Water and Culture

 Emerging Trends, Sustainable Futures? bookcoverIrene Klaver, associate professor of philosophy and religion studies and founding director of the Philosophy of Water Project at UNT, is one of the co-editors of a new book examining the complex role of water in sustaining cultural diversity and diverse environments.

Water, Cultural Diversity and Global Environmental Change: Emerging Trends, Sustainable Futures? (Springer) was produced as part of a water and cultural diversity project of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization.

Klaver, who has organized international conferences bringing together water researchers in the sciences, arts and humanities, is a member of UNESCO’s Water and Cultural Diversity expert advisory group and regularly teaches courses for UNESCO, most recently in Yazd, Iran. She presented the book at the World Water Forum in Marseille, France, in March.