The WALL Papers: The water issue

The Wall Papers, the Peter Wall Institute’s quarterly magazine, recently published a special issue on water.

The special issue features an article titled ‘Water insecurity requires interdisciplinary solutions‘, which builds upon the recent workshop on water and innovation held at the Peter Wall Institute at UBC. In this article Dr. Karen Bakker highlights growing water security risks, and the need for interdisciplinary research to address multifaceted science and policy issues. Karen argues for a ‘regenerative sustainability’ approach to water innovation, in which solutions are targeted at leaving the environment better off than it was before.

Other articles in the special issue focus on solutions to aboriginal water health issues; the effects of climate change on ocean conflict; the science of ice sheet melting; and an arts-based competition on water.