Sarah’s research interests in water governance stems from over four-years, working in Vietnam and Thailand on issues of water security and environmental justice. She completed her MA in Global Governance from the University of Waterloo examining transboundary water governance of the Mekong River. Currently, she is working towards her PhD in Geography at York University. Her PhD research uses an urban political ecology approach to examining the relationship between urbanization and urban water security in cities of the Mekong Delta in Vietnam.
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Sarah is a 2016 IDRC Doctoral Research Awardee. Her research examines the relationship between urbanization, water users and water security within the Mekong River Delta in the city of Can Tho, Vietnam. The work will employ an urban political ecology framework to examine how power, water usage and distribution, and urbanization can influence the urban landscape and gender roles associated with water access. Her goal is to provide a more environmentally and culturally relevant framework for policy makers and development organizations working in the urban Vietnamese landscape.
Keywords: Water security; political ecology; urban political ecology; water governance; Vietnam