Caitlyn Dye

Grant Type

Dissertation Fieldwork Grant

Institutional Affiliation

Illinois, Chicago, U. of

Grant number

Gr. 9697

Approve Date

October 5, 2018

Project Title

Dye, Caitlyn K., U. of Illinois, Chicago, IL - To aid research on 'New Urban Climate:Water, Security and the State on Cochabamba's Urban Fringe,' supervised by Dr. Molly Doane

CAITLYN K. DYE, then a graduate student at University of Illinois, Chicago, Illinois, was granted funding in October 2018 to aid research on “New Urban Climate:Water, Security and the State on Cochabamba’s Urban Fringe,” supervised by Dr. Molly Doane. Over the course of fieldwork, the grantee found that local communities across a rural-urban nexus seek to access state care while retaining community control over water resources. As state-led efforts to achieve water “security” in a context of climate change and environmental vulnerability rely on large supply-side infrastructure projects, rural and urban communities alike seek to balance competing interests by blending existing private community-based water systems with political claims to water from state projects. While climate change presents novel challenges, state and community-led water management practices alike reflect long-running traditions of water provisioning as simultaneously a vehicle for state formation and assertions of community autonomy.