HWISE at the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing

HWISE Members (from left) Chad Staddon, Amber Wutich, Wendy Jepson, Patrick Thompson and Justin Stoler in Beijing for the AWRA “Water Security” Speciality Conference, September 16-18, 2019

Amber Wutich, President’s Professor at Arizona State University and HWISE Executive Committee member, led a group of network scholars as a keynote speaker at the American Water Resources Association-Chinese Academy of Sciences International Conference on Water Security. Amber’s talk impressively opened in Mandarin, a language she studied as an undergraduate major, and advanced our HWISE vision of water insecurity by showcasing our collective and individual work.  Her talk reverberated through the conference, as the HWISE representatives had productive meetings that placed our research agenda at the forefront of our conversations. 

Amber’s keynote was followed by a panel discussion organized by Wendy JepsonPatrick Thomson presented on SmartPumps, Justin Stoler presented new analyses on water expenditures, Amber Wutich presented the ongoing work she and Alex Brewis have been advancing in the area of food and water insecurity, and Chad Staddon discussed his work on socio-technology and household water security. We hope that this work will lead to a special issue in Water International and other collaborative opportunities with scholars at the Chinese Academy of Sciences.

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