Water: Abundance, Scarcity, and Security in the Age of Humanity
- Photo by Zane Lee
- Water and Energy Futures
Faculty and students are invited to a lunch-time lecture by Jeremy Schmidt. Dr. Schmidt’s research focuses on the social dimensions of land, water, and energy, with particular attention to the ethical and political dimensions of human impacts on the Earth system. He will be discussing his book, Water: Abundance, Scarcity, and Security in the Age of Humanity, which details the intellectual history of America’s water management philosophy. This lecture is part of ERI’s Water Futures Initiative: Water Security, Justice, and Politics Work Group. For those interested in attending the lunch-lecture, please register below.
About the Speaker
Jeremy Schmidt is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Geography at Durham University, UK. Prior to joining Durham University, Dr. Schmidt held post-doctoral positions at Harvard University and Dalhousie University, and was Assistant Professor of Environmental Geography at Carleton University.
In 2015, he received an Impact Award (Talent Category), the highest distinction bestowed by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. Dr. Schmidt’s work on policy, Indigenous rights, and water markets has been cited and debated by the provincial government in Alberta, Canada.
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