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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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Upcoming event: Watersheds 2016

Posted on: July 3rd, 2016

Watersheds 2016 registration is now open! This forum offers panel sessions, field trips, breakout workshops, structured peer-to-peer learning and networking to help strengthen capacity for watershed governance in BC. Registration is now open but space is limited. We encourage you to register early, and take advantage of the reduced early-bird rate! Website: https://watersheds2016forum.wordpress.com/ Registration: https://www.gifttool.com/registrar/ShowEventDetails?ID=2159&EID=22120 Watersheds 2016 is a […]

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New article by L Rodina & L Harris on water service provision and citizenship

Posted on: July 3rd, 2016

Lucy Rodina and Leila Harris recently published an article on the relationship between urban water service infrastructures and narratives of the state and citizenship. The full text version of this article is freely available on the Water Alternatives website: http://www.water-alternatives.org/index.php/alldoc/articles/vol9/v9issue2/319-a9-2-9 Rodina, L. and Harris, L. (2016). Water services, lived citizenship, and notions of the state in […]

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New article by R Simms and colleagues on collaborative watershed governance

Posted on: July 3rd, 2016

Rosie Simms and colleagues recently published an article on collaborative watershed governance with First Nations in BC, based on research conducted with the Lower Similkameen Indian Band in 2013. The full text can be accessed via Geoforum: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0016718515300701 The article draws on the research Rosie conducted for her Masters thesis, which can be accessed here. Simms, R., Harris, L., […]

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Event: Community Based Research and Water Workshop, May 16th

Posted on: April 27th, 2016

The Institute of Resources, Environment and Sustainability (IRES–UBC), the Program on Water Governance (UBC) and the UNESCO Chair on Community Based Research and Social Responsibility in Higher Education (UVic) are pleased to invite you to the workshop Community Based Research and Water on May 16 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm at the Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies. The event […]

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New article on gender & water by L. Harris and colleagues

Posted on: April 12th, 2016

Dr. Leila Harris and colleagues recently published an article on gender and water in the Journal of Gender Studies, based on household surveys conducted in underserved areas of Accra, Ghana and Cape Town, South Africa in 2012. The full text can be accessed via http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/09589236.2016.1150819 Harris, L., Kleiber, D., Goldin, J., Darkwah, A. & Morinville, C. (2016) Intersections […]

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