Water & Society

Q&A With Marama Muru-Lanning About the Wakaito River

Dr. Marama Muru-Lanning from the University of Auckland, New Zealand, is the first Māori Anthropologist to be awarded a PhD in anthropology since Māori Studies separated from Anthropology in 1991. Marama Muru-Lanning heads the James Henare Research Center at the University of Auckland. She is the…

By Peter Debaere-
Built Environment

Q&A With Tim Beatley About Ocean Cities

Tim Beatley’s new documentary, Ocean Cities, explores the environmental challenges and opportunities facing coastal communities. As part of this year’s World Water Events, the documentary will be screened on March 22 at 5:30 p.m. in Clark 107 at the University of Virginia. Beatley teaches urban and…

By Peter Debaere-
Environment, Water Quality

Q&A With Lex Van Geen on Arsenic Contamination

Lex Van Geen is a world-renowned arsenic specialist at Columbia University’s Earth Institute. He has been working on arsenic contamination for 20 years, especially (but not only) in Bangladesh. The World Health Organization has called Bangladesh’s arsenic problem “the largest poisoning of a population in history.” On…

By Peter Debaere-
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