Rivers of the Anthropocene: new (Free!) book now available

This is a great looking new title, available here for free by the University of California Press. Regular UC Press site here.

9780520295025Rivers of the Anthropocene

Jason M. Kelly, Philip Scarpino , Helen Berry, James Syvitski , Michel Meybeck (Eds)

This exciting volume presents the work and research of the Rivers of the Anthropocene Network, an international collaborative group of scientists, social scientists, humanists, artists, policymakers, and community organizers working to produce innovative transdisciplinary research on global freshwater systems. In an attempt to bridge disciplinary divides, the essays in this volume address the challenge in studying the intersection of biophysical and human sociocultural systems in the age of the Anthropocene, a new geological epoch of humans’ own making. Featuring contributions from authors in a rich diversity of disciplines—from toxicology to archaeology to philosophy— this book is an excellent resource for students and scholars studying both freshwater systems and the Anthropocene.

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Launch of Anthropocene Primer: open access platform

OFFICIAL LAUNCH OF DIGITAL OPEN ACCESS PUBLICATION AN ANTHROPOCENE PRIMER, Version 1.0
 
October 23, 2017
The IUPUI Arts & Humanities Institute is proud to announce the official launch of An

Anthropocene Primer, Version 1.0 on October 23, 2017. An Anthropocene Primer is an
innovative open access, open peer review publication that guides learners through the complex

concepts and debates related to the Anthropocene, including climate change, pollution, and

environmental justice.
This born-digital publication (www.anthropoceneprimer.org) is a critical and timely resource for learners across multiple fields from academia, to industry, to philanthropy to learn about issues and topics relating to the Anthropocene, a framework for understanding environmental change that highlights human impact on earth systems.
An Anthropocene Primer was created to provide learners in museums, schools, non-profits, and formal research institutions with an entry point into some of the big concepts and debates that dominate discussions about the Anthropocene. The primer is not intended to be comprehensive (this is, after all, An Anthropocene Primer, not The Anthropocene Primer), nor is it intended to be didactic. The primer is a framework to guide individual and collaborative learning from the
beginner to advanced levels.
Version 1.0 of An Anthropocene Primer is available for open peer review from October 23, 2017 through February 1, 2018. Open peer review allows users to contribute to and engage with fellow readers and the authors as the editors develop it for a final print and open access ebook version. A video tutorial on how to participate in open peer review is available at www.anthropoceneprimer.org/index.php/videotutorials/.
Edited by Jason M. Kelly and Fiona P. McDonald, An Anthropocene Primer emerged from the “Anthropology of the Anthropocene” workshop (http://www.anthropologyoftheanthropocene.org) hosted by the IUPUI Arts and Humanities Institute in May 2017. The participants from this workshop make up list of authors: Jason M. Kelly (IUPUI, USA), Fiona P. McDonald (IUPUI, USA), Alejandro Camargo (University of Montreal, Canada), Amelia Moore (University of Rhode Island, USA), Mark Kesling (The daVinci Pursuit, USA), Ananya Ghoshal (Forum on Contemporary Theory, India), George Marcus (University of California, Irvine, USA), Paul Stoller (West Chester University, USA), Dominic Boyer (Rice University, USA), Serenella Iovino (University of Turin, Italy), Rebecca Ballestra (Artist, Monaco/Italy), Eduardo S. Brondizio (IU, Bloomington), Jim Enote (A:shiwiw A:wan Museum and Heritage Center, Zuni, USA), Ignatius Gutsa (University of Zimbabwe, Zimbabwe), Cymene Howe (Rice University, USA), Sue Jackson (Griffith University, Australia), Phil Scarpino (IUPUI, USA). This workshop was funded by the Wenner-Gren Foundation and the IU New Frontiers in the Arts and Humanities grant program.
Summary
An Anthropocene Primer is an innovative open access, open peer review publication that guides learners through the complex concepts and debates related to the Anthropocene, including climate change, pollution, and environmental justice.
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Contacts:
 
