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Recent talks

Raul Pacheco-Vega (2013) “Transnational environmental activism in North America: What is the role of ENGOs in effecting policy change?” International Workshop: Transnational public participation and social movement activism. CESNOVA (Centre for Sociological Studies) of the Universidade Nova de Lisboa and CIES (Centre for Research and Studies in Sociology) of the University Institute of Lisbon. Lisbon, Portugal, November 14th and 15th, 2013

Raul Pacheco-Vega & Obdulia Vega-Lopez (2013) “Descentralización y gobernanza de residuos en México: Tres casos de estudio” (Decentralization and waste governance in Mexico: Three case studies”) XVIII Congreso del CLAD 2013, Montevideo, Uruguay, October 30th-Nov 2, 2013

Raul Pacheco-Vega (2013) “Transnational Private Environmental Regulation in North America: Just How Much Power do Private Actors Have?” International Conference: The Ways and Means of Transnational Private Regulation. University College Dublin (UCD), Dublin, Ireland, October 11-12 2013.

Alberto Hernández Alba & Raul Pacheco-Vega (2013) “Analizando divergencias en la percepción de conflictos urbanos por el agua: El caso de la presa El Zapotillo” VIII Congreso Internacional de la Red de Investigadores en Gobiernos Locales Mexicanos (IGLOM) Los municipios mexicanos hoy: ¿autonomía o centralización? CUCEA, Universidad de Guadalajara, September 25-27, 2013.

Raul Pacheco-Vega & Alejandro Ramírez (2013) “Estudiando los traslapes jurisdiccionales entre federación, estado y municipio en materia de agua y saneamiento mediante el análisis de gramática institucional” VIII Congreso Internacional de la Red de Investigadores en Gobiernos Locales Mexicanos (IGLOM) Los municipios mexicanos hoy: ¿autonomía o centralización? CUCEA, Universidad de Guadalajara, September 25-27, 2013.

Luis Alejandro Esparza Cruz & Raul Pacheco-Vega (2013) “Factores de competencia y reestructuración urbana e industrial: Los distritos industriales del calzado en el municipio de León y la zona metropolitana de Guadalajara” VIII Congreso Internacional de la Red de Investigadores en Gobiernos Locales Mexicanos (IGLOM) Los municipios mexicanos hoy: ¿autonomía o centralización? CUCEA, Universidad de Guadalajara, September 25-27, 2013.

Pacheco-Vega, Raul (2013) “Análisis de políticas públicas de cambio climático en México: Entre política y gobernanza” Congreso Humanista “Cambio Climático y Medio Ambiente”
Konrad Adenauer Stiftung/Secretaria Nacional de Formación Ejecutiva y Capacitación, Comité Ejecutivo Nacional del PAN. September 18th, 2013. México City.

Raul Pacheco-Vega (2013) “Los conflictos intratables por el agua en México: Aproximaciones teóricas y acercamientos metodológicos” (Intractable water conflict in Mexico: Theoretical frameworks and methodological approaches) Presented at the International Workshop “Las dimensiones políticas de los recursos hídricos: miradas cruzadas para politizar el debate” (Political dimensions of water resources: A cross examination to politicize the debate”. Organized by CIESAS Sureste. San Cristóbal de Las Casas, Chiapas. September 3-5, 2013.

Raul Pacheco-Vega (2013) “Los conflictos intratables por el agua en México: Un recorte analítico desde la ciencia política” (Intractable water conflicts in Mexico: An analytical framework as seen from the political science literature”) Presented at the First International Congress of the Mexican Association of Political Science (Congreso Internacional de la AMECIP). Organized by Universidad de Guanajuato, Instituto Estatal Electoral del Estado de Guanajuato and the Asociación Mexicana de Ciencia Política. Guanajuato, Gto. August 26-28, 2013.

Pacheco-Vega, Raul (2013) “Assessing the emergence of a North American environmental regime: Comparing environmental policy styles in Canada, the US and Mexico” North American Council for Legal Education (NACLE)/McGill University/Commission for Environmental Cooperation of North America (CEC) Joint Workshop On Sustainable Development, The Submissions Process And Cross-Boundary Energy Issues. June 14th, 2013. Montreal, QC, Canada.

