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 (NYU 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 mobilization in Canada.
Dr. Schmidt’s work focuses on governance, ethics, and relationships among humans, non-humans, and water. His work 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 work on issues of justice and First Nations water rights have been tabled and debated in the Alberta legislature.
Contributions to Humans & Nature:
- An Ethic of Compassionate Retreat
From Minding Nature’s August 2010, Volume 3, Number 2 issue.
- Video: "Conversations Around the Green Fire: Jeremy Schmidt"
A Conversation on an American Water Ethic, with Jeremy Schmidt and Curt Meine.
- THE ANTHROPO.SCENE: Making up the 'world' with what we have on hand
Jeremy Schmidt's personal blog.