Join Dr. Wutich as she illustrates how the missing key to solving water insecurity is hidden in the social infrastructure all around us and how social infrastructure—informal economies, social networks, and cultural norms—can be leveraged to distribute water in fair and just ways.
Wednesday, December 8, 2021
6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Zoom - link will be provided upon registration
DR. AMBER WUTICH is a President’s Professor of Anthropology and Director of the Center for Global Health at Arizona State University. Her two decades of community-based fieldwork are concerned with how inequitable and unjust resource institutions impact people’s well-being, especially under conditions of poverty—and how we can fix it. An expert on water insecurity and mental health, she directs the Global Ethnohydrology Study, a cross-cultural study of water knowledge and management in 22 countries. Wutich maintains longstanding ties in her field sites in Paraguay and Bolivia, and manages a global set of strategic Global Health alliances for ASU. An ethnographer and methodologist, Dr. Wutich has published four books and over 100 articles, and edits the journal Field Methods. Her teaching has been recognized with awards such as Carnegie CASE Arizona Professor of the Year. Wutich has raised over $38 million in research funds, as part of collaborative research teams, from the U.S. National Science Foundation and other funders.