Welcome to the Program on Water Governance
The Program on Water Governance (PoWG) conducts cutting-edge interdisciplinary research on water sustainability, and fosters dialogue on water policy with communities and decision-makers.
PoWG is co-hosted by the University of British Columbia’s Department of Geography and the Institute of Resources, Environment and Sustainability (IRES). Dr Karen Bakker and Dr. Leila Harris are co-Directors of the Program on Water Governance. Dr. Bakker is also a Professor in the Department of Geography and holds a Canada Research Chair in Political Ecology, and is an Associate of IRES. Dr Leila Harris is an Assistant Professor with the Institute of Environment, Resources, and Sustainability, and the Institute for Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice at the University of British Columbia.
Water Without Borders?
Canada, the United States & Shared Waters Edited by Emma S. Norman, Alice Cohen, and Karen Bakker University of Toronto Press, Forthcoming August 2013 Since 1909, waters along the Canada-US border have been governed in accordance with the Boundary Water Treaty, but much has changed in the last 100 years. This engaging volume brings together experts from [...]
Karen Bakker's latest book "Privatizing Water: Governance Failure and the World's Urban Water Crisis" can be purchased online from Cornell University Press.