March 22, 2018 - International Expert on Water Governance to Speak at UVM

Dr. Lubell's guest lecture is part of the Burack Distinguished Lecture Series at the University of Vermont. Flier courtesy of UVM.

4:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Waterman Memorial Lounge
85 S. Prospect St.
Burlington, VT 05401

Join interested citizens and scholars to learn from Dr. Mark Lubell, an expert in water governance, about what you can do to help manage our water and agriculture resources! Dr. Lubell's lecture, "Cooperation in the Face of Complexity: The Future of Water Governance" will focus on how collective action can help manage our shared natural resources. Dr. Lubell is a professor in the Department of Environmental Science and Policy and Director of the Center for Environmental Policy and Behavior at UC, Davis.

Dr. Lubell is an internationally recognized leader in the scholarship of watershed governance, whose work over decades has shed new insights into the underlying patterns of collective action approaches to managing water and agricultural resources.  He is a professor in the Department of Environmental Science and Policy and director of the Center for Environmental Policy and Behavior at UC, Davis. Between 2008 and 2010 he was a Research Fellow at Institute for Science, Technology & Public Policy, Bush School of Government and Public Service, Texas A&M, and in 2006 he was named a Distinguished University of California, Davis Educator. Dr. Lubell was also nominated and served on the President’s Advisory Council for Behavioral Sciences under the Obama Administration.

Over the course of his career, Dr. Lubell has embodied a mixed methods research approach to study watershed management and governance including the use of social and institutional network analysis, comparative case study analysis, surveys, interviews, field and lab experiments.  He has partnered in building computational models of watershed governance systems, and has worked extensively with stakeholders in California and across the world to evaluate the governance and management frameworks in place to ensure clean water for drinking, irrigation and ecosystem services.  In the process, he has made extensive contributions to the development of theoretical frameworks relating to the governance of common pool resources and collective action problems.

With over 6300 citations, 38 h-index and 67 !10-index publications, his work is both widely cited and highly regarded.  His articles have appeared in such prestigious international journals as Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, PLoS One, Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, American Journal of Political Science, Ecology & Society, Global Environmental Change, and the International Journal of Water Governance.  He has served as PI and Co-PI on numerous NSF and USDA grants studying watershed governance and agricultural management issues.