Standing at the end of the driveway, waiting for the school bus with my kids, we were early enough to see the recycling truck making its way down the street. "Great - teachable moment!" thinks the Environmental-Professor/Mum. And I begin to link virtues of recycling, the Magic School Bus episode and a low(er) consumption lifestyle. [...]
Workshop attendee Katie Kish (above) has written today's blog post about the event On August 10th and 11th, top scholars in the fields of Terror Management Theory (TMT), water research, and governance gathered to discuss the relevance of emotions in water governance and decision making, and how this might apply to future research. [...]
Funded Graduate (MES) Opportunity starting in September 2015. The funded research is a comparative analysis of female water professionals (CND) who indicate that mentorship and/or sponsorship have played a role in their career progression or trajectory. Potential applicants for this project should be excellent writers, have a strong understanding of both gender and water issues; [...]
Funded Graduate (Courses + Project) Opportunity (starting in September 2015). The research requires an analysis of existing data on 'blue builders' and 'green plumbers' -- residential builders and plumbers who subscribe to water efficiency practices — using Terror Management Theory as an analytical framework. Potential applicants for this project should be excellent writers, have a [...]
Thinking about Water: What, why and how we teach to engage the next generation of interdisciplinary water leaders.
On October 24th and 25th, 2013 I hosted a small workshop on the nature of interdisciplinary, graduate-level water education. The complex, multi-faceted nature of most current major water issues transcends disciplinary boundaries. As a result, water managers and decision-makers are increasingly making use of collaborative, interdisciplinary approaches. The ability to work successfully in these environments [...]
I am currently recruiting self-directed, interdisciplinary students with an interest in the social dimensions of water for Sept 2014 or 2015. Potential grad students should have a very strong GPA, diverse resume and an academic background in fields such as environmental studies, psychology or sociology, human dimensions of geography, resource management, international development, political science and/or [...]