2018-2019

2019

Disclosing Influence: Hydraulic fracturing, interest groups, and state policy processes in the United States.

Publications

Baka, J., Hesse, A., Neville, K. J., Weinthal, E., & Bakker, K. 2020. Disclosing Influence: Hydraulic fracturing, interest groups, and state policy processes in the United States. Energy Research & Social Science70, 101734.


Rural–urban water struggles: urbanizing hydrosocial territories and evolving connections, discourses and identities

Publications, Water in Canada, Water Security

Hommes, L., Boelens, R., Harris, L.M. and Gert Jan Veldwisch. (2019). Rural–urban water struggles: urbanizing hydrosocial territories and evolving connections, discourses and identitiesWater International 44(2): 81-94. DOI: 10.1080/02508060.2019.1583311 Preprint PDF of the article here.


The rural–urban equity nexus of Metro Manila’s water system.

Privatizing Water, Publications, Water and Development, Water Security

Torio, P.C., Harris, L.M. and Leonora C. Angeles. (2019). The rural–urban equity nexus of Metro Manila’s water system. Water International 44(2): 115-128. DOI: 10.1080/02508060.2019.1560559 Preprint PDF of the article here.


Evolving connections, discourses and identities in rural–urban water struggles

Publications, Water and Development

Hommes, L., Veldwisch, G.J., Harris, L.M. and Rutgerd Boelens. (2019). Evolving connections, discourses and identities in rural–urban water struggles Water International  44(2): 243-253. DOI: 10.1080/02508060.2019.1583312 Preprint PDF of the article here.


The Legal Geographies of Water Claims: Seawater Desalination in Mining Regions in Chile

Privatizing Water, Publications, Water and Development

Campero, C. and Harris, L.M. (2019). The Legal Geographies of Water Claims: Seawater Desalination in Mining Regions in Chile. Water 11: 886. DOI: 10.3390/w11050886 Preprint PDF of the article here.


Water is Medicine: Reimagining Water Security through Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in Relationships to Treated and Traditional Water Sources in Yukon, Canada. 

Indigenous Water Governance, Publications, Water in Canada, Water Security

Wilson, N.J., Harris, L.M., Joseph-Rear, A., Beaumont, J. and Satterfield, T. (2019). Water is Medicine: Reimagining Water Security through Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in Relationships to Treated and Traditional Water Sources in Yukon, Canada. Water 11(3): 624. https://doi.org/10.3390/w11030624 Preprint PDF of the article here.


2018

Lessons from the EU Approach to Governing Small Drinking Water Systems

Publications

Ramón-Hidalgo, A.E., McFarlane, K., Raab, E. and L.M. Harris. (2018). Lessons from the EU Approach to Governing Small Drinking Water Systems. Retrieved from: http://watergovernance.sites.olt.ubc.ca/files/2018/10/EU-report_-Oct-6-final-1.pdf.


Bibliography: Governance of Small Drinking Water Systems

Indigenous Water Governance, Water in Canada

SWS Bibliography


Small systems, big challenges: Review of small drinking water system governance.

Indigenous Water Governance, Water in Canada

Abstract:

Small drinking water systems (SDWS) are widely identified as presenting particular challenges for drinking water management and governance in industrialised nations because of their small customer base, geographic isolation, and limited human and financial capacity. Consequently, an increasing number and range of scholars have examined SDWS over the last 30 years. Much of this work has been technocentric in nature, focused on SDWS technologies and operations, with limited attention to how these systems are managed, governed, and situated within broader social and political–economic contexts. This review seeks to provide a comprehensive overview of the governance dimensions of SDWS by drawing together existing literature relating to SDWS governance and exploring its key themes, research foci, and emerging directions. This overview is intended to provide guidance to scholars and practitioners interested in specific aspects of SDWS governance and a baseline against which researchers can position future work. The review identified 117 academic articles published in English-language journals between 1990 and 2016 that referred to some aspect of drinking water governance in small, rural, and Indigenous communities in industrialised nations. The articles’ content and bibliographic information were analysed to identify the locations, methods, journals, and themes included in research on SDWS governance. Further analysis of SDWS’ governance dimensions is organised around four questions identified as central to SDWS research: what governance challenges are experienced by SDWS, and what are their causes, solutions, and effects? Overall, the review revealed that the SDWS governance literature is piecemeal and fragmented, with few attempts to theorise SDWS governance or to engage in interdisciplinary, cross-jurisdictional conversations. The majority of articles examine North American SDWS, retain a technocratic orientation to drinking water governance, and are published in technical or industry journals. Such research tends to focus on the governance challenges SDWS face and proposed solutions to systems’ performance, capacity, and regulatory challenges. A small but growing number of studies examine the causal factors underpinning these governance challenges and their socio-spatially differentiated impacts on communities. Looking forward, the review argues for a more holistic, integrative approach to research on SDWS governance, building on a water governance framework.

Keywords: Small Water Systems, Drinking Water, Governance, Rural, Indigenous, Literature Review 

Free Download (limited quantities):

http://www.nrcresearchpress.com/doi/full/10.1139/er-2018-0033.

