Special Topics: Water Resource Management

JSIS 485
  • Quarters: Spring
  • General Education Requirements: I&S

The course explores South Asian geographies from the lens of water conflicts and transboundary water sharing. The students are exposed to a relatively unexplored perspective of shared environmental sources in transforming South Asia political geographies. One of the goals is to elicit renewed interest in the spatiality of nature and its role in nurturing interdependencies across geographic entities. The course covers extensive empirical case material, and reflects on relevant theoretical streams in geography, political science, and political ecology. The course helps students to reflect critically about popular prophecies and discourses about ‘water wars.’ The students will be encouraged to analyze an empirical case of potential ‘water war’ from a region of their choice as part of their assignment.