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: 11:10 AM / 12:25 PM (PST)
Room: Virtual 6
Organizers: Heejun Chang, Amanda Fencl, Wendy Jepson
Chairs: Heejun Chang

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 Arun Pallathadka*, Portland State University, Jason Sauer, Arizona State University, Heejun Chang, Portland State University, Nancy Grimm, Arizona State University, Urban Flood Risk and Green Infrastructure: Who is exposed to risk and receive benefits?: A case study of three US cities 15 11:10 AM
Presenter Pablo Herreros-Cantis*, Urban Systems Lab - The New School, Timon McPhearson, The New School, Applying a Source-to-Impact flood risk assessment to identify priority areas for green infrastructure interventions in a sewershed in Syracuse, NY 15 11:25 AM
Presenter Tristian Stolte*, Institute for Environmental Studies, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (IVM-VU), Felix Van Veldhoven*, Climate Adaptation Services (CAS), Flooding & Drought risk in urban areas: risk monetization and adaptation strategies for 97 cities worldwide 15 11:40 AM
Presenter Heejun Chang*, Portland State University, Arun Pallathadka, Portland State University, Jason Sauer, Arizona State University, Jola Ajibade, Portland State Univesity, Marta Berbes, Arizona State University, Elizabeth Cook, Barnard College, Nancy Grimm, Arizona State University, David Iwaniec, Georgia State University, Carolyn Kousky, University of Pennsylvania, Urban flood Resilience Through Flood Modeling, Stakeholder Engagement, and Managed Retreat: A Case Study of Four US Cities 15 11:55 AM
Discussant Wendy Jepson Texas A&M University 15 12:10 PM

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