While water as a resource has been separated from the social institutions that govern it, and the cultural practices that maintain it, hydrosocial studies re-knit water and its users. Hydrosociality  identifies water resources and infrastructure as in a dialectical relationship with social and cultural practices (Boelens 2016, Perramond 2016).
The Center for Hydrosocial Studies is a water research archive. Working at the intersection of introspection, intervention, intuition and imagination, we investigate the symbolic nature of historical and contemporary practices for the measurement, collection, distribution, conservation, and use of water.



The Center is currently investigating the following topics:


Acequias

“America the Beautiful” (song)

Aqueducts

Aquifers

Aridity

Beavers

Biospheres

Black Sunday

Borders

The Bureau of Reclamation

Canals

Canyons

Carbon dioxide

Centralization

Change

Chile

China

Chlorine

Circulation

Clouds

Cloudseeding

Colonial rule (also imperialism)

Compuertas

Conservation

Constructivism

Cosmology

Culture

Dams (ancient, historic, and modern)

Desaugües

Development

Dew

Diagrams

Discourse

Distillation

Ditches

Dowsing

Dry ice

Drought

Dust Bowl

Economic good

Ecosystems

Efficiency

Egypt
Elites

Engagement

Erosion

Evaporation

Faucets

Fecundity

Fish

Flood Control

Flows

Fountain of Youth

The Ganges

Governance

Gravity

Greeks

Groundwater

Hegemony

History

Humans

Hybrid entities

Heterocentricity

Hydroelectric power

Hydrogen

Hydropolitics

Idealism

Ideas

Imperial water

India

Indus basin

Integrated water resources management

Intelligent design

International Hydrological Decade

Irrigation systems (indigenous,colonial, community based, state power, traditional)

Islands

James Bay

Laundry

Levees

Living standards

Management

Manholes

Manipulation

Mayordomos

Measurement

Mediation
Mineral waters

Mississippi River

Modernity

Modern water

Mythology

National Resources board

Neoliberalism

Neutral stuff

New Deal era

Northern temperate bias

Nuclear energy

Oxygen

Palestine

Pastures

Pipes

Plato

Pliny the Elder

Political ecology

Politics

Pollution

Pool desegregation

Pools

Population

Post-colonialism

Posters

Poverty

Power

Presa

Privatization  

Production

Proliferation  

Properties

Pumps

Purification

Qanats

Quebec

Rainfall

Reality

Reglas

Reservoirs

Rhetoric

Rivers

Rio Brazos