Megan Peloso

Megan is a MA student working under the supervision of Dr. Leila Harris at IRES.  She is also a member of the EDGES research collaborative (Environment and Development: Gender, Equity and Sustainability), the Program on Water Governance, and a steering committee member of the student-run initiative IDRN (International Development Research Network).  The focus of her thesis research is on water access and participatory governance in urban Ghana, where she conducted fieldwork in the summer of 2012.  Megan holds a Bachelor of Social Sciences with Honors in International Development and Globalization from the University of Ottawa (2009)

Current Projects:

Gender Implications of Putting a Price on Water (Current): A joint project based out of the National Network on Environment and Women’s Health (NNEWH) at York University (York team led by Dayna Nadine Scott) and IRES-UBC (Leila Harris), funded by SSHRC and WEPGN.

Past Projects:

Water Alternatives Workshop: Special Issue – Informal Space in the Urban Waterscape (Dec 2012): UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education in Delft, Netherlands


Upcoming in Water Alternatives (February 2014): Peloso, M. and C. Morinville.
“The ‘daily chase’ for water in Ashaiman, Ghana: Making space for agency and water users in the urban informal water network”

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. Sustainable Development at Universities: New Horizons. W. Leal Filho. Frankfurt, Peter Lang Publishers: 753-770.

Contact: mmpeloso [at] gmail [dot] com.