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Commoning Water(s): Resources, Services and Ecological Justice in Asia

Roundtable discussion / Debate

Affiche de l'événementWednesday 26 October 2022 from 6.30 to 8pm
at Alliance Française Media Library
179 Thanon Witthayu, Lumphini, Pathum Wan - 10330 Bangkok


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Inclusive and just water security is widely recognized as principal challenge in the era of the Anthropocene. Water insecurity affects the livelihoods of both rural and urban populations in Southeast Asia, and the wider the Global South.

This public event brings together academics and practitioners working on the frontiers of addressing the complex challenges and tensions surrounding water security and ecological justice. The roundtable panelists will explore how commoning approaches are emerging in Asian contexts to address these issues, which are being further exacerbated by climate change and increased urbanization. Panelists will explore the role of citizens, governments, and other actors in shaping the commons, the approaches that they have been working with both to secure water for basic human needs in the short term and to manage long-term ecological impact.

Our panelists include :

  • Dr. Apisom Intralawan, Institute for the Study of Natural Resource Management and Environmental Management, Mae Fah Luang University
  • Prof. Dr. Catherine Baron, Sciences Po Toulouse
  • Karen Delfau, PhD candidate at Sciences Po Toulouse
  • Dr. Anindrya Nastiti, Institut Teknologi Bandung
  • Phong Huynh, Deputy Project Manager, GRET (Laos)

The panel will be moderated by Gabriel Facal, IRASEC Deputy Director.

Panelists will explore dilemmas related to groundwater sustainability and increasing human basic needs requirements ; commoning ponds to support human and ecological needs in Laos ; urban commoning in the Global South gender considerations for commons and commoning ; and wetlands and rivers as commons.

We welcome participants to support the development of an interdisciplinary dialogue to explore how these approaches can be applied to emerging water challenges across the region.

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19 October 2022