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International WaTERS research and training network

Posted on: September 25th, 2014

The Program on Water Governance at the University of British Columbia is proud to be a member of the recently created International WaTERS (Water-related Training Education and Research in the global South) research and training network.  International WaTERS will promote networking and collaboration among researchers working on water related issues, particularly water governance issues in […]

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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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New Article: “Standing on the shoulders of giants: Understanding changes in urban water practice through the lens of complexity science”

Posted on: November 4th, 2016

A newly published paper on the utility of complexity theory in enhancing urban water policy and practice – see below for details! G. Dunn, R. R. Brown, J. J. Bos & K. Bakker (2016): Standing on the shoulders of giants: Understanding changes in urban water practice through the lens of complexity science, Urban Water Journal, DOI: […]

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New Survey Report: Water Access in underserved areas of Accra, Ghana and Cape Town, South Africa (2012)

Posted on: November 2nd, 2016

This report summarizes results from the 2012 EDGES and AOW survey on Water Access and Governance in Accra, Ghana and Cape Town, South Africa. Funding was provided by Center for International Governance Innovation, SSHRC and Peter Wall Institute (PWIAS), UBC.

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NEW ARTICLE: MICROBIAL RISK GOVERNANCE – CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES IN FRESHWATER MANAGEMENT IN CANADA

Posted on: October 26th, 2016

Members of the Program on Water Governance present a new journal article that analyzes the barriers and opportunities that decentralized water governance regimes in Canada pose to effective microbial risk assessment and management for drinking water and recreational water quality. Full details on the study can be found in: Dunn, G., Harris, L. and K. […]

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RA opportunity for Sustainable Water Governance and Indigenous Law project

Posted on: October 6th, 2016

RA will be responsible for developing and leading a multi-platform social media campaign for the project. Prior knowledge of NationBuilder, WordPress, HTML, JavaScript and Bootstap an asset. 10 hours/week. Please send CV and cover letter to water.partners@ubc.ca by October 21, 2016.  

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Call for Papers: AAG 2017

Posted on: September 30th, 2016

Decolonizing Water: Indigenous water politics, resource extraction and settler colonialism Please see PDF below for more details. Deadline to submit proposal is October 20th, 2016.

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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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