Raul Pacheco-Vega (2013) “Neoinstitutionalism, IAD and polycentric governance of the commons: Towards a research agenda on water governance in Mexico” Presented at the International Association for the Study of the Commons (IASC) Kitafuji, Japan, June 2-7, 2013

Raul Pacheco-Vega (2013) “Understanding the dynamics of institutional erosion in wastewater governance processes through a case study of the Lerma-Chapala river basin council in Mexico.” Presented at the International Association for the Study of the Commons (IASC) Kitafuji, Japan, June 2-7, 2013

Pacheco-Vega, Raul (2013) “Polycentric water governance in Mexico: Beyond the governing-by-river-basin-council model” Seminario Interno de Investigación CIDE Región Centro (Internal Research Seminar, CIDE Region Centro). Aguascalientes, Ags. May 27th, 2013.

Pacheco-Vega, Raul (2012) “Una perspectiva comparada de la gobernanza de aguas transfronterizas: Lecciones para México desde las Américas” (“Transboundary water governance in comparative perspective: Lessons for Mexico from the Americas”) Seminario Cuencas y Ciudades: Tercer Seminario Nacional de la Red Tematica del Agua de CONACyT (UAM Rectoria, Mexico DF, December 7th and 8th, 2012)

Pacheco-Vega, Raul (2012) “Gobernanza del agua en México, desarrollo local con equidad y transformación del territorio: Un análisis desde la teoría de gobernanza policéntrica” II Bienal Territorios en Movimiento, Universidad de Guanajuato (León, Guanajuato. Mexico. November 21-23, 2012).

Pacheco-Vega, Raul (2012) “El legado de Elinor Ostrom en materia de gobernanza del agua: Hacia una agenda de investigación en México” (Elinor Ostrom’s legacy on water governance: Towards a research agenda in Mexico”. Seminario “El legado de Elinor Ostrom en gestión de recursos comunes en México” Comision Nacional para el Uso y Manejo de la Biodiversidad (CONABIO)/Instituto de Investigaciones Sociales de la UNAM (IIS-UNAM). (México, DF. November 7th, 2012).

Pacheco-Vega, Raul (2012) “Analyzing socio-political dynamics of conflict and cooperation between waste pickers and municipal governments in Mexico: Two case studies in Aguascalientes (Aguascalientes) and León (Guanajuato)” Paper presented at the Seminario Permanente de Investigacion Sobre Politica Ambiental (CIDE Region Centro, Aguascalientes, Ags. October 26th, 2012)

Pacheco-Vega, Raul (2012) “Shifting Paradigms in Water Governance: Questioning the Validity of River Basin Councils as an Integrated Water Resources Management StrategyCanadian Association of Geographers (CAG) 2012 (May 28th – June 2nd, 2012. Waterloo, ON, Canada)

Pacheco-Vega, Raul (2012) “Conceptualising the Water-energy Nexus: What is the State of the Literature in Canada?Canadian Association of Geographers (CAG) 2012 (May 28th – June 2nd, 2012. Waterloo, ON, Canada)

Pacheco-Vega, Raul (2012) “Geographies of Urban Waste Production in Latin America: Scale, Space and Policy Compared Through the Cases of Mexico, Brazil and ArgentinaCanadian Association of Geographers (CAG) 2012 (May 28th – June 2nd, 2012. Waterloo, ON, Canada)

Pacheco-Vega, Raul and Zerriffi, Hisham (2012) “Studying Vulnerability to Simultaneous Water and Energy Poverty: An Exploratory Discussion of Policy Implications for International DevelopmentCanadian Association of Studies of International Development (CASID) 2012 (May 29th-31st, 2012, Waterloo, ON, Canada)

Pacheco-Vega, Raul (2012) “Governing Wastewater: A Cross-Regional Analysis Within the Lerma-Chapala River Basin in MexicoCanadian Association of Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CALACS) 2012 (May 18th-20th, 2012. Kelowna, BC, Canada)

Pacheco-Vega, Raul (2012) “Cartoneros, Pepenadores and Cateadores: Comparing the Political and Social Dynamics of Waste Picking in Mexico, Brazil and ArgentinaCanadian Association of Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CALACS) 2012 (May 18th-20th, 2012. Kelowna, BC, Canada)

Keynote Speaker, Green Party of British Columbia, Annual General Meeting. May 26th, 2012. Social Media and Public Policy Making: Exploring the Possibilities.

