Seminar: Cycles and Spirals of Justice in Water Allocation Decision Making

  • 04 Dec 2014
  • 12:45 - 13:30
  • UNESCO-IHE, Westvest 7, Delft, the Netherlands. Room B1
Western Europe
Delft, The Netherlands

On 4 December, Dr. Marian Patrick from the Stockholm International Water Institute will give a presentation about the cycles and spirals of justice in water allocation decision making. Anybody interested in the topic is welcome to attend.

Managing for social and environmental justice in water allocation is a necessary yet challenging goal. Often what can appear as a just or equitable outcome for a specific location or group of stakeholders can also result in injustices at other locations or for other stakeholders.

This presentation describes a conceptual framework that helps make sense of the relationship between justice and injustice in the context of water allocation decision making. It describes how justice and injustice are part of a cycling continuum of ‘justice for whom’ and how this plays out in a multilevel system where the problem of scale can surface.

About the speaker

Marian Patrick has an interdisciplinary research background in wetland/landscape ecology, water governance, transboundary water management and social and environmental justice. Her interests include water allocation decision making, understanding the multi-scale, multi-level governance of complex social-ecological systems and how to realise social justice, especially social inclusion in the practical management of water resources.

Marian has 10 years of research and project management experience in a developing country context (southern Africa) and 5 years research and project management experience in Australia. Marian is currently the Programme Manager for Transboundary Water at the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI), Sweden.

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