Program On Water Governance

New article: Whose input counts? Evaluating the process and outcomes of public consultation through the BC Water Act Modernization

Posted on: March 12th, 2017

This new article examines the role and outcomes of public consultation in policy making through the case study of British Columbia’s Water Act Modernization. The study analyses both the WAM consultation process and outcomes, highlighting patterns in alignment between the policy preferences of various submitter groups and the policies incorporated into the Water Sustainability Act. Jollymore, A., McFarlane, […]

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New Book: Global Water Ethics

Posted on: February 6th, 2017

A new book titled ‘Global Water Ethics: Towards a Global Ethics Charter’ (Routledge, 2017) has just been published, edited by Rafael Ziegler and David Groenfeldt. This edited collection assembles a range of perspectives on the theory and practice of water ethics. Contributions consider the difficult ethical and epistemological questions of water ethics in a global context, as […]

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Water Governance and Indigenous Law

Posted on: September 28th, 2016

New 7- Year SSHRC Partnership Grant Announced on Water Governance and Indigenous Law.

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New opportunity: Funding for Masters, PhD and Post-Doctoral studentships available for Sustainable Water Governance and Indigenous Law project

Posted on: September 25th, 2016

The Sustainable Water Governance and Indigenous Law project is currently welcoming applications from Masters, PhD students and Post-Doctoral fellows interested in any of the following: sustainable water governance, Indigenous law, settler colonialism and resource industries, critical political economy, political ecology and community-based research. Collaboration with Indigenous communities is a central mandate of the project. If interested, please […]

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New Policy Report on Colonial and Indigenous Water Governance in BC

Posted on: September 23rd, 2016

A new project report has been released for the PoWG project on First Nations and the shifting water governance landscape of British Columbia, part of the SSHRC-funded WEPGN: Water Economics Policy and Governance Network. The project report by PoWG co-director Dr. Leila Harris and PoWG alumna Rosie Simms summarizes the findings of Rosie’s masters research into the […]

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Chapter in new book on the politics of freshwater

Posted on: September 16th, 2016

PoWG co-director Leila Harris has contributed a chapter to a new book on the ‘politics of fresh water’, exploring the intersection of gender, ethnic difference, and equality in water access and politics. The edited collection forms part of EarthScan’s Studies in Water Resources Management book series. It will be released in December 2016, and is currently available for […]

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New policy brief: Comparative analysis of microbial water quality risk assessment in Canada

Posted on: September 16th, 2016

Members of the Program on Water Governance recently released a policy brief on microbial water quality risk assessment practices in Canada, based on research conducted in 2014. The purpose of this research was to help understand how new technologies associated with metagenomics could improve microbial water quality testing, and how such technologies might fit within existing […]

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New policy brief: Public consultation and the BC Water Sustainability Act

Posted on: August 25th, 2016

Members of the Program on Water Governance have just released a new policy brief, which summarizes their analysis of the BC Water Act Modernization consultation process, and identifies key implications for policy-makers and participants. Their findings are described in greater detail in a journal article that is currently under review, and will be made available on […]

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New Workshop Report: Community-Based Research and Water

Posted on: August 24th, 2016

On May 16th, 2016 a workshop on Community-Based Research (CBR) and Water was held at the Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies. This workshop was organised as part of a joint project on CBR by the Institute of Resources, Environment and Sustainability (IRES–UBC), the Program on Water Governance (UBC) and the UNESCO Chair on Community Based […]

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New article by L Rodina

Posted on: July 3rd, 2016

Lucy Rodina recently published a new paper on the ‘human right to water’, drawing on her case study research in Khayelitsha, South Africa. The article is published in Geoforum, and can be accessed at http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0016718515301767 Rodina, L. (2016). Human right to water in Khayelitsha, South Africa – Lessons from a ‘lived experiences’ perspective. Geoforum, 72: 58-66.  

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