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Wednesday, November 18, 2020 — 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM EST

As part of the Water Institute's WaterTalks lecture series, Dustin Garrick, associate professor of Environmental Management with a joint appointment at the School of Geography and the Environment and the Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment at the University of Oxford, presents, "Charting the new geography of water conflict and cooperation."

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Water risks are rising to the top of the policy agenda and interconnected with global challenges, ranging from forced migration and food insecurity to gender inequality and public health.  This talk identifies the hotspots and blind spots of water risk, examining how urbanisation, changing diets and global supply chains are transforming conflicts over water. Drawing widely from hydrology and history to economics and public policy, Dr. Garrick argues we need to focus on the patterns and politics of large-scale collective action – the science of human cooperation – to chart effective and equitable models for governing water.

Speaker bio

dustinDustin E. Garrick is an associate professor of environmental management with a joint appointment at the School of Geography and the Environment and the Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment at the University of Oxford. His research and publications focus on water and environmental governance in the context of water scarcity, biodiversity loss, food insecurity and climate risks. His current projects address water security and sustainable development with a particular focus on incentives for addressing freshwater scarcity, the effects of urbanisation on water conflict and cooperation, and informal water markets. He has established a global network of observatories to trace the evolution and performance of water governance reforms and water markets, working alongside partners in Australia, Africa, Asia and the Americas to design, test and scale innovative approaches. He has extensive expertise at the interface of science, policy and enterprise, serving as an invited speaker, expert advisor and consultant for the World Bank, OECD, corporations, governments and non-profits. In 2018, the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) selected Dr Garrick as a Leshner Fellow for Public Engagement on Water and Food Security. He has also served on many international committees, including the Global Water Partnership/OECD task force on Water Security and Sustainable Growth, the Valuing Water Initiative for the UN/World Bank High Level Panel on Water and the Technical Committee of the Global Water Partnership. He has been a Fulbright Scholar in Australia and was the 2018 recipient of the Sustainable Water Management Prize from the Botin Foundation in Spain.


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