McFarlane, K. and L. Harris (2018). “Small systems, big challenges: Review of small drinking water system governance.”Environmental Reviews.https://doi.org/10.1139/er-2018-0033


 


Lessons From The EU Approach To Governing Small Drinking Water Systems

Indigenous Water Governance, Water in Canada

Link to report:

Lessons From The EU Approach To Governing Small Drinking Water Systems

 


He Mahere Pāhekoheko Mō Kaipara Moana –Integrated Ecosystem-Based Management for Kaipara Harbour, Aotearoa New Zealand

Publications

Makey, L. and S. Awatere (2018). “He Mahere Pāhekoheko Mō Kaipara Moana –Integrated Ecosystem-Based Management for Kaipara Harbour, Aotearoa New Zealand.” Society and Natural Resources.


Water and Indigenous rights: Mechanisms and pathways of recognition, representation, and redistribution

Indigenous Water Governance, Publications

Jackson, S. E. (2018). “Water and Indigenous rights: Mechanisms and pathways of recognition, representation, and redistribution.”
Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Water.


Household water sharing: a missing link in international health

Publications, Water Security

Stoler, J, A. Brewis, L. Harris, A. Wutich, A.L. Pearson, A.Y. Rosinger, R.C. Schuster, S.L. Young (2018) Household water sharing: a missing link in international healthInternational Health. https://doi.org/10.1093/intlhealth/ihy094


Water Scarcity Beyond Crisis: Spotlight on Accra

Publications, Water and Development, Water Security

Peloso, M., C. Morinville and L. Harris. (2018). Water Scarcity Beyond Crisis: Spotlight on Accra International Journal of Urban and Regional Research. 


Developing new urban water supplies: Investigating motivations and barriers to groundwater use in Cape Town

Publications, Water and Development

E. Luker and L. Harris. (2018). Developing new urban water supplies: Investigating motivations and barriers to groundwater use in Cape Town. International Journal of Water Resources Development.


Small systems, big challenges: Review of small drinking water system governance

Publications, Water in Canada, Water Security

K. McFarlane and L. Harris (2018). Small systems, big challenges: Review of small drinking water system governance. Environmental Reviews. https://doi.org/10.1139/er-2018-0033


Household Water Sharing: A review of water gifts, exchanges, and transfers across Cultures

Publications, Water and Development, Water Security

Wutich, A., J. Budds, W. Jepson, L. M. Harris, E. Adams, A. Brewis, L. Cronk, C. DeMyers, K. Maes, T. Marley, J. Miller, A. Pearson, A. Y. Rosinger, R. C. Schuster, J. Stoler, C. Staddon, P. Wiessner, C. Workman, and S. Young. (2018). Household water sharing: A review of water gifts, exchanges, and transfers across cultures. Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Water 5 (6):e1309.


Hybrid regulatory landscapes: The human right to water, variegated neoliberal water governance, and policy transfer in Cape Town, South Africa and Accra Ghana

Publications, Water and Development

Yates, J. and L. Harris. (2018). Hybrid regulatory landscapes: The human right to water, variegated neoliberal water governance, and policy transfer in Cape Town, South Africa and Accra Ghana. World Development 110: 75 – 87.


Critical Video Engagements: Emotions, subjectivity and changing narratives of water resources through participatory video

Community Based Research, Publications, Water and Development

Tremblay, C. and L. Harris. (2018). Critical Video Engagements: Emotions, subjectivity and changing narratives of water resources through participatory video. Geoforum 90: 174-1.


Water Materialities and Participatory Governance: Implications of water quality and access for participatory engagement in Accra Ghana and Cape Town, South Africa

Publications, Water and Development

Harris, L., D. Kleiber, S. Yaylaci, L. Rodina, J. Goldin. (2018). Water Materialities and Participatory Governance: Implications of water quality and access for participatory engagement in Accra Ghana and Cape Town, South Africa. Society and Natural Resources. 31, 1: 89-105 [S, LH as 40% contributor].


WATER ETHICS, JUSTICE, AND EQUITY IN SOCIAL-ECOLOGICAL SYSTEMS CONSERVATION: LESSONS FROM THE QUEENSLAND WILD RIVERS ACT

Publications, Water and Development

Shah, S.H., Rodina, L. (2018). Water ethics, justice, and equity in social-ecological systems conservation: lessons from the Queensland Wild Rivers Act. Water Policy 20(3)


LEVELING THE PLAYING FIELD FOR METRO MANILA’S IMPOVERISHED HOUSEHOLDS

Publications, Uncategorized, Water and Development

Torio C, P.(2018). Leveling the playing field for metro Manila’s impoverished households. Water Policy 20(3)

Abstract

Metro Manila’s water privatization is one of the world’s largest and longest-running privatization programs for a water utility. While traditional efficiency metrics show significantly improved service levels under this schema, local anti-privatization activists maintain that the program does not benefit the urban poor. Assessments from an equity lens offer a fresh perspective, using information from a consumer survey of 53,733 residential households, privatization reports, and field interviews. Results show that access and affordability remain critical concerns for impoverished urban households despite major service improvements. Philippine policy makers must address these twin concerns in order to ensure a level playing field for these vulnerable households.