Tag Archives: water politics

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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Seven challenges for Sustainability – The Politics of the Global Water Crisis

Welcome to a half day event on The Politics of the Global Water Crisis When:  April 9, 13:00 – 17:00 Where:  LUCSUS, Josephson Building, Finngatan 10, 3rd floor, room Ostrom Programme “Water in an uncertain world” Lennart Olsson, LUCSUS “Global water governance trends: some examples of sources, patterns and effects” Dave Huitema, IVM “Water conflict and blue peace in the … Continue reading



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Publication: What drives the urban water regime? An analysis of water governance arrangements in Hyderabad India.

Maryam Nastar, a graduate of the LUCID PhD program, has recently published an article in Ecology and Society: What drives the urban water regime? An analysis of water governance arrangements in Hyderabad, India, as part of a special issue on Urban Water Governance, co-guest-edited by LUCID director Lennart Olsson. In the article, Maryam finds that the influence of international organisations, … Continue reading



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Special Issue on Urban Water Governance

A number of people at LUCID have been involved in the production of a special issue of Ecology and Society on Urban Water Governance. Mine Islar and Chad Boda published a paper on the Political Ecology of inter basin water transfers in Turkish water governance (see summary and link to article), and Maryam Nastar contributed an article asking What drives the urban water … Continue reading



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Publication: Political Ecology of inter-basin water transfers in Turkish water governance

The article, Political Ecology of inter-basin water transfers in Turkish water governance, co-authored by Mine Islar and Chad Boda, was recently published in Ecology and Society, in a special issue on Urban Water Governance, co-guest-edited by LUCID director Lennart Olsson. In this article, they look at how the framing of large scale infrastructural projects, to improve water supply to urban … Continue reading



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PhD Defense: Vasna Ramasar – Fluid governance: Scalar politics in the South African waterscape, Nov. 7

All are welcome to watch Vasna Ramasar, LUCID PhD candidate, defend her theisis: Fluid governance: Scalar politics in the South African waterscape, on the 7th of November at 10:15. Dr. Vandana Desai senior lecturer in Human Geography from Royal Holloway (University of London) will act as discussant and the seminar will take place in the Josephson Building, (Ostrom room), Biskopsgatan 5. Below is … Continue reading



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