Jason M. Kelly
Director, IUPUI Arts & Humanities Institute
Associate Professor of History
IUPUI Arts & Humanities Institute
Indianapolis, IN 46202
@jason_m_kelly
Fiona P. McDonald
Postdoctoral Researcher, IUPUI Arts &
Humanities Institute
IUPUI Arts & Humanities Institute
Indianapolis, IN 46202
@fionapmcdonald

Elementa: Science of the #Anthropocene goes live with new journal

A new open-access journal has been launched, Elementa: Science of the Anthropocene. The site is now up, and live. Here is a blurb and video from the home page, more can be explored here regarding the journals aims and scope, author instructions, and so forth.

Open Science for Public Good

Publishing original research reporting on new knowledge of the Earth’s physical, chemical, and biological systems; interactions between human and natural systems; and steps that can be taken to mitigate and adapt to global change, Elementa: Science of the Anthropocene will report on fundamental advancements in research organized initially into six knowledge domains, embracing the concept that basic knowledge can foster sustainable solutions for society. Elementa is published on an open-access, public-good basis—available freely and immediately to the world.

 

My latest article w/David Groenfeldt now out in Ecology and Society

David Groenfeldt and I have published an article titled “Ethics and water governance” for a special feature in Ecology and Society. It is available open access here: http://www.ecologyandsociety.org/vol18/iss1/art14/

ABSTRACT

Ethics and values are important dimensions of water governance. We show how a “values approach” contributes to an understanding of global water governance, and how it complements other perspectives on governance, namely management, institutional capacity, and social-ecological systems. We connect these other approaches to their own value systems and the ethical attitudes they engender. We then offer a way to explicitly incorporate, and where necessary adjudicate, competing value systems through a values-based approach to governance. A case of the Santa Fe River in New Mexico, USA illustrates how value systems are reflected in water policies and how these values affect governance priorities, such as in environmental flows. The values-based approach clarifies tacit values and creates space to align local values with those needed for effective water governance at the global level.

New Free Access issue of Water Alternatives

Volume 6 Issue 1

Volume 6 | Issue 1

February 2013

 

 

Articles

Cooperation, domination and colonisation: The Israeli-Palestinian Joint Water Committee 
Jan Selby
Water Alternatives 6(1): 1-24                     Abstract | Full Text – PDF

The power to resist : Irrigation management transfer in Indonesia
Diana Suhardiman
Water Alternatives 6(1): 25-41                   Abstract | Full Text – PDF

Evaluating knowledge production in collaborative water governance 
Brent Taylor, Rob de Loë and Henning Bjornlund
Water Alternatives 6(1): 42-66                   Abstract | Full Text – PDF

Remaking waste as water: The governance of recycled effluent for potable water supply 
Katharine Meehan, Kerri Jean Ormerod and Sarah A. Moore
Water Alternatives 6(1): 67-85                   Abstract | Full Text – PDF

Hydro-hegemony in the upper Jordan waterscape: Control and use of the flows 
Mark Zeitoun, Karim Eid-Sabbagh, Michael Talhami and Muna Dajani
Water Alternatives 6(1): 86-106                 Abstract | Full Text – PDF

Maintaining a river’s healthy life? An inquiry on water ethics and water praxis in the upstream region of China’s Yellow River 
Lilin Kerschbaumer and Konrad Ott
Water Alternatives 6(1): 107-124               Abstract | Full Text – PDF

Smallholder irrigators, water rights and investments in agriculture: Three cases from rural Mozambique
Gert Jan Veldwisch, Wouter Beekman and Alex Bolding
Water Alternatives 6(1): 125-141               Abstract | Full Text – PDF

 

Book Reviews

Development through bricolage: Rethinking institutions for natural resources management (Cleaver, F. 2012). 
Douglas J. Merrey
Water Alternatives 6(1): 142-144               Full Text – PDF

Turkey’s water policy (Kibaroglu, A.; Scheumann, W.; Kramer, A. (Eds.), 2011). 
Ariel Dinar
Water Alternatives 6(1): 145-147               Full Text – PDF