Global Challenges in Water Governance: Publishing workshop and book series presentation

About this event

Water access and distribution is getting increasingly complex and contested across the globe. Water is one of the most potent mediums through which climate change impacts are being felt and will be experienced in the coming years. Against this context, this series focuses on the core challenges and innovations in the water sector linking them with water politics, justice and rights for both human and non-human systems. We are particularly interested in the cross-sectional and cross-sectoral impacts of water governance across different geographies and social systems.

This event will first of all introduce the Palgrave book series ‘Global Challenges in Water Governance’, its aim and what kind of publications we are looking for. The second part of the workshop will address more generally preparing a book proposal and the publishing process. This interactive workshop and discussion will allow you to meet the book series editors and ask questions.

Event Type: Hybrid***

Time: 13:00 – 14:30 BST

Venue: Lecture Theatre, School of Geography and the Environment, South Park Roads, OX1 3QY, Oxford

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***If you wish to join the section virtually, the zoom Link will send to the participants one day prior to the event.

About the speakers

Rachael Ballard, Global Head and Publisher, Geography and Environment, Palgrave

Rachael Ballard is Head of the Science and Society books team at Palgrave with additional commissioning responsibilities for the Geography, Environment and STS programmes. Rachael oversees the strategic development of these areas and commissions content across a broad spectrum of interdisciplinary subjects that intersect the social and natural sciences. Rachael has worked in academic publishing for over 20 years and has experience commissioning across the Social Sciences as well as various STEM disciplines.

Dr Kevin Grecksch, Departmental Lecturer and Course Director, MSc/MPhil in Water Science, Policy and Management

Kevin Grecksch is Departmental Lecturer and Course Director for the MSc/MPhil in Water Science, Policy and Management in the School of Geography and the Environment. Kevin is a social scientist who specialises in normative and analytical aspects of governance, especially with regard to water and climate change adaptation. His research interests include (multilevel) environmental governance, water governance, climate change adaptation, governance of societal transformation processes, property rights and the governance of natural resources, sustainability and ecological economics. Kevin has a particular interest why and how power relationships, institutions and knowledge shape the governance of water and climate change.

Shilpi Srivastava, Research Fellow, Institute of Development Studies

Shilpi Srivastava a Research Fellow at the Institute of Development Studies, UK. A political sociologist with interdisciplinary training in political science, law and governance and development studies, Shilpi has worked extensively on issues of water politics, regulation and rights. Her current research explores the cross-sectoral linkages between water, sanitation and climate change. She draws on qualitative and participatory methods to explore the everyday encounters of marginalised communities with the changing climate as they intersect with wider issues in political economy and institutional politics. She is currently involved with projects related to uncertainty, climate change and transformation in India and Bangladesh; off-grid sanitation in Asia and Africa; and climate preparedness and decision-making uncertainty in India.

This event is organised by the Oxford Water Network.


Mar 31 2022


13:00 - 14:30

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Lecture Theatre, School of Geography and the Environment
South Parks Road, OX1 3QY, Oxford
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