Editors & Contributors

Water Without Borders?

Editors & Contributors

Water without Borders brings together the foremost experts in transboundary waters in Canada and the US to explore some of our most pressing shared water management issues. Focusing on five transboundary water ‘flashpoints’, this timely and accessible volume explores conflicts and collaboration, and assesses new freshwater governance mechanisms.


Emma S. Norman

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Assistant professor of Geography in the Depart­ment of Social Sciences at Michigan Tech­nological University

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Alice Cohen

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Assistant professor in Environmental Science and Environmental & Sustainability Studies at Acadia University.

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Karen Bakker

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Professor, Canada Research Chair, and Founding Director of the Program on Water Governance at the University of British Columbia

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Nigel Bankes

Professor and Chair of Natural Resources in the Faculty of Law at the University of Calgary

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Elizabeth Bourget

Engineer at the Institute for Water Resources, US. Army Corps of Engineers

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Norman Brandson

Chair at FLOW Canada

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Murray Clamen

Immediate past Secretary of the Canadian Section of the IJC, adjunct professor in the Department of Bioresource Engineering at McGill University, and a Member of FLOW.

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Nigel Bankes and Murray Clamen

Noah Hall

Associate professor of Law at Wayne State University

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Robert Hearne

Associate professor in the Department of Agribusiness and Applied Economics at North Dakota State University

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Frédéric Lasserre

Professor in the Department of Geography at the University of Laval and Project Director with ArcticNet

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At the Transboundary Water author’s workshop held May 2011 in Vancouver, BC

Jamie Linton

Assistant professor in the Department of Geography at Queen’s University

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Harvey Locke

Conservationist, writer, and photographer, and founder of the Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative

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Matt McKinney

Director of the Center for Natural Resources and Environmental Policy at the University of Montana

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Richard Paisley

Director of the Global Transboundary Water International Waters Research Initiative, Founding Director of the Dr. Andrew R. Thompson Program in Natural Resources Law and Policy, and associated faculty member with the Fisheries Centre at the University of British Columbia

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Ralph Pentland

President of Ralbet Enterprises Incorporated, a small-scale consulting firm, Acting Chairman of the Canadian Water Issues Council at the University of Toronto, and Member of the Forum for Leadership on Water

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Merrell-Ann S. Phare

Executive Director and Legal Counsel to the Centre for Indigenous Environmental Resources

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John Shurts

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John Shurts

General Counsel of the Northwest Power and Conservational Council

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