Water Security & Justice Webinar Series: Water Scarcity Through the lens of Water Security

March 13, 2024, 16.00 - 17.00

Water Security & Justice Webinar Series: Water Scarcity Through the lens of Water Security

Chloé Nicolas-Artero's presentation explores the relationships between water security and water scarcity from a critical geography perspective. Her reflections are based on field investigations conducted in arid regions of the Global South where water-sharing issues are tense. How does the critical study of water security enhance our understanding of the social construction of water scarcity in rural areas of arid regions? She will address these questions by drawing on case studies from the Elqui Valley in Chile and the transboundary basin of El Kebir between Tunisia and Algeria.

Recommended Readings:

Nicolas-Artero, C. (2022). Dispossession an The Water Law in Chile. In C. Nicolas-Artero, S. Velut, G. Schneier-Madanes, F. Poupeau, C. Chavarochette (coord.) Luttes pour l’eau dans les Amériques. Collection Colectivo. Éditions de l’IHEAL (p.148-167) [read here]

Nicolas-Artero, C. (2022). Ensuring Access to Water in an Emergency Context: Towards an Overexploitation and Contamination of Water Resources? Social & Legal Studies, 31(3), pp. 459-476 [read here]

You can register for this session here.

0.5 ECTS credits after participation to more than 80% of the sessions and engagement with assigned readings

About the speaker:

Chloé Nicolas-Artero holds a Ph.D. in geography. She defended her doctoral thesis at the Centre de recherche et de documentation des Amériques (UMR 7227) de l’Université Sorbonne-Nouvelle. Since 2016, she has taught geography at various universities. In 2021, she began a postdoctoral fellowship at the Center for Climate and Resilience Research in Santiago, Chile. Since 2023, she has been a postdoctoral researcher at Politecnico di Milano, Italy. Her research focuses on the social construction of water shortages and their effects in semiarid regions. In 2024, she published the book, S’approprier l’eau. Droits, espaces et pouvoirs au Chili with the Presses Universitaires de Rennes.

This webinar is the opening session of the Water Security & Justice webinar series that takes place between 21 February and 1 May. Please visit this page to see more information about the series and the full program.