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Dear Water Institute Faculty,
Due to a scheduling conflict, the Environmental Justice and Water webinar originally scheduled for January 20 has been rescheduled to February 3, 12:00-1:00pm.

For those that have already registered, you will receive an updated confirmation email with the new date/time. For those that have not yet registered, you can click on the image below to register.

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Abstract:
This lightning talk webinar focuses on environmental justice and water issues, with case studies from the U.S. and South America on inequitable impacts of climate hazards, landscape change and hydropower projects on Indigenous and marginalized communities. Dr. Jason von Meding will present his research on how maldevelopment leads to the creation of risk and therefore unequal and unjust impacts in the face of environmental hazards and climate change, exploring how different narratives and the reframing of research and practice is needed as an act of resistance. Dr. Kevin Ash will present his research in the areas of vulnerability, resilience, and risk communication of weather and climate related hazards in the southeastern US, and will touch on upcoming research on barriers and opportunities associated with reclaimed water in Florida. Dr. Joel Correia will discuss how the expansion of cattle ranching in the South American Chaco has produced novel waterscapes with racialized vulnerabilities to flood and drought regimes that draw attention to effects of settler colonization on Indigenous water access. Dr. Simone Athayde will present her research on social-ecological impacts of hydropower on Indigenous peoples and local communities across the Amazon, focusing on the different dimensions of socio-environmental justice.


Apologies for the inconvenience.

Best regards,
Karen

Karen Schlatter
Research Coordinator
UF Water Institute
PO Box 116601
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL 32611-6601

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