To celebrate World Water Day 2016, the POLIS Project on Ecological Governance and the Centre for Global Studies hosted a presentation on emerging water ethics research. This interactive presentation summarized exploratory work on water ethics undertaken as part of a Social Justice Studies Program practicum with the POLIS Project.
WHAT: "Wading Under the Water Table: Exploring Ethics and Values in Collaborative Watershed Governance"
DATE: Tuesday March 22
TIME: 1:30-3:00 p.m.
WHERE: Sedgewick Room C168 (the large boardroom at CFGS)
SPEAKERS: Katie Lauriston & Kelly Bannister
In this interactive presentation, participants were encouraged to give feedback on a bibliographic resource created from an initial literature scan of diverse fields of study and practice related to water ethics and cross-cultural values. Initial impressions were presented of cross-cultural values that inform – or ought to inform – watershed management and stewardship discussions in pursuing our aspirations of collaborative watershed governance. The goal of this presentation was to share initial findings and invite feedback that could guide the POLIS Project’s further work on water ethics.
ABOUT THE PRESENTERS:
Katie Lauriston is a Social Justice Studies practicum student with the POLIS Project on Ecological Governance. Kelly Bannister is the Co-Director of the POLIS Project on Ecological Governance. Her focus is on ethical and legal issues in research involving biodiversity and Indigenous cultural knowledge and she has extensive experience in ethics policy analysis and development.