Water History Project

photo: Jim Liestman

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Water history analyzes how humans interact with the hydrological environment. At a time when water privatization, water quality, and river development issues hold considerable importance in Canadian society, there is a need to inform public debate and the decision-making process with recent water history scholarship. In Canada, a diverse group of scholars, principally based in history and geography departments, examine different aspects of water history: from the environmental and social consequences of dam and infrastructure development, to conflicts over international waters, to the social perception of floods.

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Past Events / Événements
Industrializing Rivers Conference (2009)
Site C Dam Symposium (2009)
Confluences Workshop (2007)

Projects / Projets
Water History Blog

Funding / Financement
SSHRC Strategic Research Clusters Grant, 2007-14