Water’s big infrastructure: From debt-led development to financialization
As part of the Water Institute's WaterTalks lecture series Professor Kathryn Furlong will present: Water’s big infrastructure: From debt-led development to financialization.
This talk explores economies of water’s big infrastructure, from debt-led development to financialization. Interest in infrastructure financialization has grown with concern about financialization more broadly, coming to dominate discussions on economies of infrastructure. Kathryn Furlong engages with research that explores what infrastructure financialization entails, its scope, as well as the mathematical infrastructures that support it.
Kathryn Furlong is an associate professor in the Department of Geography at the Université de Montréal, and holds the Canada Research Chair in Water and Urbanization. Her research focusses on political ecologies of infrastructure and urban service provision, particularly water. She recently led a major reform of her department’s graduate programs, which will be launched in September 2020.
Coffee & Refreshments Served.
200 University Avenue West
Waterloo, ON N2L 3G1