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Dr Christopher Schulz

The Value Base of Water Governance in the Upper Paraguay River Basin, Mato Grosso, Brazil

Project Dates: 1 September 2013 - 31 August 2017
Viva Date:29 June 2017
Dr Christopher Schulz

Dr Christopher Schulz was a Hydro Nation Scholar and PhD researcher (Geography) at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC), Edinburgh, and the James Hutton Institute, Aberdeen. His research aimed at identifying multiple dimensions of (water) values and their connections with water governance in Brazil’s Upper Paraguay River Basin, including the Pantanal wetland. His qualitative and quantitative empirical research engaged a wide variety of stakeholders from the local water sector, as well as a large number of members of the general public
and has been published in several leading journals. Besides his PhD in Geography, he holds an MSc (distinction) in Environment and Development from the University of Edinburgh, as well as a BA in Politics and Public Administration from the University of Konstanz. After defending his PhD
thesis, Dr Christopher Schulz conducted a pilot study on social, economic, and cultural values of tropical peatlands in the Peruvian Amazon with an interdisciplinary team of researchers at the School of Geography and Sustainable Development, University of St Andrews and the Peruvian Amazon Research Institute (IIAP), Iquitos, Peru. He is now working in a research project on the legacy and impacts of the World Commission on Dams at the Department of Geography, University of Cambridge.

To view recent knowledge exchange outputs, please click on the relevant links below:

  • The Paradox of Water Abundance in Mato Grosso, Brazil (Journal Article)
  • Value Landscapes and their impact on public water policy preferences (Journal article)

To view Christopher's knowledge exchange outputs during his study period, please click on the relevant links below:

  • The Value Base of Water Governance in the Upper Paraguay River Basin, Mato Grosso, Brazil (Thesis)
  • Exploring Water Values and Water Governance in the Upper Paraguay River Basin, Mato Grosso, Brazil (Presentation)
  • Water Values, Water Governance, and Public Opinion on the Paraguay-Paraná Waterway, Mato Grosso, Brazil (Abstract)
  • Applying a 'Value Landscapes Approach' to Conflicts in Water Governance: The Case of the Paraguay-Paraná Waterway (Journal Paper)
  • Values and Water Governance in the Upper Paraguay River Basin, Mato Grosso (Abstract)
  • Values and water governance in the upper Paraguay River Basin, Mato Grosso, Brazil (Poster)
  • Propspects for Payments for Ecosystem Services in the Brazilian Pantanal: A Scenario Analysis (Journal Article)
  • A Multi-Stakeholder Perspective on the Value of Water in the Brazilian Cuiabá River Basin and in the Pantanal to Inform Water Governance Across Brazil and Scotland (Poster)
  • Comparing Stakeholders' Perceptions of Water Values in Mato Grosso, Brazil: The Link to Water Governance (Abstract) and (Poster)
  • "Enjoy the Beaches" Perceptions and Reality of Social Science Research (Blog Entry)
  • Doing Research on the World's Biggest Freshwater Wetland: The Brazilian Pantanal (Blog Entry)
  • Water Values and Water Governance in the Cuiaba River Basin and in the Pantanal, Brazil: Connecting Theory and Expoloratory Fieldwork (Abstract) and (Presentation)
  • The Value Base of Water Governance: A Multi-Disciplinary Perspective (Abstract)
  • Applying a 'Value Landscapes Approach' to Conflicts in Water Governance: The Case of the Paraguay-Paraná Waterway (Journal Article)

Knowledge Exchange Outputs