Cydney was awarded the 2024 J. Peter Brosius Integrative Conservation Research Award for their article, “At the extremes: Assessing interrelations among the impacts of and responses to extreme hydroclimatic events in Ceará, Northeast Brazil.” Cydney collaborated with Don, Nicolly Santos Leite, and Eduardo Sávio Martins (FUNCEME) on the article, which examines outcomes of and responses to extreme rainfall and flooding in 2023 in the semi-arid region of Ceará, Brazil and their relationships to adaptation measures to severe drought from 2012 to 2018 and prolonged drought impacts in the region. The article was recently published in Journal of Hydrology. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhydrol.2024.130850
Cydney was awarded the 2024 Graduate School Engaged Scholarship Award awarded by the Graduate School at UGA for their project “Community-Based Theatre Workshops to Address Socioenvironmental Problems and Create Solutions.” Cydney developed the initiative in collaboration with Ivaneide do Carmo Ferreira, an employee of the Municipal Secretariat of Education, Science, Technology, and Innovation of Quixeramobim, Ceará (SECTI), in order to promote creative ways to collectively think through local water-related issues in Quixeramobim and create possible solutions to these challenges. Students from three rural elementary schools, three urban elementary schools, the adult education program, and the adult literacy program of Quixeramobim participated in community-based theatre workshops, during which they explored their everyday relations with water.
HECLab postdoc Katie Foster was recently awarded the Excellence in Research Award by the Graduate School at the University of Georgia for her dissertation research on Indigenous land rights and mining conflicts in Peru. The award comes with a $1000 prize, and she will be recognized along with other honorees at the Graduate School Honors Luncheon this April.
Prof. Katiane Silva and Prof. Monique Medeiros from the Federal University of Pará (UFPA) will join us during Spring 2025. Monique will be hosted by the Department of International Affairs and Katiane will be hosted by the HECLab. Katiane will be working on her most recent research activities exploring the socio-environmental conflicts that arise through demarcation of indigenous lands in Brazil. Their visit will continue our ongoing collaboration activities with the Instituto Amazônico de Agriculturas Familiares at UFPA.
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