Managing Rough Waters: A Path for Democracy, Peace, and Justice?
- Date: –17:00
- Location: Sal 2, Gamla torget 3, 1st floor, Uppsala
- Lecturer: Lara Fowler, Senior Lecturer at Pennsylvania State University, and Fulbright Scholar visting Uppsala University
- Organiser: Department of Peace and Conflict Research, with support from Uppsala Forum
- Contact person: Mattias Vesterlund
- Phone: 0184715353
Floods. Droughts. Nutrient runoff and pollution. These are important water challenges facing communities around the world. As a changing climate makes already such challenges more difficult, the need to find solutions has never been greater. Bringing people together to develop and implement creative solutions to such water challenges offers a way forward, a way that can also promote democracy, peace, and justice.
Lara Fowler, a Fulbright Scholar visiting with Uppsala University during the 2019-2020 academic year, will discuss her work as a mediator, facilitator, lawyer, and now researcher on complex water issues in the United States. In addition, she will share her research question for this year: where are people finding success in managing challenging water issues? What are the elements of such success? And what can we, collectively, do to help improve management of water as a critical resource?
Fowler is a mediator, attorney, and law faculty who focuses on water, energy, agriculture, and dispute resolution. She is a Fulbright Scholar visiting at Uppsala University during the 2019-2020 academic year, partnered with Dr. Ashok Swain, a Professor of Peace and Conflict Research, UNESCO Chair of International Water Cooperation, and Director of the Research School for International Water Cooperation at Uppsala University. Dr. Fowler’s Fulbright research is focused on finding and understanding examples of where cooperation over managing water resources—both water quality and quantity—have played out.
The event is free of charge and open to the public.