDGES member Leila M. Harris and Ana-Elia Ramón-Hidalgo published an article titled, “Social Capital, political empowerment and social difference: a mixed-methods study of an ecotourism project in the rural Volta region of Ghana,” in the Journal of Sustainable Tourism. Abstract: Claims abound regarding the empowering possibilities of community-based natural resources management (CBNRM). Social capital is […]

NEW PUB: SHAH ET AL.: DOES HOUSEHOLD CAPITAL MEDIATE THE UPTAKE OF AGRICULTURAL LAND, CROP, AND LIVESTOCK ADAPTATIONS? EVIDENCE FROM THE INDO-GANGETIC PLAINS (INDIA)

EDGES member Sameer H. Shah and colleagues published an article titled, “Does household capital mediate the uptake of agricultural land, crop, and livestock adaptations? Evidence from the Indo-Gangetic Plains (India),” in Frontiers in Sustainable Food Systems. Abstract: Farmers in the Indo-Gangetic Plains produce much of the wheat and rice grown in India. However, food production and […]

NEW PUB: RODINA: DEFINING “WATER RESILIENCE”: DEBATES, CONCEPTS, APPROACHES, AND GAPS

EDGES alumna Lucy Rodina published an article titled “Defining “water resilience”: Debates, concepts, approaches, and gaps” in Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Water. Abstract: Resilience is increasingly applied the context of water systems, and water governance more broadly, in response to climate change impacts, hydrologic variability and uncertainty associated with various dimensions of global environmental change. However, the […]

NEW PUB: STOLER ET AL.: HOUSEHOLD WATER SHARING: A MISSING LINK IN INTERNATIONAL HEALTH

Leila M. Harris co-authored an article titled, “Household water sharing: a missing link in international health,” in International Health. Abstract: Water insecurity massively undermines health, especially among impoverished and marginalized communities. Emerging evidence shows that household-to-household water sharing is a widespread coping strategy in vulnerable communities. Sharing can buffer households from the deleterious health effects that […]

CONGRATULATIONS TO LUCY RODINA ON HER NEW JOB!

CONGRATULATIONS TO LUCY RODINA ON HER NEW JOB!

EDGES alumna Lucy Rodina recently moved to Ottawa and is now working as a Policy Analyst in the Policy and Results Branch at Infrastructure Canada, working on resilience, green infrastructure and environmental quality files. To see more information about Infrastructure, click here: https://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/index-eng.html To see more information about what the federal government does with respect to green infrastructure, […]

NEW PUB: SHAH ET AL.: UNPACKING SOCIAL-ECOLOGICAL TRANSFORMATIONS: CONCEPTUAL, ETHICAL AND METHODOLOGICAL INSIGHTS

Sameer H. Shah, Lucy Rodina, Jenn M. Burt, Edward J. Gregr, Mollie Chapman, Steve Williams, Nicole J Wilson, and Graham McDowell co-authored an article titled, “Unpacking social-ecological transformations: Conceptual, ethical and methodological insights” in The Anthropocene Review. Abstract: Social-ecological systems contribute to environmental change and, in turn, face its corresponding shocks and disturbances. As scholarship on […]

NEW PUB: MCDOWELL ET AL.: ADAPTATION ACTION AND RESEARCH IN GLACIATED MOUNTAIN SYSTEMS: ARE THEY ENOUGH TO MEET THE CHALLENGE OF CLIMATE CHANGE?

EDGES member Graham McDowell co-authored an article titled, “Adaptation action and research in glaciated mountain systems: Are they enough to meet the challenge of climate change?” in Global Environmental Change. Abstract: The challenge of climate change in glaciated mountain systems is significant and cannot be met without adaptation actions and research that addresses the interwoven […]

NEW PUB: PELOSO, MORINVILLE AND HARRIS: WATER SCARCITY BEYOND CRISIS: SPOTLIGHT ON ACCRA

Megan Peloso, Cynthia Morinville, and Leila M. Harris published an essay titled “Water Scarcity Beyond Crisis: Spotlight on Accra” as part of the essays on Parched Cities, Parched Citizens in the International Journal of Urban and Regional Research (IJURR). Peloso, M., Morinville, C. and L.M. Harris. (2018). Water Scarcity Beyond Crisis: Spotlight on Accra. International […]

NEW PUB: Ford et al.: Vulnerability and its discontents: the past, present, and future of climate change vulnerability research

EDGES member Graham McDowell co-authored an article titled, “Vulnerability and its discontents: the past, present, and future of climate change vulnerability research.” Abstract: The concept of vulnerability is well established in the climate change literature, underpinning significant research effort. The ability of vulnerability research to capture the complexities of climate-society dynamics has been increasingly questioned, […]

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: BOOK REVIEW – MOUNTAIN ICE AND WATER: INVESTIGATIONS OF THE HYDROLOGIC CYCLE IN ALPINE ENVIRONMENTS

Graham McDowell published a book review of “Mountain Ice and Water: Investigations of the Hydrologic Cycle in Alpine Environments.” in Mountain Research and Development. To view article, click link below link: http://www.bioone.org/doi/full/10.1659/mrd.mm224#

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