Water Talks Series n°5 - Prof. C. Sneddon

The Geneva Water Hub is proud to welcome you to the 5th edition of the Water Talk Series, on Thursday 25 April, between 19:00 and 21:30, RTS building, Quai Ernest-Ansermet 20, in Geneva. This series is an open-speech opportunity for researchers to expose and explain their ideas, their stances on contemporary challenges linked to water governance. The presentations, short and impactful, are in English.

Christopher Sneddon is chair in geography and a professor of geography and environmental studies at Dartmouth College, whose research and teaching focus on the question of how to reconcile human activities with the long-term resilience and vulnerability of ecological systems. Christopher contributed to the understanding of the transformation of river basins due to large-scale development in “third world” settings but also in a variety of historical and geographical contexts. He won the prestigious 2016 Meridian Book Award, presented by the Association of American Geographers (AAG) for Concrete Revolution: Large Dams, Cold War Geopolitics and the US Bureau of Reclamation, a book that is as much revelation as revolution.

Dams as technopolitical objects: Global Geopolitics and the transformation of the Mekong Basin.

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