Special sessions on Water Governance at CAG2015

This year the Canadian Association of Geographers Annual General Meeting is being held in Vancouver at Simon Fraser University on June 1-5.

Members of the Program on Water Governance are organizing two special sessions, titled ‘Resilience and Water Governance’ and ‘Water Science and Policy in Canada’.

Lucy Rodina and Sameer Shah are organizing a special session on Resilience and Water Governance, which seeks to foster conversation around resilient water governance institutions. Papers highlighting theoretical and empirical evidence that critique and provide insight into potential pathways for enhanced resilience in the water governance realm are welcome and encouraged. Please send paper abstracts of no more than 200 words to both Lucy Rodina (lucy.rodina@gmail.com) and Sameer Shah (sshah089@gmail.com) by February 15, 2015.

Kiely McFarlane and Leila Harris are organizing a special session on Water Science and Policy in Canada, which seeks to interrogate current shifts in water policy in British Columbia and Canada more generally, with a focus on implications at the science-policy-politics interface. Papers addressing the changing role of science in policy and decision making, or implications of policy changes for knowledge production are welcomed. Please send  abstracts of no more than 200 words to Kiely McFarlane (kiely.mcfarlane@ubc.ca) by February 30th 2015.