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Water, Climate, and the State

November 30, 2020 |  12:15 - 1:15pm   |  Zoom Webinar

On November 30, the Strauss Center hosted Dr. Barbara van Koppen, Emeritus Scientist on Poverty, Gender, and Water at the International Water Management Institute, for a virtual talk. This talk explored integrated water resources management (IWRM) and development within the context of Sub-Saharan Africa as well as Asia and Dr. Van Koppen discussed how progress might differ across countries.  This webinar is part of our Brumley Speaker Series.


Barbara van Koppen (PhD) is Emeritus Scientist/Consultant on Poverty, Gender, and Water at the International Water Management Institute (IWMI), based in the IWMI Southern Africa office in Pretoria. She has led multi-country (action) research in Anglophone and Francophone Africa and Asia on Integrated Water Resource Management, community-driven water service delivery, water laws and policy reform, also from a human rights perspective. She is lead author and editor of five books and (co-) author of over 150 international peer-reviewed publications. She supervised post-docs, Ph.D., and M.Sc. students across the world. As a speaker, she participated in numerous national and international professional networks and policy dialogues. The global Multiple-Use Water Services (MUS) Group of the Rural Water Supply Network is coordinated by her. She also served as a member of the Board of the Water Research Commission South Africa and the Steering Committee of the Global Water Partnership. Before joining IWMI she was an Associate Professor of Gender and Irrigation at Wageningen University, the Netherlands. Her M.Sc. and Ph.D. in rural sociology, specializing in poverty, gender, and water management, were obtained from the same university.

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