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

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: 1:30 PM / 2:45 PM (PDT)
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 Nupur Joshi*, University of Arizona - Geography & Development, How does a pandemic impact water security for the urban poor? – A case from Nairobi’s informal settlements 15 1:30 PM
Presenter Wenjing Zhang*, University of Melbourne, Which way forward? Building a water security system for China's city of the future 15 1:45 PM
Presenter Sarah Hobson*, University of Oklahoma, Emma Colven, Research Advisor and Professor at University of Oklahoma, Jakarta's Splintered Urban Waterscape: A Case for Climate Resilience 15 2:00 PM
Presenter Vanessa Empinotti*, Federal University of ABC, Rayssa Cortez, Federal University of ABC, The struggle to become visible: water security in occupied buildings in São Paulo downtown, Brazil 15 2:15 PM
Presenter Elizabeth Anna Carlino*, Department of Geography, Texas A&M University, The New Water Relationship: A nomospheric investigation of the Philippi Horticultural Area in the wake of the Cape Town Water Crisis 15 2:30 PM

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