Friday, February 17, 2012: 12:00 PM-12:45 PM
Room 202-204 (VCC West Building)Dr. Bakker's work is dedicated to interdisciplinary research on a wide range of water issues as well as research dissemination to policy-makers and the broader community. It covers a broad range of topics, including privatization, transboundary water governance, drought vulnerability, demand management, pricing, and access to urban water supply in developing countries. Dr. Bakker leads collaborative interdisciplinary research projects with natural scientists and medical researchers. Fluent in French and Spanish, she has research experience in Southeast Asia, southern Africa, Latin America, and Europe, and has more than 100 academic publications. Recent books include Privatizing Water: Governance Failure and the World's Urban Water Crisis. She regularly acts as an advisor to governments, non-governmental organizations, and international organizations.
Karen Bakker, University of British Columbia
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