Podcasts

The Water Justice Podcast is available via all the main Podcast platforms including Apple, Spotify and Google. 

Special Episode – The Bending Toward Water Justice Panel

Description

To finish series one of the Water Justice Podcast we have the ‘Bending Towards Water Justice Panel’. Panelists answer questions related to their research and how they take their findings and bring them to the world in serving water justice. This episode celebrates a special edition journal guest-edited by Professor Quentin Grafton, Safa Fanaian, Gabriela Sacco, and Luis Liberman. The special issue of the International Journal of Water Resources Development is titled Water Justice, Pathways for Voice, Truth, and Reconciliation. Contributors to the Journal Keith Barney, Ana Manero, Safa Fanaian, and Quentin Grafton align their experiences of water justice in a comprehensive discussion about collective action committed toward common goals.

The Special Edition Journal can be found here.

Journal Articles by Panellists:
Doctor Ana Manero – Perceptions of Tanzanian smallholder irrigators on impact pathways between water equity and socioeconomic inequalities.
Associate Professor Keith Barney – Impounded rivers, compounded injustice: contesting the social impacts of hydraulic development in Laos.
Professor Quentin Grafton & Safa Fanaian – Bending towards water justice: pathways for truth, reconciliation, inclusion, and transformative actions.

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.

Australia – Restoring Connections to Water

Description

This podcast tells the story of Water in Australia. The living connection to water from our First Peoples and native species relies on undoing decades of damage. We are joined by guests who have fought for their land, for their water, and for their environments. Joined by water warriors, Kat and Tim discover how water is being undervalued and explore how to join the fight in restoring the precious relationships we share with water in Australia.

Discover more of Jamie Kirkpatrick‘s work and our reference for this podcast.

Find out more about Rikki Dank and her actions at COP26.

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.

Asia – The Might to Unite

Description

Our water needs are so varied in our roles as individuals, as part of a collective, and as part of the living world, that is difficult to see how it can be all things to all people. We ask so much of such a vital natural resource and we achieve a lot with it, but when we are not united in our intentions for water it can cause serious harm. How do you balance the priorities of individuals and government, or intergovernmental organizations and private industry, or between two different countries that share water resources? This episode of the Water Justice Podcast put Asia at the forefront. We try to understand how different needs for water are met and discover some innovative ways problems at the macro-scale are being addressed at the micro-scale.

Discover more of Chitrersh Saraswat‘s work and our reference for this podcast.

Follow Associate Brian Eyler‘s contributions to the Mekong with his book and the Mekong Dam Monitor.

Find out more about Bhakti Devi and her actions as The Urban Water Doctor.

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.

America – Eroded Trust in Corroded Pipes

Description

Inequitable access to drinking water is a problem worldwide, including in the so-called ‘Global North’. The United States of America, for example, is a wealthy country; yet many people lack access to clean, safe and affordable water. Water infrastructure is complicated and expensive, and the governance of water in the USA is fractured. Tim and Kat had the opportunity to discuss some of the challenges the USA faces and pathways to water justice with activists and academics. Join us in the third installment of the Water Justice Podcast to explore why safe water isn’t universal and the pathways to water equity in the USA. 

Discover more of Professor Maura Allaire‘s work and the paper referenced in this podcast.

Follow Associate Dr Sri Vedachalam‘s contributions to their field with the Environmental Policy Innovation centre and the Global Water Forum.

Find out more about Monica Lewis-Patrick and her actions at We The People of Detroit.

If you’re interested in more medical history, listen to Dr. Travis Brown‘s Podcast This Pathological Life

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.

Chapters
02:17 Water Pathology
08:09 Water complications in the US
17:06 How Americans interact with Water
31:21 Working toward water justice in the US

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.