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Water • Gender • Equity: Water in the Karakorum

February 4, 2013 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

A lecture by Hermann Kreutzmann (Department of Geography, Free University, Berlin).

Water is a vital issue in Central and South Asia, being both a factor in conflict and dispute. In this lecture Dr. Kreutzmann will present a case study from the Hunza Valley in the Karakoram. He suggests that investigating water use practices can serve as a key to understanding a society’s conflict and cooperation processes. Furthermore, by introducing an holistic approach to irrigation and water management, Dr. Kreutzmann will illustrate the impact of hydraulic resources for survival strategies in the Karakoram.

Hermann Kreutzmann holds the Chair of Cultural Geography and Development
Studies and is director of the Institute of Geography at the Friedrich
Alexander University in Erlangen-Nuernberg, Germany.

Sponsored by the Water Institute, the Center for Women’s Studies and Gender Research, Religion, and the Center for the Study of Hindu Traditions (CHiTra).

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Date:
February 4, 2013
Time:
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Venue

Pugh Hall 120
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