On Jan. 23, Mauara Hanrahan traveled to Goose Bay, Labrador to present to NunatuKavut Community Council on her ongoing water insecurity study in Black Tickle, a Southern Inuit community that lacks piped water. The project has resulted in one academic article with two others submitted, a book contribution, three international conference presentations, and several reports for NunatuKavut and the Newfoundland and Labrador Drinking Water Project. Through various phases, the research team has consisted of four faculty members, two graduate students and five undergraduate students as well as community partners in Black Tickle. The current phase involves the production of engineer drawings for potential water access solutions.
Maura Hanrahan was recently interviewed by CBC Radio about her research on the Newfoundland Mi’kmaq. An article about the project also appeared in the Gazette, Memorial University’s newspaper: http://issuu.com/memorialunviersity/docs/gazette_dec_17_2014_fa (p. 5).
Dr. Kelly Vodden has published Governing sustainable coastal development: The promise and challenge of collaborative governance in Canadian coastal watersheds in The Canadian Geographer / Le Géographe canadien. The article was released online in October 2014. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/cag.12135/pdf
The final report of the Seeking Innovative Policy And Governance Solutions For Sustainable Drinking Water Systems In Rural And Small Town Newfoundland And Labrador(NL) Project, led by EPI, was released in November 2014. The study examined drinking water system in communities of 1000 or less and focused on four interrelated main themes: source water quality and quantity; drinking water infrastructure and operations; public perception, awareness and demand; and policy and governance. The report has since been highlighted on CBC News and CBC Radio, on VOCM, in Memorial University’s FaceForward Report and in the House of Assembly.
EPI faculty and staff were present at the International Conference on Marine and Freshwater Environments in St. John’s, NL on August 8, as presenters in the special session on “Water Safety and Public Health”.
An article entitled “Exploring Water Insecurity in a Northern Indigenous Community in Canada: The “Never Ending Job” of the Southern Inuit of Black Tickle, Labrador” by EPI member Dr. Maura Hanrahan has been accepted for publication in Arctic Anthropology.
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