This year the American Association of Geographers (AAG) Annual Meeting will be in Washington D.C. (April 3-7 2019), and we are planning a day of events to officially launch and celebrate the HWISE RCN community of scholars. We are seeking empirical papers that address the multi-faceted dimensions of water insecurity experiences at the household scale.
If you are interested, please email name, affiliation, title, abstract and keywords to the HWISE RCN email contact (email@example.com). Our goal is to have presenters selected and program developed by the end of October. If you have any questions, please contact Wendy Jepson (firstname.lastname@example.org).
We propose several sessions that emphasize major themes and approaches:
We have two sessions on the following topics:
- Methodological Advances, including research outcomes or results that employ visual, participatory, VGI, geospatial, quantitative and other epistemological research to address household water insecurity experiences.
- Thematic Engagements, with HWISE that may include or intersect with a broad range of empirical work addressing cross-cutting themes that address sanitation, knowledge systems, environmental justice, informality and urban infrastructure, intersectionality and gender, health-place-environment interaction, resiliency, environmentality, state-society relations, or governance.
A third paper session will profile research findings that draw from the HWISE global dataset (hwise.org) and HWISE scale, a cross culturally validated scale that has been developed in the last two years. These papers will address a broad range of interdisciplinary analyses that demonstrate the application of the scale to a variety of problems. Researchers in this session are contributors to the HWISE dataset and part of the NSF-funded HWISE RCN (hwise-rcn.org). If you are able to contribute to this please follow the submission guidelines above.
A fourth session will be a panel with on developing an interdisciplinary mentoring community of practice for early career scholars. The panel will include a range of participants from various career stages to discuss best practices, lessons, and challenges navigating dynamic collaborations.
Participants in the sessions will be invited to participate in a fifth session (closed) to discuss publication opportunities, workshop papers, and critically reflect on the work presented. We will also discuss the cross-cutting themes and directions for the RCN in the next year.
We will end the day with a reception open to all to launch HWISE Research Coordination Network.