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I examine the social-psychological variables of water decisions and governance within a context of climate change, flooding and drought. Water is essential to our existence – ecological, biological and cultural – and our ability to ‘solve’ water problems is a litmus test for our capacity to address other environmental challenges.
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Research Themes

Education

Water Efficiency

Efficiency

Emotion Research

Emotion

Gender Research

Gender

Sample Publications

“Mortality awareness and water decisions: a social psychological analysis of supply-management, demand management
and soft-path paradigms”
Water International

“Life after death: evidence of the Hoover Dam as a hero project that defends against mortality reminders” Water History

“Sounding the water alarm will backfire thanks to human nature” The Globe and Mail

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Recent News

Mr. Floatie and Mortality: World Water Day

March 22nd, 2017|

Today is World Water Day, an international event to celebrate and highlight freshwater issues. This year's theme is wastewater – the sullied water that flows down our drains and is flushed from our toilets. In [...]

In Memoriam: Arthur Lieberman

August 9th, 2016|

A very long time ago, I was a second-year student studying at the University of Haifa's overseas program. 'Professor Lieberman' played such a huge and influential role in my life. He introduced me to the beauty of ecology, [...]

World Water Day Article in the Globe and Mail

March 22nd, 2016|

Today is World Water Day, and experts everywhere are sounding the alarm about water problems. We’ll learn about children in distant lands who die from drinking contaminated water and women who suffer sexual assault because [...]