Climate cosmopolitics: Water conflicts and citizenship in the era of climate change in the Peruvian Andes

Lead researcher: Astrid Bredholt Stensrud, University of Oslo

This project explores the intersections of climate change, economy, cosmologies and citizenship in the Peruvian Andes. In Peru global warming is producing observable effects on temperature, precipitation, seasonality, glacier retreat and water supply. Conflicts over water have intensified during the last few years, and social movements not only question economic and environmental policies, but also issues of social exclusion and inclusion, gender equality and citizenship. An important concern will be to investigate the effects of global climate change on local environments, economic life, political organizations, and cultural practices, and explore how people - differentiated by age, gender, and class - cope and respond to changes. The study will be conducted in three localities in the Colca-Majes-Camaná watershed in Arequipa region.


  • Research staff in Norway:
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  • Geographic focus:
  • Project period:
    2013– 2018
  • Funding:
    Research Council of Norway, FRIHUMSAM



Published Nov. 23, 2016 3:14 PM - Last modified Apr. 5, 2019 12:00 PM