Human Dimensions of Global Change

 

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Alexandra Paige Fischer
University of Michigan
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  • AAG 2021 Session "Extreme events, urbanization and water security: Case studies from Global south an

    AAG 2021 Session "Extreme events, urbanization and water security: Case studies from Global south and north"

     

    Sponsored by Water Resources, Human Dimensions of Global Change, Cultural and Political Ecology Specialty Groups.

     

    Ongoing urbanization in many parts of the world has challenged the availability and sustainable water resources management in major cities. Recent extreme events such as wildfires, hurricanes, and floods, combined with the ongoing impacts of COVID-19 amplify the uneven socio-spatial distribution of water security in many urban and peri-urban areas. While there has been a growing body of individual case studies from the global south, only recently have scholars begun to examine water security in the global north in the context of extreme events and continuous urbanization. This special session seeks to present and discuss various geographical approaches to studying the nexus of extreme events, urbanization, and water security at multiple levels in many places worldwide. Theoretical or empirical or methodological studies investigating linkages and feedback among extreme events, land, water, and human systems are particularly welcome. Selected papers will be invited to contribute to a SDG book series on SDG 6: Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all.

     

    Appropriate topics may include, but are not limited to: 

    1. Impacts of extreme events (COVID-19, wildfires, floods) on water infrastructures and use
    2. Effects of urbanization on socio-spatial dimensions of water demand and provision
    3. Relationship between urbanization and water quality in major world cities
    4. Urban political ecology approaches to water infrastructure and drinking water quality
    5. Water security as a human right for all city residents
    6. Mitigation and adaptation strategies for enhancing resilience in urban water resources
    7. Urban case studies on strategies/efforts to achieve universal and equitable access to safe and affordable drinking water, sanitation and hygiene


    If you are interested in presenting a paper in the session:

    1. Register and submit your abstract online (https://www2.aag.org/aagannualmeeting/).
    2. Email your presenter identification number (PIN), paper title, and abstract to the session organizers Heejun Chang and Amanda Frncl by October 28, 2020.

    Organizers:


     Heejun Chang

     Portland State University

     changh@pdx.edu      

    Amanda Fencl

    Texas A&M University

      alfencl@tamu.edu



    Marcela Hebe González

    Investigadora independiente CONICET

    marcelahebe@gmail.com

      Wendy Jepson                                  

    Texas A&M University

    wjepson@tamu.edu