Lucy Rodina


Research interests:
Water governance, human right to water, South Africa, socio-ecological systems, urban water systems, resilience.

Lyudmila (Lucy) Rodina is a PhD student the Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability (IRES). Lucy did her MA at IRES with Dr. Leila Harris, working on water governance and the human right to water in South Africa. Lucy’s Masters research investigated the lived everyday experiences of residents of informal settlements in Cape Town with water access and policies that realize the human right to water. She has a BA in International Relations from the University of British Columbia (2010)

Before starting her Masters, Lucy was involved in a water development project in Nepal. In 2010, during two volunteer trips, she worked with a local village development committee in Lahachawk, Nepal, in building irrigation canals and shaping strategies for future water development projects. Currently, Lucy is a Steering Committee member of the International Development Research Network at UBC and a member of the EDGES research collaborative. She is also a social media intern for the Water Ethics Network.

Morinville, C., & L. Rodina. (2013). Rethinking the Human Right to Water: Water Access and Dispossession in Botswana’s Central Kalahari Game ReserveGeoforum, 49: 150-159.

Emily Anderson, Kieran M. Findlater, Olivia E. Freeman, Jordan Levine, Cynthia Morinville, Megan Peloso, Lucy Rodina, Gerard Singh, Dawit Tesfamichael, Leila Harris, Hisham Zerriffi (2012). Bridging Disciplinary and Professional Divides to Improve International Development Research at Universities. In W. Leal Filho (Ed). Sustainable Development at Universities: New Horizons. Frankfurt, Peter Lang Publishers: 753-770.

lucy.rodina [at] gmail [dot] com.