Global Institute for Water Security

Graham Strickert is a social-systems scientist specializing in hazards, with an interest in how human behaviours influence the environment around us, especially in light of extreme environmental events. His work has taken him from avalanche hazards that plague the ski industry in New Zealand, to the intricacies of water security in the Saskatchewan River Basin, and many places in-between. He is very interested in bridging the gap that exists between academia and the public, and has been making research relatable to the broader public through innovative means, like forum theatre. He is currently a Research Associate in the Global Institute for Water Security, and will be an Assistant Professor in the School of Environment and Sustainability at the University of Saskatchewan as of June 1st, 2016. He is also an Adjunct Professor with Yukon College. His most recent projects include Facilitating Empathy for Water Security in the Saskatchewan River Basin, Perspectives Performances, Project Blue Thumb, the Delta Stewardship Committee, Human Dimensions of a Thawing Landscape and the Delta Dialogue Network. His most recent peer-reviewed publications include:

Strickert, G.E.H., Bradford, L.E.A. (2015) Of research pings and ping-pong balls: The use of forum theatre for engaged water security research. International Journal of Qualitative Methods 14(5), 1-14

Strickert, G.E., Chun, K.P., Bradford, L., Clark, D., Gober, P., Reed, M., Payton, D. (2015) Unpacking viewpoints on water security: lessons from the South Saskatchewan River BasinWater Policy 18(1), 50-72.

Gober, P., Strickert, G.E., Clark, D., Chun, K.P., Payton, D., Bruce, K. (2014) Divergent perspectives on water security: bridging the policy debateThe Professional Geographer 67(1), 62-71.