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Latin America – Aqua de Vida

Our journey through water justice concepts brings us to Latin America, where large water supplies are met with pollution, and areas in desperate need of investment are met with corruption. Through Central and South America we can observe where policy actions are lacking, but great research and incentives are seeking to ameliorate water stresses. While Mexico experiences political entropy surrounding the regulation of water resources, Brazil struggles to motivate incentives to decrease water demand. Argentina experiences similar issues but is also home to some exemplary action in the fight for human rights to water and sanitation. Tim and Kat are joined by a few guests to discover the unique challenges facing these parts of the world and explore the possible resolutions for water justice in Latin America.

Discover more of Professor Cindy McCulligh‘s work with the CIESAS.

Follow Associate Professor Daniel Sant’Ana‘s contributions to their field with the Water & Built Environment research group.

Find out more about Gabriela Sacco and her actions at IDGCE.

This Podcast is hosted by Kat Taylor and Produced by Tim Whiffen of Whimsy Productions for Quentin Grafton, Convenor of the Water Justice Hub,  UNESCO Chair in Water Economics and Transboundary Water Governance at the Australian National University.

Sub-Saharan Africa – Nothing in Isolation

In our first episode of the Water Justice Podcast, we talk with experts from across Sub-Saharan Africa to fully get to grips with the water crisis plaguing the region.

Africa best highlights the obvious inequities and water injustice we must confront. From urban centres like Cape Town, to arid rural land in Botswana and Nigeria, Africa’s water scarcity is reaching dangerously unprecedented levels. In our first episode of the Water Justice Podcast, Dr. Katherine Taylor of Australian National University and Timothy Whiffen talk to Dr. Gina Ziervogel from the University of Cape Town, Adegboyega Adeniran from the Australian National Unversity and Dr. Kathleen Alexander from the Chobe Research Institute to discuss this pressing issue and pathways forward for the region.

Katherine Taylor is a Water Justice Hub Research Fellow at the Crawford School of Public Policy, Australian National University.

Timothy Whiffen is Director and Producer at Whimsy Productions.

Gina Ziervogel is an Associate Professor at the University of Cape Town.

Adegboyega Adeniran is a PhD Student and Research Officer at the Fenner School of Environment and Society, Australian National University.

Kathleen Alexander is Director at the Chobe Research Institute and a Professor at the College of Natural Resources and Environment, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.