Aga Khan Professor of Islamic Environmental Design
areas of expertise: architectural design; water systems in south asia and the u.s. from the site to river basin scales; landscape research; geographic theory
James Wescoat has conducted water policy research in the Colorado, Indus, Ganges and Great Lakes basins, including the history of multilateral water agreements. He led a USEPA-funded study of potential climate impacts in the Indus River Basin in Pakistan with the Water and Power Development Authority. More recently, he led an NSF-funded project on Water and Poverty in Colorado.
He is currently conducting comparative research on international water problems. In 2003, he published Water for Life: Water Management and Environmental Policy, with geographer Gilbert F. White (Cambridge University Press); and in 2007 he co-edited Political Economies of Landscape Change: Places of Integrative Power (Springer Publishing) for LAF Landscape Futures Initiative.
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