You are welcome to attend the lecture "An interdisciplinary approach towards seawater desalination for human consumption in the Atacama desert, Chile" by Associate Professor Maria Christina Fragkou, University of Chile · Departamento de Geografía, visit within the framework of the Erasmus+ programme, Action KA107 International Credit Mobility.
The Lecture will be delivered on Wednesday, 21st of June 2023 at 18:00, Hall Κ2.Α1 and online via zoom (see below).
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Meeting ID: 941 3484 4497
Maria Christina Fragkou, Associate Professor, University of Chile · Departamento de Geografía
Maria Cristina Fragkou is an associate professor at the Department of Geography at the Universidad de Chile. She studied Chemistry at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, holds an MSC in Environmental Technology from Imperial College London, and a PhD in Environmental Sciences at the Autonomous University of Barcelona (ICTA - UAB).
For the last 10 years she has been researching the water crisis in Chile, and in particular its impact on drinking water for human consumption. She has investigated how state policies, legal frameworks, and hydraulic infrastructure and technologies contribute to the social and political construction of water scarcity, trasforming her into a national expert on desalinatesd water for human consumption. She is interested in the impact of these policies on the daily lives of the most vulnerable groups, particularly women and rural populations. Her research is motivated by socio-environmental justice and draws on methods and theories from political ecology, environmental geography and environmental science.