HWISE-RCN September Scholar of the Month: Sameer Shah

Sameer Shah is a Ph.D. candidate at the Institute for Resources, Environment & Sustainability at the University of British Columbia. Trained broadly as a political-ecologist with a strong interest in coupled qualitative and quantitative methodology and analysis, his research intersects with climate change, rural livelihoods, water security, and environmental justice. Sameer’s current work analyzes the equitability and sustainability effects of state-led water conservation designed to transform villages into “drought-free” spaces in Maharashtra (India).

Selected peer-reviewed articles:

Angeles, L.C., Shah, S.H. (2019). Re-scaling and re-contextualizing agriculture-industry synergies for rural development: The case of an urbanizing rurality in the Philippines. Journal of Peasant Studies, 1-20. https://doi.org/10.1080/03066150.2019.1668779

Shah, S.H., Narain, V. Re-framing India’ s ‘water crisis’: An institutions and entitlements perspective. (2019). Geoforum 101, 76-79. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.geoforum.2019.02.030

Shah, S.H., Rodina, L., Burt, J.M, Gregr, E.J., Chapman, M., Williams, S., Wilson, N.J., McDowell, G. (2018). Unpacking social-ecological transformations: Conceptual, ethical and methodological insights. The Anthropocene Review 5(3), 250-265. https://doi.org/10.1177/2053019618817928

Shah, S.H., Zerriffi, H. (2017). Urban water demand, climatic variation, and irrigation water insecurity: Interactive stressors and lessons for water governance from the Angat River Basin (Philippines). Water International 42(5), 543-567. https://doi.org/10.1080/02508060.2017.1342073

Shah, S.H., Angeles, L.C., Harris, L.M. (2017). Worlding the intangibility of resilience: The case of rice farmers and water-related risk in the Philippines. World Development 98, 400-412. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.worlddev.2017.05.004

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