World Social Sciences Forum 2018 (WSSF2018)

25 to 28 September 2018, Fukuoka, Japan

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IAI-CROP session on Poverty, water and sustainable development under global change (OP3-03 Session)

The IAI and CROP invite authors to submit a paper abstract for presentation at the session OP3-03 of the World Social Sciences Forum 2018 (WSSF 2018) on “Poverty, water and sustainable development in global change: exploring the nexus from a sustainability science and human security perspective” jointly chaired by Elma Montana (Inter-American Institute for Global Change Research, IAI / Uruguay) and Alberto Cimadamore (Comparative Research in Poverty, CROP / Norway) (See:

Papers should aim to highlight the complex interrelationships between water and the search for a good life in times of global change, within the framework of the new agenda for sustainable development. They should contribute to research on the links between water and poverty from a thematic and methodological approach. The thematic focus must improve knowledge about poverty production processes resulting from the combination of ecological (climatic, hydrological, ecosystemic) and human (social, political, institutional, and cultural) factors.

Furthermore, contributions will explicitly present the theoretical/methodological frameworks and practices that enabled the production of such complex knowledge, including lessons learned from successful or failed interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary experiences. Selected presenters should be willing to work on their paper with a view to publication after the session. High quality papers not selected for presentation at the session might also be included in the publication.

Submission must be made through the WSSF 2018 page at

Call for papers closes 17 March 2018

For more information, please contact Elma Montana at