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Social, Cultural Contexts

Interdisciplinary Collaboration in CePTS Brazil

USF Reclaim students Matthew Verbyla (PhD, Environmental Engineering) and Paola Gonzalez (Fulbright Fellow, Anthropology, Brazil) recently had the opportunity to visit the Sanitation Research and Training Center (CePTS; Centro de Pesquisa e Treinamento em Saneamento), which is a colla
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USF Anthropologists and Engineers Advance Interdisciplinary Research on the Placencia Peninsula, Belize; Expand Community Education, Outreach, and Partnerships

USF anthropologists and engineers recently completed a third season of ethnographic research and an initial season of water quality research on the Placencia Peninsula of Belize – a PIRE project Caribbean research site – investigating perceptions and practices of sustainable water, wa
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Reclaim Is a Business Opportunity

Contributors to blogpost: Christy Prouty, Civil and Environmental Engineering & Eric Koenig,  Anthropology, University of South Florida This week’s blog will showcase yet another wastewater reclamation opportunity—Mr. Luis Garcia’s Ecofriendly Solutions®—demonstrating how, in Beli
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Reclaim Is…Islands, Corals, & Nutrients: A view from Barbados

Blog by Robert Bair. Considered a Highly Developed Country with one of the highest per capita uses of solar water heaters in the world, Barbados is an island where the Barbados Program of Action was agreed upon by small island states in 1994 as a charge for them to develop sustainably
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PIRE in Belize–Meeting with Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre

Take a look at the post Christy Prouty contributed to the Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre’s blog (5 C’s) after a meeting between PIRE associates and 5C’s scientists  this summer. PIRE research in Belize integrates anthropologists and engineers in water and sanitation p
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Transcending “Scale Challenges” of the Water-Energy Nexus

Environmental Research Interdisciplinary Colloquium (ERIC) Wednesday, September 24, 2014 5:00 – 6:00 pm ENC 1002, USF Transcending “Scale Challenges” of the Water-Energy Nexus Dr. E. Christian Wells Professor of Anthropology,USF Abstract: Climate change and population growth ove
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USF Anthropologists Present Tourism Development and Wastewater Management Research at Belize Symposium

July 3, 2014 – San Ignacio, Belize. USF social science researchers recently presented preliminary results of two seasons of ethnographic research on the Placencia Peninsula of Belize – a PIRE project Caribbean research site – in back-to-back papers at the 12th annual Belize Arch
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Education and outreach efforts in Placencia, Belize

For the “scaling-up” season, a group of anthropologists has traveled to Belize during the month of June 2014 (read about last year’s pilot season here). Our team includes Masters students Suzanna Pratt, Eric Koenig and Paola Gonzalez, along with USF-PIRE CO-PI’
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Microbial threats associated with extreme events

Today kicked off the first day of the Water Microbiology Conference at UNC Chapel Hill, and I attended a side event on microbial threats associated with extreme events. Several interesting case studies were presented, including success stories and lessons learned from flooding in Cana
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Twitter Chat: Sustainability Science from a Social Science Perspective

Join us this again this Friday, 1/31/2014 at 1:25PM-2:15PM for another twitter chat (#chatreclaim) on the History of Sustainability Science and Contemporary Discourse. We hope to: 1. Explain how sustainability is a social / cultural construction with different definitions and represen
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