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Do technical transitions guarantee water security for all?

Chile is facing an unprecedented water crisis, attributed to a 12-year megadrought that is linked to climate change. At the same time, political and economical interests maintain water accumulation in the hands of productive sectors (mainly mining and agriculture) worsening water conflicts and insecurity for both rural and urban populations. Although Chile is making important adaptacion advances in terms of policy-making, through a new climate change law and sectoral adaptation plans, its transitions are merely technological and imply maladaptation practices. This work critically examines Chile's efforts to achieve water security for human consumption, focusing on two main strategies for delivering water for human consumption in water-stressed regions: water trucks and seawater desalination. Results show that Chilean water transitions do not guarantee water security for all actors, leaving women, and other groups vulnerable to climate change, exposed to water scarcity and insecurity.
Time
Wednesday, 19.06.24 - 12:15 PM
Topic
Geographie
Speaker
Prof. Dr. Maria Christina Fragkou - Universidad de Chile
Target groups

Researchers

All interested

Students

Location
Meckenheimer Allee 166, 53115 Bonn
Room
Alfred-Philippson-Hörsaal
Reservation
not required
Organizer
Prof. Dr. Manfred Nutz
Contact

Prof. Dr. Manfred Nutz

nutz@uni-bonn.de

+49 228 73-7509

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