News & Events
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 […]
New article: Whose input counts? Evaluating the process and outcomes of public consultation through the BC Water Act Modernization
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, […]
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 […]
New Article: “Standing on the shoulders of giants: Understanding changes in urban water practice through the lens of complexity science”
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: […]
New Survey Report: Water Access in underserved areas of Accra, Ghana and Cape Town, South Africa (2012)
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.
NEW ARTICLE: MICROBIAL RISK GOVERNANCE – CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES IN FRESHWATER MANAGEMENT IN CANADA
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. […]
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.
New 7- Year SSHRC Partnership Grant Announced on Water Governance and Indigenous Law.
New opportunity: Funding for Masters, PhD and Post-Doctoral studentships available for Sustainable Water Governance and Indigenous Law project
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 […]
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 […]