WIT Webinar: Finding the next steps forward for IBIS water governance

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The Centre for Water Informatics and Technology presents a virtual seminar titled: "Finding the next steps forward for IBIS water governance" as part of its "Best of Water Systems Research" seminar series.

Wed, Jul 28 2021 to Wed, Jul 28 2021

Date: Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Time: 6:00 – 7:00 pm PKT

Speaker: Dr. Andrew Reid Bell, Assistant Professor, Department of Earth and Environment, Boston University

Moderator: Dr. Talha Manzoor, Assistant Professor, WIT

Registration: https://wit.lums.edu.pk/BWSR2021

 

Abstract: In this talk, we identify water governance challenges in the Indus Basin Irrigation System (IBIS), and highlight the layers of decision-making over the past century that have contributed to shaping them.  Specifically, we consider limitations on the potential for participatory irrigation management (PIM) in theory and in practice, and discuss alternative paths toward improved water governance and water resource outcomes for irrigators in Pakistan.  Finally, we present previous work examining the role of information in the IBIS, as a foundation for functional governance toolkits, and point to key next steps in this research domain. 

About the Speaker: Andrew Bell studies livelihoods and resource decision-making, including domains of irrigation, pest management, ecosystem services, technology adoption, and migration.  Most of his work applies survey and experiment tools (games, high-frequency smartphone-based surveys) to identify and model behavior; and agent-based models to understand what these behaviors imply for system-level outcomes under scenarios of environmental change. He received his PhD (2010) in Natural Resource Management from the University of Michigan’s School of Natural Resources and Environment (SNRE, now SEAS), a MASc in Environmental Engineering from Waseda University, and a BASc in Environmental Engineering from the University of Waterloo.

For details or queries, please contact Soban Hameed Saigol at soban.hameed@lums.edu.pk or 0332 4495057

Add to Calendar 2021-07-28 18:00:00 2021-07-28 19:00:00 WIT Webinar: Finding the next steps forward for IBIS water governance Date: Wednesday, July 28, 2021 Time: 6:00 – 7:00 pm PKT Speaker: Dr. Andrew Reid Bell, Assistant Professor, Department of Earth and Environment, Boston University Moderator: Dr. Talha Manzoor, Assistant Professor, WIT Registration: https://wit.lums.edu.pk/BWSR2021   Abstract: In this talk, we identify water governance challenges in the Indus Basin Irrigation System (IBIS), and highlight the layers of decision-making over the past century that have contributed to shaping them.  Specifically, we consider limitations on the potential for participatory irrigation management (PIM) in theory and in practice, and discuss alternative paths toward improved water governance and water resource outcomes for irrigators in Pakistan.  Finally, we present previous work examining the role of information in the IBIS, as a foundation for functional governance toolkits, and point to key next steps in this research domain.  About the Speaker: Andrew Bell studies livelihoods and resource decision-making, including domains of irrigation, pest management, ecosystem services, technology adoption, and migration.  Most of his work applies survey and experiment tools (games, high-frequency smartphone-based surveys) to identify and model behavior; and agent-based models to understand what these behaviors imply for system-level outcomes under scenarios of environmental change. He received his PhD (2010) in Natural Resource Management from the University of Michigan’s School of Natural Resources and Environment (SNRE, now SEAS), a MASc in Environmental Engineering from Waseda University, and a BASc in Environmental Engineering from the University of Waterloo. For details or queries, please contact Soban Hameed Saigol at soban.hameed@lums.edu.pk or 0332 4495057 LUMS Drupal 8 adil.sarwar@lums.edu.pk Asia/Karachi public

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