Jeremy Schmidt is Associate Professor of Geography at Durham University. In 2015, he received the SSHRC Impact Award for his work on water governance, ethics, and policy. He was previously a post-doctoral fellow in social anthropology at Dalhousie University and Harvard University. His PhD (Geography) was conferred by Western University, where he held a Trudeau Scholarship.

In addition to his research, Jeremy is a collaborator on the SSHRC Partnership Grant: Economics for the Anthropocene. He is the series editor for Global Challenges in Water Governance, a collection of 12 books to be published by Palgrave over the next 5 years. He is also a member of the Future Earth working group on Water Ethics, and of the ethics and environment group at CREUM: the Centre de Recherche en Éthics de l’Université de Montréal. In 2016 he was an invited participant to the UN Dialogue on Earth Jurisprudence. His policy recommendations on issues of justice and First Nations water rights have been tabled and debated in Alberta’s legislative assembly.

Raised on Canada’s dry western prairies, Jeremy’s disposition towards water, and the Earth system in general, is influenced by experiences in Alberta’s oil and gas sector, custom agriculture, and as a kayak guide and forestry firefighter.


jeremy.john.schmidt [at] gmail [dot] com

All views are Jeremy’s own.


  1. Kate Turner says:

    Jeremy – Kate Turner here. We studied at McGill together. I was just in a seminar about water ethics through work (Ontario Ministry of the Environment, Drinking Water Management Division) and heard reference to a book edited by Jeremy Schmidt. I thought, “I know that name”…and lo and behold, it’s you. Wow – you sure have accomplished a lot in the 5 years since I last saw you 🙂 Congrats on your post-doc.

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