The second episode of our "Research 4 All" podcast series discusses why SUMERNET focuses on water "insecurity” rather than water security, and the challenges for researchers studying different aspects of water insecurity such as access, rights, gender, conflicts over water infrastructure as well as water politics at larger scales.
Episode 02 host: Leonie Pearson
Sound editing: Rajesh Daniel
Artwork: Kadesiree Thossaphonpaisan; Cover photo by Diego Gennaro on Unsplash
Series producers: Rajesh Daniel and Leonie Pearson
Reducing water insecurity in the Mekong Region is SUMERNET’s focus on the ongoing phase – SUMERNET For All. But why should we talk about water insecurity rather than water security?
This podcast hosts Dr. Louis Lebel from Chiang Mai University, who is the SUMERNET Advisor on Water Insecurity.
In this episode, Dr. Louis Lebel talks about how “water insecurity” can be a challenge to researchers who need to go out of their comfort zones and study issues that are often overlooked such as access, rights, gender, conflicts over water infrastructure as well as water politics at the larger scale.
SUMERNET podcasts highlight different aspects of our work on research, policy engagement, capacity building and communications in the Mekong Region.
Visit our website www.sumernet.org to find out more about our work to improve policies and practices in reducing water insecurity in the Mekong Region.
In this first episode of our "Research 4 All" podcast series, we talk with Dr. Sudarat Tuntivivat, a lecturer and researcher at Srinakharinwirot University in Bangkok, about the various dimensions of conflict in water insecurity research.
In this podcast episode, we talk with Dr. Le Thi Van Hue, SUMERNET Gender Equality Advisor, about gender perspectives and questions of intersectionality in water research.
In this episode, we talk with Dr. Vatchararuthai Boontinand from the Institute of Human Rights and Peace Studies, Mahidol University, about the dimensions of human rights in doing research.