New scholarship announced for MSc Water programme!

A fantastic new funding opportunity for prospective applicants for MSc Water programme has just been announced.

The MSc Water: Science & Governance programme at the Department of Geography, King’s College London is pleased to announce a scholarship for the 2015-16 academic year.  This ‘King’s College London-Accenture Scholarship in MSc Water: Science & Governance’ covers tuition fees for academic year 2015-16 for one full-time Home/EU student.  In addition, the student receiving the scholarship will work on a dissertation project with the Resources Group at Accenture, based in London.

For full details on eligibly, selection criteria and application details, please see:

http://www.kcl.ac.uk/sspp/departments/geography/study/masters/watersg/accenturescholarship.aspx

There also other bursaries offered by the Geography department with details on the Master’s Degrees Funding Opportunities page.

Coming up next on MSc Water & ARM student seminar series

Title: Who Manages Water?

As part of the next Water and ARM seminar series, we have Professor Tony Allan talking about Who Manages Water. Professor Tony Allan is based at KCL and SOAS and specialises in the analysis of water resources in semi-arid regions and on the role of global systems in ameliorating local and regional water deficits. In 2013 he received the international Environmentalist Award and the Monaco Water Award. For the purpose of this seminar, Tony will highlight the exceptional levels of water consumption associated with food production looking at he global food regimes in place, supply chain and food prices. The seminar will be taking place on Friday 21st November a 14:00 in FWB G.80. All are welcome.

New paper on Transboundary Water Justice

King’s Water colleagues co-authored a paper on “Transboundary Water Justice: a combined reading of literature on critical transboundary water interaction and ‘Justice’, for analysis and diplomacy”.  This paper coming out in Water Policy stems from discussions and activities by the London Water Research Group, including the Sixth Hydro-Hegemony workshop and ‘Achieving Justice through Transboundary Water Cooperation’ side event at the World Water Week 2013.

Zeitoun, M., Warner, J., Mirumachi, N., Matthews, N., McLaughlin, K., Woodhouse, M., Cascao, A., Allan, J.A. (in press) Transboundary Water Justice: a combined reading of literature on critical transboundary water interaction and ‘Justice’, for analysis and diplomacy. Water Policy. doi:10.2166/wp.2014.111

Abstract and full text can be found here: http://www.iwaponline.com/wp/up/wp2014111.htm

 

 

For more details about the LWRG and the seminars series:

http://www.kcl.ac.uk/sspp/departments/geography/research/epd/lwrginfo/index.aspx

 

Students take charge: New student-led seminar series by Water & ARM programmes

Mark your diary now for Friday 7th November ‘The World Bank, Water Policy and Dams’

On seeing the seminars organised by some of the other MSc programmes in the Geography department, the Water and ARM MSc groups decided to organise seminars for themselves, inviting guest speakers in who are a specialist in their own right within industry. The inaugural seminar was hosted by Dr Naho Mirumachi, programme director of MSc Water: Science and Governance. Naho spoke about her upcoming book  Transboundary Water Politics in the Developing World (to be published March, 2015).

The second seminar in the series is being hosted on Friday 7th November at 2pm in the Pyramid Room by Prof Bob Picciotto. Bob worked for the World Bank for 40 years in water policy and founded the Evaluation department. Bob will be talking about ‘The World Bank, Water Policy and Dams’.

Future talks will include a round table discussion with PhD students, a visiting speaker from the Overseas Development Institute and a talk with Prof Tony Allan, Professor Emeritus, Department of Geography, who coined the phrase “virtual water”.