Looking to lessons from the past to inform the future
Cities face increasing threats to water supplies, but how can they transition towards more sustainable water management? Rapid urbanization, population growth, regulatory frameworks, and multiple competing demands combine to complicate the ability for urban water managers to guarantee future water supplies.
Immersion Distinguished Scholar Workshop: Public Health
Kathryn J. Fiorella, Department of Population Medicine and Diagnostic Sciences and the Masters in Public Health Program, Cornell University
There is increasing pressure in Alberta—the top oil-producing province in Canada—to extract and transport oil and gas to American markets. With governmental efforts in Alberta to counter Indigenous and environmental group resistance to Alberta’s oil and gas economy and exports, there is an urgent need to synthesize existing data and visualize/illustrate plural impacts of oil and gas infrastructure on Indigenous nations and nonhuman species.
Large-scale development projects have received significant attention in the natural and social sciences, as mines, canals, dams, pipelines, and highways shape landscapes and societies. Yet many large-scale development projects are proposed but not actually built. To the extent that such projects are studied, it is often to understand the potential socio-environmental changes they could cause, if completed.