Sajida Awan, shares her time in the field in Pakistan’s southern province Sindh.
On June 8, another World's Oceans Day (WOD) came and went without a lot of fanfare.
For ten days, students, tutors, and professors came together in discussing the emotions involved in presenting work for an academic audience; sharing knowledge and experiences; singing Swedish songs at the church; dancing to Indian music in the classroom; and practicing Brazilian capoeira in the Alps.
Before I began my PhD, my Master’s supervisor encouraged me to “find a home” with a community of scholars and practitioners with whom I could share my ideas and engage in discussions. I have heard other scholars mention the importance of their homes, when they say things like, “I am going to this conference because these are my people.”
Another doom and gloom story, another reason to disengage. Even the most passionate students around me toil with feelings of apathy and desensitization when we hear about our impending doom as millennials.
Dedicating my life and studies to the world of water is one of the most beautiful accidents that has ever happened to me.
The United Nation’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are centred around the ideas of social and environmental justice.
In the context of increasing pressures on the land-sea interface, the role of governance is a potentially important, yet unfortunately an understudied consideration in our pursuit of sustainability.