Water, Expert Knowledge, and the Politics of Sustainability

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Water, Expert Knowledge, and the Politics of Sustainability April 30, 2012 Many countries in the world, but especially those in the Arabian Peninsula, are facing a current reality or imminent prospect of both shortages and degradation of their water supplies. National governments and international development agencies and network experts—ranging from engineers to economists—are struggling to tackle this daunting challenge. Based on fieldwork in Yemen, the Gulf, and Europe, this lecture analyzes the approaches that international players are taking in addressing water supply problems. Image: "Wasserhahn," Matthew Bowden. CC BY 3.0 Steven Caton Professor of Contemporary Arab Studies, Department of Anthropology Program, Harvard University Sign up to our mailing list to stay informed of upcoming NYU Abu Dhabi Institute events: To view our past events and videos, click here: Follow NYU Abu Dhabi Institute on social media: Facebook: Twitter: Instagram: Follow NYU Abu Dhabi on social media: Visit our website: Facebook: Twitter: Instagram:
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