Jeremy Schmidt is a Lecturer in Human Geography at Durham University. He is the author of Water: Abundance, Scarcity, and Security in the Age of Humanity (New York University Press, 2017) and the co-editor of Water Ethics: Foundational Readings for Students and Professionals (Island Press, 2010). In 2015, the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada awarded Dr. Schmidt an Impact Award, which is its highest recognition for scholarship and knowledge mobilisation in Canada.
Dr. Schmidt’s work focuses on governance, ethics, and relationships among humans, non-humans, and water. His research has focused on the Canadian province of Alberta and on the role of American water managers internationally. In recent work, Dr. Schmidt has examined issues of ethics in the Anthropocene and is a collaborator on the SSHRC Partnership Grant: Economics in the Anthropocene. In addition to being used in numerous university courses, Dr. Schmidt’s research has also been used to pursue issues of justice and First Nations water rights in Alberta’s provincial legislature.