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Chaplin on four common myths about water security

February 3, 2017

Drought in California
Drought in California. Photo Credit: gregb77

Jackson School Ph.D. student Tracy Chaplin has published an op-ed in Next City discussing common myths that prevent Americans from acknowledging and understanding the global water crisis.

Chaplin’s focus is on water security in marginalized communities living on the front lines of climate change, including First Nation Peoples of North America, Indigenous Peoples of Peru, and Aboriginal Peoples of Australia.

Her research focuses on water rights in floating informal settlements, and the role of law and social infrastructure in adapting to climate impacts.

Ph.D. Student Tracy Chaplin in Guanajuato, Mexico.

Chaplin’s op-ed evolved from the Jackson School The Bridge Lab, an initiative created to train Ph.D. students and make their research relevant to the real world. Ph.D. students are asked to present at least one problem-focused piece of around 500-750 words related to their dissertation research.

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