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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 […]

WELCOMING VISITING FULBRIGHT SCHOLAR: JAMIE MCEVOY

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) […]

WELCOME NEW EDGES MEMBER: RACHEL STERN

The EDGES Research Collaborative is very pleased to welcome a new member, Rachel Stern (she/her), who has just begun her Master of Arts degree working under the supervision of Prof. Leila Harris and Prof. Mohammed Rafi Arefin at UBC’s Department of Geography! More about Rachel below: Contact Email: rachel.naomi.stern@gmail.com Rachel N. Stern is a geographer […]

WELCOME NEW EDGES MEMBER: MELISSA PLISIC

The EDGES Research Collaborative is very pleased to welcome a new member, Melissa Plisic (she/they), who has just begun their Master of Arts degree working under the supervision of Prof. Leila Harris at Gender, Race, Sexuality, and Social Justice! More about Melissa below: Melissa (she/they) is a zine-making, plant-loving, trail running, druid-adjacent urbanite. They hold […]

WELCOME NEW EDGES MEMBER: RONA MACNICOL

The EDGES Research Collaborative is very pleased to welcome a new member, Rona MacNicol, 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 Rona below: Rona (she/her) is an MA student in the Institute of Resources, Environment […]

NEW PUB FROM SAMEER SHAH AND LEILA HARRIS: BEYOND LOCAL CASE STUDIES IN POLITICAL ECOLOGY

Abstract. Political ecologists (PEs) have powerfully illuminated dynamics responsible for the uneven distribution of resources and risk in society. However, localized PE approaches have been criticized as insufficient for producing careful generalizations needed to affect policymaking. We offer an approach to critically explore factors that shape the distribution of climate adaptation interventions—and their potential equity […]

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 […]

UPCOMING WEBINAR, SEPT 28: EVOLVING DIALOGUES IN WATER RESILIENCE

On September 28, Cardiff University, UK Research and Innovation, and the Global Challenges Research Fund will be hosting a multi-speaker webinar. Access to water underpins the resilience of human society. It is an essential input for food production, for drinking and sanitation, for economic activity and for energy production. It also has aesthetic value and […]

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 […]

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