Presentations and Media Coverage

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(with links to videos/media; for complete list, please see CV)

Statement delivered at the United Nations on behalf of the International Council for Science at the “Interactive Dialogue with Major Groups,” part of the Intergovernmental Negotiations on the post-2015 development agenda (5/20/2015).

Water and Poverty in Urban Slums,” Harvard University South Asia Institute Annual Symposium (4/21/2015).

Access to Toilets and Women’s Rights,” Harvard University South Asia Institute (11/1/2014).

Why should we care about water, sanitation and hygiene? A women’s issue, human rights concern, and global governance challenge” Harvard Global Health Institute (9/19/2014).

Water, Human Rights & Environmental Justice: A Case Study of Non-Notified Slums in Mumbai, India.” Northeastern Open Classroom series on Water: Challenges of Extreme (2/19/2014)

Who Owns Water.” MIT Water Summit. (12/12/2013)

Who has Access to Water and What are the Consequences?,” Harvard University program on Teaching Water: Global Perspectives on a Resource in Crisis, (8/7/2013)

Re-Examining Water and Ethnic Conflict in Central Asia through the Water Diplomacy Framework,” Conference on Realizing the Goal of Water for Life: Lessons from Around the World, National Law University of Delhi in India and Lewis & Clark Law School, (5/30/3012)

Why a Human Right to Water and Sanitation,” Human Rights to Water and Sanitation Study Group, Carr Center for Human Rights Policy, Harvard Kennedy School of Government(10/3/2012)

The Human Right(s) to Water and Sanitation,” Human Rights to Water and Sanitation Study Group, Carr Center for Human Rights Policy, Harvard Kennedy School of Government (4/5/2012)

Exploring the Relationship between the Human Rights to Water and Sanitation and the Millennium Development Goals” (with Tufts Professor Daniele Lantagne), Human Rights to Water and Sanitation Study Group, Carr Center for Human Rights Policy, Harvard Kennedy School of Government (10/18/2011)

Interviews and Media Coverage

Work featured in B. Palmer, “Is Water a Human Right?” onEarth (3/10/2016).

Channel 5 Cityline, Boston TV interview on the Flint water crisis  (2/14/2016)

Interviewed in C.E. Ramirez, “Detroit urged to tie water bills to income,” The Detroit News (9/2/2015).

Interviewed in R. Hackman, “What Happens When Detroit Shuts Off the Water of 100,000 People,” The Atlantic Monthly (7/17/2014).

Work featured in the book On the Right Track: Good Practices in Realising the Rights to Water and Sanitation (p.164, 2011) by C. de Albuquerque, the U.N. Special Rapporteur on the Human Right to Safe Drinking Water and Sanitation.

Interviewed in A. Powell, “Fewer drops to drink: Harvard experts work to solve world’s growing water problems.Harvard Gazette (10/26/2011).

Interview with WaterCube.tv at World Water Week in Stockholm, Sweden (2011)

Al Arabiya TV program –  Empower Peace Women2Women Conference for young women leaders (2011):  http://www.alarabiya.net/articles/2011/11/04/175402.html

Interviewed by News Channel 5 for story “Company Claimed It Could Save Homes From Foreclosure” (2/9/2009)

Interviewed by News Channel 5 for story “Homeowners Unknowingly Sign Away Property” (3/26/2008)

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Moderated Talks

Human Rights to Water & Sanitation Study Group,  Carr Center for Human Rights Policy, Harvard Kennedy School of Government

A drop in a bucket: the search for solutions to water & sanitation problems. Lessons and questions from Kenya and India” by journalist Sam Loewenberg (11/14/2014)

Sanitation in Brazil: Can courts play a role in fostering access to sewage treatment systems in poor communities?” by Rio de Janeiro State University Professor Ana Paula de Barcellos

Lessons in Safe Drinking from Northern Ghana” by MIT Senior Lecturer Susan Murcott (10/15/2012)

Alternatives to Privatization: Public Options for Essential Services in the Global South” by  Queen’s University Professor David McDonald (9/20/2012)

From global groundwater depletion to the sustainable use of groundwater systems” by McGill Professor Tom Gleeson (9/13/2012)

The Ethics of Evapotranspiration” by MIT Professor Jim Wescoat  (3/20/2012)

Balancing Human & Environmental Needs for Water: The Hydromorphology of Human-Hydrologic Interactions” by Tufts Professor Richard Vogel (4/17/2012)

“Beyond ‘Rights’ and ‘Development’ for tackling the sanitation challenge: Lessons from Gujarat, India” by MIT Professor Balakrishnan Rajagopal (2/28/2012)

Water Rights that Help and Those that Don’t” by Harvard Professor John Briscoe  (2/2/2012)

Towards Universal Water and Sanitation Access: The Experience of Sao Paulo, Brazil” by Julia Tierney (9/27/2011)

Revisiting the Human Right to Water in Bolivia” by Dr. Patricia Jones of the UUSC (9/13/2011)

The Immigration Debate” by Boston College Professor Daniel Kanstroom (11/13/2012)