News & Events
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.
World Water Day is held annually on 22 March as a means of focusing attention on the importance of freshwater and advocating for the sustainable management of freshwater resources. In 2013, in reflection of the International Year of Water Cooperation, World Water Day is also dedicated to the theme of cooperation around water and is [...]
The Peter Wall Institute is running a student competition for still images/works or performance/video pieces of four to ten minutes on the topic of water. In September 2013, the Institute will host a conference of University-Based Institutes for Advanced Study, bringing together more than 90 international scholars from around the world to the University of British [...]
The BC Branch of the Canadian Water Resources Association held a special session highlighting the Water without Borders? book project. Presentors at the conference included co-editor Dr. Emma S. Norman, who provided an overview of the book project and discussed key themes, Merrell-Ann Phare, who discussed water quality and governance in a First Nations context, [...]
Professor Karen Bakker addressed the members of the Canada-US Boundary Waters International Joint Commission at the invitation of UBC President Stephen Toope, on the subject of Canada-US transboundary water governance.
Feb 14th 2013: Professor Karen Bakker will address the members of the Canada-US Boundary Waters International Joint Commission at the invitation of UBC President Stephen Toope, on the subject of Canada-US transboundary water governance.
December 6th, 2012: Professor Karen Bakker spoke at an invitation-only meeting on the Human Right to Water at Harvard University’s Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Studies.
October 19th 2012: Professor Karen Bakker spoke at the University of Arizona on the topic of: Water security and the global water ‘crisis’, co-hosted by the Department of Geography and Development the Institute of the Environment.
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 [...]