The Fisheries Act is Canada’s strongest environmental law, mainly because it prohibits what’s known as HADD – “the harmful alteration, disruption or destruction of fish habitat”. So when the government plans to dismantle this protection, it’s time for Canadians to say they have HADD enough. WWF-Canada is campaigning to keep the pressure up and stop [...]
New Book: The Right to Water: Politics, Governance and Social Struggles, Edited by Farhana Sultana and Alex Loftus. Earthscan (Taylor and Francis), UK, 2011 The right to clean water has been adopted by the United Nations as a basic human right. Yet how such universal calls for a right to water are understood, negotiated, experienced [...]
Congratulations to Dr. Karen Bakker who was promoted to full Professor this summer; confirmation of her high standing at UBC.
It is our pleasure to announce the appointment of Dr Leila Harris as Associate Director of the Program on Water Governance. Dr Harris brings a wealth of international, interdisciplinary research experience on water, gender, and the environment. We look forward to her playing a leading role in the Program’s international work. Welcome, Leila! ————————— Leila [...]
Karen Bakker’s latest book “Privatizing Water: Governance failure and the World’s Urban Water Crisis” recently was awarded the 2011 Urban Affairs Association Annual Book Award (honourable mention)
In April 2011, Karen Bakker was awarded one of the Canada’s Top 40 Under 40 awards – she is one of the only social scientists ever to receive this award.
Read Linda Nowlan’s latest blog on groundwater issues in BC.
Dr. Karen Bakker made several media appearances to mark UN World Water Day (March 22nd) 2011: Radio Canada: Sunday 20th March – Television interview (in French) CKNW “The World Today” hosted by Jon McComb: Friday 18th March 4:14-4:20pm She was also cited in Tom Axworthy’s opinion piece in the Toronto Star (published 21st March).
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