WATER WORLDS OF THE KATHMANDU VALLEY
Since 2012, my research has examined individual and collective experiences of water security in the Kathmandu Valley of Nepal, specifically Lalitpur or Patan. I focus on water flows to build story-map narratives about the everyday ways in which people build security in an uncertain landscape. To examine the lived experiences of environmental change, I draw on feminist political ecology, cultural and humanistic geography, postcolonial theory, and science and technology studies.
I have a blog dedicated to sharing information about water security in the Kathmandu Valley, which includes references to websites, contacts, organizations, databases, and literature relevant to others interested in researching ancient and contemporary water systems in the Kathmandu Valley. The blog also hosts in-depth story maps of household experiences securing water in the Patan area of the Kathmandu Valley. Please click the photos below to open some of these story maps or this link for more story maps.