Women Plus Water Lecture Series
Protect our Species
To celebrate Earth Day (April 22), Dr. Cherie Westbrook, Janet Sumner, and Ines Sanchez Rodriquez will discuss why it is important to view ecosystems as a whole and how that relates to water.
Thursday, April 11, 2024
12:30-1:30 pm CST
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- Ines Sanchez Rodriquez
Ph.D. Student, School of Environment and Sustainability, University of Saskatchewan
- Cherie Westbrook
Professor, Department of Geography and Planning, University of Saskatchewan
- Janet Sumner
Executive Director, Wildlands League
Ines Sanchez Rodriquez
Ines is a PhD student at the University of Saskatchewan, Canada, driven to understand the relationship between humans and the hydrological cycle. Her research philosophy is guided by open collaboration. Participatory hydrological modelling has significantly engaged with watershed partners, bridging the gap between science and the public. However, open collaboration requires models that deliberately integrate the basin's knowledge diversity and people agencies. Failure to meet these conditions will marginalize communities during water resource decisions, excluding their valuable knowledge. Open collaboration is also crucial for achieving sustainability, which Ines strives to embody as a woman, researcher, and computer modeller.
Ines has collaborated with meteorological and conservation agencies, contributing to global projects like earth2observe. She is skilled in assessing water ecosystem services and creating natural resource-based climate adaptation solutions. Her experience in the field has inspired her to apply computational hydrological models for ecosystem conservation strategies.
In addition to her studies and research, Ines serves as the chair of the Global Institute for Water Security Students and Young Researchers group (GIWS-SYR). She is an activist for causes like the Climate Reality Project in Saskatoon and Voices for Science of the American Geoscience Union. In her free time, she enjoys biking and exploring new paths. Art movies that challenge conventions inspire her, while mindfulness practices and hero's journey literature fuel her personal growth.
- 12:30 PM - 01:30 PM CST