The Global water Grabbing Syndrome

The Global water Grabbing Syndrome

Imparte: Dr. Jampel Dell´Angelo

Asst. Professor of Water Governance

Instituto de Estudios Ambientales (IVM) Universidad Libre de Ámsterdam, Países Bajos

7 de septiembre de 2018, 12:00 horas

Auditorio Dr. Julián Adem

Invitación del grupo Clima y Sociedad

In this talk I will present the results, reflections and critical insights stemming from an interdisciplinary research agenda on the socio-environmental dynamics of contemporary global water grabbing. In the first part of the presentation I will set the stage by highlighting the dynamics and patterns associated with the growing trend of transnational large-scale land acquisitions (LSLAs), which we believe is a key driver in the current global agrarian transition. I will then review the different conceptual definitions of land and water grabbing, discussing the normative/political notion of the term and also proposing an operational quantitative framework that can be used for a first approximation of the entity of water grabbing as a global phenomenon. I will then discuss how land and water grabbing represent a threat to the achievement of sustainable development by putting in relation LSLAs impacts with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGS) and food security. Finally, I will introduce the notion of ‘hidden socio-environmental costs of virtual water transfers’ which reflects a new perspective on virtual water trade that has theoretical implications for hydropolitics and the theories on water wars.

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Sep 07 2018


12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


Entrada Libre


Seminario Institucional
Auditorio Dr. Julián Adem


Auditorio Dr. Julián Adem