Program On Water Governance
Alice Cohen (WWB editor and SSHRC postdoctoral fellow) and Christina Cook (postdoctoral fellow at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem) co-organized a session at the Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers. The session was called “Connecting Land Governance and Water Governance“, and brought together leading experts on the topic from around the world.
Contemporary Water Governance in the Global South edited by Leila Harris (PoWG), Jacqueline Goldin and Christopher Sneddon will be out in May 2013. The litany of alarming observations about water use and misuse is now familiar␣over a billion people [...]
Karen’s most recent article on water security was published in Science on 24th August 2012. Bakker, K. (2012). Water Security: Research Challenges and Opportunities. Science. 337 (6097): 914-915. DOI: 10.1126/science.1226337 ABSTRACT: An estimated 80% of the world’s population faces a high-level water security or water-related biodiversity risk (1). The issue of water security—defined as an acceptable level [...]
The final product of the four-year Water Security Project is now available to download. The Water Security Guidance Document, is a free document developed for small communities to assess risk to water security in their watershed (but many of the concepts and issues are applicable at larger scales). The Water Security Guidance Document contains a [...]
The Program on Water Governance 2011 Annual Report is now available online. For more information on our Annual Reports click here.
The Water Without Borders? Policy Briefs are now available to download. The briefs, titled: “Flashpoints and Collaboration: How problems can inspire innovative solutions for Canada, the US and the governance of shared waters” are the product of an ongoing project, Water Without Borders? funded through the Walter and Duncan Gordon Foundation. The forthcoming book, Water [...]
It is our pleasure to announce the promotion of Dr. Leila Harris to Co-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. Congratulations Leila!
The finale to our four-year Water Security project was a series of events connected to the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Annual Meeting in Vancouver, BC, February 16-20, 2012. For more information click here.
Feature article – Water’s Next 2012 nominee Karen Bakker About Water’s Next “Water’s Next celebrates some of the best and brightest of Canada’s water champions,” says Kerry Freek, Editor of Water Canada. “Congratulations to the featured nominees for their hard work and commitment to making safe, health water resources a priority.” Water’s Next is an [...]