Water: Abundance, scarcity & security in the age of humanity
Thursday, April 13, 2017
Social Science Centre (SSC)
Water: Abundance, scarcity and security in the age of humanity
Department of Geography Speaker Series
Thursday, April 13
Q & A - 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Lecutre - 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Jeremy Schmidt uses the ideas of American geologists and social scientists to bring all of water’s relationships into a single planetary story. As we enter the Anthropocene, it is critical to understand the story that shaped resource conservation, development and how water is understood with respect to the Earth system. We are entering an era in which the philosophy connecting water, people, and planet has unequal effects on a geological scale.
Jeremy Schmidt is a Lecturer of Human Geography at Durham University. Author of: Water: Abundance, Scarcity, and Security in the Age of Humanity. Co-editor of: Water Ethics: Foundational Readings for Students and Professionals. In 2015, he received the SSHRC Impact Award (Talent Category) in recognition of the public reach of his scholarship.
Department of Geography