Author: water commoning

A swimming commons

by Elliot Hurst The summer episode of the series “Reimagining, remembering, and reclaiming water: from extractivism to commoning” co-organized by the Undisciplined Environments and FLOWs blogs, explores swimming as a political act to reclaim social and ecological justice. In Aotearoa New Zealand, shortly after arriving at the strategy gathering of…

Scaling-up territorial alternatives to water extractivism: mini hydroelectric plants in Ecuador

by Emilie Dupuits The second post of the series “Reimagining, remembering, and reclaiming water: from extractivism to commoning” co-organized by the Undisciplined Environments and FLOWs blogs, discusses controversies and challenges in scaling up social struggles for water conservation and sustainable livelihoods in the Intag valley, Ecuador. Figure 1. A banner…

Countering water colonialism: Indigenous peoples’ rights, responsibilities and international water governance frameworks

By Kat Taylor, Sheri Longboat and Quentin Grafton Water governance frameworks need to harmonise with United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. This post is the first in the series “Reimagining, remembering, and reclaiming water: From extractivism to commoning”, which looks at struggles over more just and ecological water…

Reimagining, remembering, and reclaiming water: from extractivism to commoning

By Gustavo García-López, Irene Leonardelli and Emanuele Fantini A new open series co-organized by the Undisciplined Environments and FLOWs blogs looks at struggles over more just and ecological water presents and futures. Dakota Access pipeline protesters at Cannonball River in North Dakota. Source: No Dakota Access in Treaty Territory –…
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