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Waterways Centre for Freshwater Management
+64 3 364 2987 ext. 92545
Julius von Haast Level 7 Rm734
English, German, Spanish
I am interested in understanding how communities and groups collectively decide on the distribution of environmental goods and bads in society. This entails examining a variety of processes and arrangements for participatory and collaborative environmental governance, with a view to understanding the extent to which they are (a) effective in terms of securing or advancing social and environmental sustainability, and (b) democratically legitimate in terms of procedural and distributional justice. While my work is primarily focused on water governance, I am also interested in environmental politics and governance more broadly. I research collaborative environmental governance in diverse settings, and across scales, from the governance of global flows and networks, to grassroots community initiatives and local projects.