Rivers in the Anthropocene: Global Challenges and Local Responses
The workshop compares the historical interactions between rivers and human societies across the global south in Asia, Africa, and Latin America. One of the major goals is to observe how these river-based societies respond to the Anthropocene when climate change and water disasters are beginning to overwhelm societies across the world. As a planetary phenomenon, the Anthropocene necessitates a global understanding of the problem and solutions. revious long-term studies focused principally on a single river and its riverine communities. In this workshop, we seek to compare the patterns of water-society relationships globally over the long view to gain a sense of recurrent and novel problems and possible solutions in the current era of the Anthropocene.
Workshop Website: https://sites.duke.edu/rivers/