Plumbing Poverty On the Road


APCG in Reno, Nevada

Founded in 1935, the Association of Pacific Coast Geographers (APCG) is one of the oldest regional organizations in the discipline. Shiloh Deitz presents the first paper of her PhD dissertation research at the APCG Annual Conference, to be held in the high desert city of Reno, Nevada.

Dates: October 25-27, 2018

University of Victoria

Katie Meehan travels to Victoria, BC, Canada to present plumbing poverty research at the University of Victoria's Department of Geography.

Date: November 2, 2018 at 2:30pm in room DTB B215, David Turpin Building, UVic campus. Information here.



University of Arizona

Who and where are the plumbing poor in America? On September 28, Katie Meehan returns to Tucson, Arizona to deliver a presentation about water infrastructure, race, and geographic inequality at the UA's School of Geography and Development. Go Wildcats! The SGD Friday Colloquia meet from 3:30 to 4:45 in ENR2 Building, Room S107, on the University of Arizona campus. Details here.

Date: September 28, 2018



AAG in New Orleans, Louisiana

Household water insecurity is a recognized problem for sustainable and equitable human development. Previous research has identified key sociodemographic variables that explain poor infrastructure access for households, yet existing metrics lack a systematic consideration of geographic inequality and spatial variation. In this poster presentation at the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Geographers (AAG), Shiloh Deitz identifies geographic hot spots of plumbing poverty and reveals its racial and spatial character.

Date: April 13, 2018

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Temple University

How do we (re)plumb cities for 21st century social and environmental challenges? In this public talk, Katie Meehan presents insights from five years of ethnographic research on household water insecurity in Mexico City. In the crucible of dysfunctional public services, Mexico City residents have forged new kinds of spatial and infrastructural relations between households, water, and the city. Sponsored by TU's College of Liberal Arts and the Department of Geography & Urban Studies, this talk is part of the annual Benjamin H. Kohl Social Justice Lecture, named in honor of Professor Ben Kohl.

Date: November 3, 2017