Water Institute Faculty,

Don’t forget to register for the upcoming webinar on January 20, 12:00-1:00pm on Environmental Justice and Water as part of the Water Institute Lightning Talk Series. For more information, see the image and abstract below.


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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 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. 


Best regards,




Karen Schlatter

Research Coordinator

UF Water Institute

PO Box 116601

University of Florida

Gainesville, FL 32611-6601


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Florida Water & Climate Alliance Coordinator