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Santa Cruz, California 95064

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Professor of Sociology Specialising In International Development
University of California , Santa Cruz

Professor and Department Chair of Sociology
University of California , Santa Cruz

Associate Professor of Sociology
University of California , Santa Cruz

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Ph.D.

Edinburgh University

B.Sc.
Civil Engineering
Polytechnic

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Ben Crow is a Professor of Sociology specialising in international development at the University of California Santa Cruz. He is the author of books including Markets, Class and Social Change, Sharing the Ganges, The Third World Atlas, The Food Question and The Atlas of Global Inequalities. He started the online UC Atlas of Global Inequality built by a group of students, faculty, and staff.
His main research is currently on gender and the social dynamics of access to water in the global South. He taught at Stanford University, UC Berkeley, and the Open University (UK) before joining UC Santa Cruz. He was a political activist in East Pakistan/Bangladesh, a journalist in London and an engineer in Kenya, Tanzania and Botswana before he became an academic. He has a B.Sc. in Civil Engineering from the Polytechnic of Central London and a Ph.D. from Edinburgh University.


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"Water Wars" Unlikely, But Failure of Cities Could Cause Conflict: Interview with Ben Crow August 26, 2013 by Andrea Ó Súilleabháin

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Because of a broadening of actors involved in water security, and decreases in irrigation demand in some areas, so-called 'water wars' will likely be avoided, though the failure of governments to provide basic municipal services in cities could be a source of conflict, said Ben Crow, professor and department chair of sociology at the University of California, Santa Cruz.
"It's quite possible that the failure of governments to provide access to water and sanitation, and, more broadly, to the rights of city living, could be a cause of instability and lack of government legitimacy," he said.
Water use and access is shifting, Mr. Crow said; for instance, some countries now need more water for hydroelectric power, and less for irrigation. And climate change is proving to be a wild card in predicting problems. "Climate change is certainly melting glaciers in the Himalayas," he said.
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Mr. Crow favors a multitrack and multilateral diplomacy framework for international river negotiations and management, and though countries like India tend to negotiate bilaterally, he said, "I think in an age of new media, and in an age of growing democratic representation, it's possible that the aims of multilateralism can be achieved even when governments want to negotiate only two at a time."
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Andrea Ó Súilleabháin: I'm here today with Ben Crow, professor and department chair of sociology at the University of California, Santa Cruz. He specializes in development and global inequalities. Ben has written extensively on water security, including international river management in South Asia and water access in Kenya's urban settlements. Ben, thank you for speaking with me today on the Global Observatory.
According to some experts, disputes over water are set to become the defining crisis of the 21st century, from the islands of the Asia-Pacific to the urban centers of Africa. In your view, will access to water be a dominant source of conflict in the decades to come?
Ben Crow: Well, I think there are two different questions here. Frequently, people have talked about water wars over international rivers.
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AOS: Ben, thank you for sharing your insights with us today.


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Even if the machines are technologically sound, they are far from a guaranteed fix to two of the world's most challenging development questions, said Ben Crow, an associate professor of sociology at the University of California, Santa Cruz, who started his career as a civil engineer and now focuses largely on development issues in southern Asia and Africa.

Crow said there must be some kind of regional infrastructure in place to make a project like Kamen's successful.For the last 150 years, people have been developing various "black box" solutions to the world's water issues."None of them really work because the issue is a social issue.It's not a technical issue," he said.
The solution must come from joining the rich and the poor politically and using that connection to generate money to build the infrastructure that people need, he said.In Bangladesh, however, Crow said Kamen's approach may work because he's paired up with the right people.
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The program was started in collaboration with Grameen Bank, which Crow said has been hugely successful in connecting with millions of poor people and in helping them politically and economically.
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Crow said it's possible that Kamen's project "magics away all of the sort of social prerequisites," by creating a "lightweight infrastructure" that can be maintained and used locally.


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Ben Crow is a Professor of Sociology specialising in international development at the University of California Santa Cruz. He is the author of books including Markets, Class and Social Change, Sharing the Ganges, The Third World Atlas, The Food Question and The Atlas of Global Inequalities. He started the online UC Atlas of Global Inequality built by a group of students, faculty, and staff.
His main research is currently on gender and the social dynamics of access to water in the global South. He taught at Stanford University, UC Berkeley, and the Open University (UK) before joining UC Santa Cruz. He was a political activist in East Pakistan / Bangladesh, a journalist in London and an engineer in Kenya, Tanzania and Botswana before he became an academic. He has a B.Sc. in Civil Engineering from the Polytechnic of Central London and a Ph.D. from Edinburgh University.


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