HDGC-HRD Symposium: Socio-ecological Justice in Hazards Adaptation: Food and Water Security

Type: Virtual Paper
Theme: HDGC & HRD Symposium: Socio-ecological Justice in Hazards Adaptation
Sponsor Groups: Human Dimensions of Global Change Specialty Group, Hazards, Risks, and Disasters Specialty Group
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Day: 4/8/2021
Start / End Time: 8:00 AM / 9:15 AM (PDT)
Room: Virtual 6
Organizers: Samuel Rufat, Nicole Hutton, Alana Rader, An-Min Wu
Chairs: Ronald Schumann


The confluence of disasters in 2020 underscores not only the urgency of human adaptation amid worsening hazards but also the necessity of integrating social and environmental justice into these plans. The impacts of human-induced climate change are becoming ever more noticeable, contributing to rising seas, sluggish tropical cyclones, more intense wildfires, and novel diseases. Human and ecological communities are at greater risk of harm. Consistent investments in unsustainable practices of economic development, urban growth, land use, natural resource use, and energy production are endangering entire ecosystems and magnifying inequalities in human systems. What is worse, in many cases, a combination of human action and inaction has exacerbated feedback loops between human and ecological systems that now perpetuate physical and social vulnerability.

Geographic research on equitable socio-ecological adaptation is increasingly valuable in the face of more frequent and intense hazards. Whether at an individual, community, or institutional scale, human responses to global environmental change that prioritize justice and sustainability can foster innovation, creativity, and increased resilience to extreme events.


Type Details Minutes Start Time
Presenter Angelika Winner*, CUNY - Graduate Center, "It's like they set us up for failure" - the impact of structural racism on food accessibility and health in Newark, NJ 15 8:00 AM
Presenter Hanson Nyantakyi-Frimpong*, University of Denver, Climate change, women’s workload in agriculture, and embodied political ecologies of undernutrition in northern Ghana 15 8:15 AM
Presenter Maryia Bakhtsiyarava*, University of California - Berkeley, Investigating the relationship between weather conditions and food security in Uganda 15 8:30 AM
Presenter Alexa Wood*, Texas A&M University, Mental Models of Malian Elder Men’s Perceptions of Vulnerability to Climate-Induced Food Insecurity 15 8:45 AM
Presenter Ke Ding*, Iowa State University, Yiming Wang, Iowa State University, Yuyu Zhou, Iowa State University, The Future of Food-Energy-Water Nexus in Jing-Jin-Ji Region under anthropogenic and climate challenges 15 9:00 AM

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