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Lunch seminar Friday 28 August: Gunilla Öberg

Welcome to a CEC lunch seminar with Gunilla Öberg, Professor at the Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability (IRES) at the University of British Columbia (UBC), Vancouver, Canada. She will give a talk about the problem of sewage management - why it is "wicked", and why it is problematic to handle it as if it were tame.
Gunilla Öberg. Photo: UBC
Gunilla Öberg. Photo: UBC

Time: Friday 28 August,12:00 to 13:00
Location: CEC lunch room, Ecology building, Sölvegatan 37 (3rd floor)

The seminar is open to everyone. You are welcome to bring your food and eat during the seminar, but heat your food before 12!

About the seminar

Regulations to manage land application of sewage sludge are fraught with difficulties, often containing contradictory components and detailing complex, expensive and unwieldy administration arrangements that are not just inefficient but also ineffective. Even so, it is first and foremost framed as a technical problem. She forwards that this policy failure results from approaching the problem as if it were a ‘tame’ one, even though it represents a classic ‘wicked problem’, entailing unequal distribution of risks and benefits. She will describe in what way the problem of sewage management is wicked, and discuss why it is problematic to handle it as if it were tame.

About Gunilla Öberg

Before arriving at UBC, Gunilla was the founding director of the Centre for Climate Science and Policy Research at Linköping University, Sweden. She works in a number of seemingly disparate research fields, taking pleasure in creating collaborative teams consisting of unorthodox combinations of expertise. She is also a dedicated teacher and supervisor who publish with scholars in the educational field.

Find more information about Gunilla here (open personal webpage UBC)

 

 

 

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