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COA's Human Ecology Forum to explore water resource management

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BAR HARBOR On Tuesday, Oct. 15, Sisira Withanachchi will talk to College of the Atlantic's Human Ecology Forum about Politics in Scale (Re)Configuration of Water Resources Management in Mongolia: A Critical Ecological Analysis. The discussion will begin at 4:10 p.m. in the McCormick Lecture Hall.

The discussion will revolve around Withanachchi's research on how Mongolia, as a transformative country after the decline of the socialist regime in 1990, has been experiencing rapid institutional changes, political and policy reforms and economic alterations. Water resource management has been one critical theme in politics and policies in Mongolia with respect to climate conditions and socioeconomic impacts. Withanachchi will go into detail about his findings from a two-month field visit on the Orkhon river basin.

Withanachchi is a research fellow in the Department of Organic Food Quality and Food Culture in the University of Kassel, Germany. Currently, he is pursuing his doctoral studies under the supervision of Prof. Dr Angelika Plger on the theme of climate change food security water management nexus. Withanachchi is working as a contributor to the World Water Development Report of the United Nations and as a managing editor the 'Future of Food: Journal on Food, Agriculture and Society.' He has worked as a researcher in the Social Scientists' Association in Sri Lanka.

For more information about the talk, please contact John Visvader at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  or (207) 288-5015.

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