Georgia Kayser:.  

Bio: Georgia Kayser is a Ph.D. candidate at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. She concentrates her studies in the fields of development economics and water resources management. Currently she is working on her doctoral research in Honduras and El Salvador. In Honduras, she is testing the sustainability, health and economic impacts of two drinking water interventions. In El Salvador, she is testing the impacts of a technical assistance model for drinking water committees. Previous work has led Georgia to Belize, Guatemala, Honduras and Mexico on a GEF-funded integrated water resources assessment for the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef Systems Project, India to look at water resources management in agriculture, Ecuador with the Peace Corps, The House of Commons in the UK and the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, DC. Georgia received her MALD from the Fletcher School (2006) and earned a BS from Cornell University (2000) in political science with a concentration in international relations.  

Discussion: 'Politics of Water 

Synopsis: Discuss some of the issues surrounding water governance at the local, national and international levels. Who has access? How are quantity and quality determined?  availability of the resource will be a focus. The discussion will incorporate themes of sustainable development, poverty alleviation and environmental justice