Water Without Borders?

New Book: Governing Transboundary Waters

Posted on: January 11th, 2015

Norman, E.S. (2015) Governing transboundary waters: Canada, the United States and indigenous communities. New York, Routledge. This book explores how colonial politics impact water governance – particularly for Indigenous communities spanning international borders.  The book examines the cultural politics of ‘transboundary water governance’ in a postcolonial context and highlights how Indigenous-led efforts are reframing water governance and politics. […]

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Emma Norman at Stanford

Posted on: May 31st, 2013

Emma S. Norman is participating in the Woods Institute for the Environment’s Roundtable on Water. The theme of the discussion is ‘Divining Water’: Locating the Socio-Political Contexts of Water.

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Land & Water Session at AAG

Posted on: April 12th, 2013

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.

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World Water Day

Posted on: March 22nd, 2013

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 […]

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Canadian Water Resources Association

Posted on: March 7th, 2013

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, […]

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Karen Bakker at the IJC

Posted on: February 14th, 2013

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.

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