Pacific Water Research Centre, Simon Fraser University - Affiliate Member
The vision of the Faculty of Environment's Pacific Water Research Centre (PWRC) is to promote and mobilize research that addresses water issues on multiple scales ranging from local communities to national to global. In pursuit of this vision, PWRC connects critical findings from science and social science research with local knowledge. By supporting cross-disciplinary exploration at the interface of water science, social values, and public policy, the Centre provides a forum for advancing evidence-based research and concrete societal change. This research approach creates space to test policy and technological innovation.
Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability, UBC - PhD, 2013-2018
IRES is a problem-focused and curiosity-driven interdisciplinary research institute and graduate program, with interest and expertise in a wide range of topics under the realm of environment and sustainability. IRES's mission is to foster sustainable futures through integrated research and learning about the linkages among human and natural systems, and to support decision making from local to global scales.
Environment and Development: Gender, Equity and Sustainability (EDGES), UBC – Member
EDGES is a research collaborative based at IRES, UBC, working on the intersection of environment and development, with focus on social and environmental justice.
Program on Water Governance, UBC – Member
The Program on Water Governance conducts cutting-edge interdisciplinary research on water sustainability, and fosters dialogue on water policy with communities and decision-makers.
International WaTERS, International - Fellow, 2015-2018
The International WaTERS Research and Training Network (Water-related Training, Education and Research in the global South) addresses ongoing water governance and security challenges, with focus on the global South. The International WaTERS is a unique partnership with a multi-faceted approach: promoting collaborative and comparative research on urban water resilience, with specific focus on rural-urban linkages and institutional, social and equity dimensions; fostering knowledge mobilization through academic and policy dialogue in our Network and beyond; and building an extensive network of expertise available to enrich capacity and graduate training at partner institutions.
Environmental Change and Transformations Network, UBC - Co-founder, 2016-2018
The Environmental Change and Transformations Network (ECTN), co-founded by Graham McDowell, Sameer H. Shah and myself, aims to contribute to this emerging research area by enabling researchers from a range of disciplines to connect, fostering critical conversation about the opportunities and challenges of transformational change for navigating today’s profound environmental change challenges.
Environmental and Geographical Science, University of Cape Town – Visiting Academic, 2016
EGS at the University of Cape Town hosts a variety of research groups that work broadly on climate and development in the Global South, including the African Centre for Cities, African Climate and Development Initiative, and the Climate Systems Analysis Group. At EGS, I was working with Prof. Gina Ziervogel.
Water Ethics Network, Water-Culture Institute (Santa Fe, New Mexico) – Fellow, 2013-2017
The Water Ethics Network offers a forum for water professionals, business leaders, indigenous representatives, academics, civil servants, artists, philosophers, and others interested in water to reflect on the values and principles — the ethics — underlying the way we use water, share water, and care for water ecosystems.