Panel discussion with Eric M. Johnson (UBC): Making Contact: Using Social Media for Science Communication. Invited panelist. May 15th, 2012. Science Online Vancouver, Science World. Vancouver, BC, Canada.

Panel discussion with Kemp Edmonds (HootSuite), Dr. Erica Frank (School of Population and Environmental Health), Dr. John . Applying Social Media to Higher Education. Faculty of Education, April 24th, 2012.

Invited Speaker, “Dispelling Myths on Water Governance”. UBC Political Science Students Association. February 29th, 2012

Pacheco-Vega, Raul (2011) The promises and pitfalls of lesson drawing in water governance research: What can we learn about watershed management from river basin councils and organizations in Mexico. Presented at the 2011 meeting of the Canadian Association of Geographers, Calgary, AB, Canada, May 30th-June 2nd, 2011.

Pacheco-Vega, Raul (2011) The politics of garbage in Mexico: Challenges and opportunities. Presented at Waste – The Social Context. People, Persuasions and Payoffs. Edmonton, AB, Canada. May 2nd and 3rd, 2011.

Pacheco-Vega, Raul (2011) The social context of wastewater governance: A case study in the Lerma-Chapala river basin, Mexico. Presented at Waste – The Social Context. People, Persuasions and Payoffs. Edmonton, AB, Canada. May 2nd and 3rd, 2011.

w. Hisham Zerriffi (2011) The faces of Janus: Scrutinizing modern conceptualizations of water poverty and energy poverty. Presented at the 2011 Meeting of the American Association of Geographers, Seattle, WA, USA. April 13, 2011.

Pacheco-Vega, Raul (2011) The urban geography of wastewater in Mexico: A comparative analysis within the Lerma-Chapala river basin Presented at the Western Division of the Canadian Association of Geographers Conference, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada. March 13th, 2011

Pacheco-Vega, Raul (2011) Understanding industrial and urban restructuring trajectories using firm demographics as a methodological tool: A case study of the Mexican leather and footwear clusters. Presented at the Western Division of the Canadian Association of Geographers Conference, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada. March 13th, 2011

Pacheco-Vega, Raul (2010) “Are river basin councils the right model of water and wastewater governance in Mexico? Lessons from a case study in the Lerma-Chapala watershed” Invited seminar, Department of Political Science, University of Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. October 28th, 2010.

Pacheco-Vega, Raul (2010) “Modeling the behaviour of participants in social networking sites: Insights from transnational environmental movements” Invited talk, Social Media Camp, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. October 3rd, 2010.

Below you will find some of my recent presentations.

Pacheco-Vega, Raul (2009) “New tools for old problems: Water footprint, water stress and virtual water (Canada and worldwide)” Keynote Address. “The Global Water Crisis” organized by WaterDrop. Trinity Western University, Langley, BC. March 21st, 2009.

Pacheco-Vega, Raul (2009) “Social Media in Sustainability and Public Policy” Guest Speaker at Net Tuesday, March 24th, 2009.

Pacheco-Vega, Raul (2009) “Using Social Media Strategies to Increase Environmental AwarenessMooseCamp at Northern Voice ‘09, Vancouver, B.C., Canada; February 25th, 2009.

Pacheco-Vega, Raul (2008) “Strengthening effective wastewater governance in Mexico: Is there a role for river basin councils?Annual Meeting of the Environmental Studies Association; Vancouver, B.C., Canada; June 1-5, 2008.