Category Archives: Opinion

Water Mafias: profiting on the poor – Maryam Nastar

LUCID graduate Maryam Nastar, recently gave an interview to Lund University Magazine. Maryam draws on her research in Johannesburg, South Africa, and Hyderabaad, India, to describe how that in spite of law which aims for affordable water for all, water shortages still hit the poorest hardest. In the ‘slum’ areas of megacities, water mafias that take advantage of peoples desperate need … Continue reading

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Interview with Jonathan Seaquist on recent research and LUCID collaboration

As the first in a series of interviews with LUCID researchers, I spoke recently with steering committee member, from the Physical Geography department, Senior Lecturer Jonathan Seaquist. The topic of our conversation: the recent or ongoing research within the LUCID centre that he found most interesting at that moment. He readily informed me about a paper that had coincidentally just … Continue reading

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International seminar on particpatory monitoring and management of biodiversity – Torsten Krause

Two years ago, as part of my PhD research in Amazon region of Ecuador, I studied if and how conservation areas, owned by Indigenous communities, are monitored and what role local people played in monitoring activities. The communities in which I did my research all received a financial incentive from the government to protect parts of their forests against intrusion, … Continue reading

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Mine Islar, expert advisor to IPBES: what it is, how it works

Mine’s personal page Graduate from the LUCID PhD school Mine Islar (pictured), who is now carrying out her post-doctoral research at LUCSUS, was recently nominated by the Turkish government to take part as an expert advisor in the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES). To date, this has entailed her involvement in two meetings each lasting a week, in … Continue reading

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Interview with PhD Candidate Henner Busch (in Swedish)

PhD candidate Henner Busch was interviewed recently by the Urban Arena at Lund University about his research into transnational municipal networks and their potential to contribute to tackling climate change. The interview (in Swedish) can be found here. For more information on Henner’s research in English, try his personal LUCID profile.  

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Hydropower dams in Turkey

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What is land grabbing?

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