EDUCATION AND LEARNING

COA’s Human Ecology Forum to Explore Water Resource Management

Photo courtesy of Jérome Olivier
Photo courtesy of Jérome Olivier
Posted Oct. 04, 2013, at 12:44 p.m.

Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013 4:10 p.m. to 4:10 p.m.

Location: College of the Atlantic, McCormick Lecture Hall, 105 Eden Street, Bar Harbor, Maine

For more information: John Visvader; 207-288-5015; newsworthy.coa.edu/2013/10/explore-water-resource-management-in-mongoli/

BAR HARBOR, ME—On Tuesday, October 15, Sisira Withanachchi will talk to College of the Atlantic’s Human Ecology Forum about Politics in Scale (Re)Configuration of Water Resources Management in Mongolia: A Critical Ecological Analysis. The discussion will begin at 4:10 pm in the McCormick Lecture Hall.

The discussion will revolve around Withanachchi’s research on how Mongolia, as a transformative country after the decline of the socialist regime in 1990, has been experiencing rapid institutional changes, political and policy reforms, and economic alterations. Water resource management has been one critical theme in politics and policies in Mongolia with respect to climate conditions and socioeconomic impacts. Withanachchi will go into detail about his findings from a two-month field visit on the Orkhon river basin.

Withanachchi is a research fellow in the Department of Organic Food Quality and Food Culture in the University of Kassel, Germany. Currently, he is pursuing his doctoral studies under the supervision of Prof. Dr Angelika Plöger on the theme of climate change – food security – water management nexus. Withanachchi is working as a contributor to the World Water Development Report of the United Nations and as a managing editor the “Future of Food: Journal on Food, Agriculture and Society.” He has worked as a researcher in the Social Scientists’ Association in Sri Lanka.

For more information about the talk, please contact John Visvader at jvisvader@coa.edu or 207-288-5015.

About College of the Atlantic

College of the Atlantic was founded in 1969 on the premise that education should go beyond understanding the world as it is, to enabling students to actively shape its future. A leader in experiential education and environmental stewardship, COA has pioneered a distinctive interdisciplinary approach to learning—human ecology—that develops the kinds of creative thinkers and doers needed by all sectors of society in addressing the compelling and growing needs of our world. For more, visit www.coa.edu.

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DISCUSSION: Tuesday, October 15 at 4:10 pm Sisira Withanachchi will talk to College of the Atlantic’s Human Ecology Forum about water resource management in Mongolia. College of the Atlantic, McCormick Lecture Hall, 105 Eden Street, Bar Harbor, ME. jvisvader@coa.edu or 207-288-5015. www.coa.edu.

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