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Extreme events, urbanization and water security: Case studies from Global south and north II

Type: Virtual Paper
Theme: HDGC & HRD Symposium: Socio-ecological Justice in Hazards Adaptation
Sponsor Groups: Water Resources Specialty Group, Human Dimensions of Global Change Specialty Group, Cultural and Political Ecology Specialty Group
Poster #:
Day: 4/7/2021
Start / End Time: 9:35 AM / 10:50 AM (PDT)
Room: Virtual 6
Organizers: Heejun Chang, Amanda Fencl, Wendy Jepson
Chairs: Amanda Fencl

Call for Submissions

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:

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


Description

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:

Impacts of extreme events (COVID-19, wildfires, floods) on water infrastructures and use
Effects of urbanization on socio-spatial dimensions of water demand and provision
Relationship between urbanization and water quality in major world cities
Urban political ecology approaches to water infrastructure and drinking water quality
Water security as a human right for all city residents
Mitigation and adaptation strategies for enhancing resilience in urban water resources
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:

Register and submit your abstract online (www2.aag.org/aagannualmeeting/).
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

Wendy Jepson, Texas A&M University, wjepson@tamu.edu


Agenda

Type Details Minutes Start Time
Presenter Lisa Dilling*, University of Colorado, Meaghan Daly, University of New England, Drought management in Urban Water Systems in the U.S. and lessons for Climate Change Adaptation 15 9:35 AM
Presenter Cassandra L. Workman*, University of North Carolina At Greensboro, Sameer H. Shah , Institute for Resources, Environment & Sustainability, University of British Columbia, Co-constructing identity and water security: Race, infrastructural exclusioning and nostalgic futures in North Carolina 15 9:50 AM
Presenter Sydney Beckner*, Texas A&M University, Perspectives on Marine Desalination as a form of Water Security: Corpus Christi, Texas 15 10:05 AM
Presenter Amanda Fencl*, Texas A&M, West Coast Waters: Sustainable and Just Transitions under Scarcity 15 10:20 AM
Discussant Joshua Cousins Dartmouth College 15 10:35 AM

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