Learn about the issue of water privatization. The project consists three parts: (1) the problématique of water privatization, (2) the theory of change, and (3) a solution-oriented policy and systemic intervention framework.
The water privatization narrative treats water as a resource to be commodified and privatized in a neoliberal conception. The geo-spatial-human challenges are uncovered to expose the socioecological and hydrological consequences of a privatized approach to water management on quality, quantity, and accessibility. The theory of change section examines the evolution of the hydrological to hydrosocial cycle and the pertinence of indigenous and local knowledge.
The purpose is to extrapolate the relevant components from both areas into a synthesized water policy framework which creates proper structures of governance to determine good water goals for water management. Participatory development practice, nature-based solutions, water user associations, integrated water resource management, and water as a human right are some of the outputs explored in this project.
Presenters: Yassmen Araim, Kelly Butera, Neha Naeem, Ikhtiar Rashid, Tal Septon, and Ethan Tion
Program: McMaster Undergraduate Students from 3D03 (Globalization and Peace Studies)