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Rutgerd Boelens
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Is Professor, Political Ecology of Water in Latin America, with CEDLA, University of Amsterdam; Professor, Water Governance and Social Justice, at Wageningen University; and Visiting Professor at the Catholic University of Peru and the Central University of Ecuador. He directs Justicia Hídrica (Water Justice Alliance) ( His research focuses on political ecology, water rights, legal pluralism, cultural politics, governmentality, and social mobilization. Among his latest books are Water, Power and Identity: The Cultural Politics of Water in the Andes (Routledge, 2015) and the coedited books Out of the Mainstream: Water Rights, Politics and Identity (Earthscan, 2010), and Water Justice (Cambridge University Press, 2018).