Policy-oriented Macro-analysis: China's Water & Health Crisis An Essay on the Techno-industrial Puppetry of Oligarchic Dictatorship
My article “China's sustainable Water Management” was selected for publication in the scholarly journal APDR Health and Safety Volume, edited by Dr. Yoshitaka Wada, and published by UBC Press, British Columbia, Canada, this Spring 2016.
This study on the topic of China’s freshwater and health crisis investigates the nexus of China’s political culture, legislative body and judiciary, as it relates to environmental protection, policy coordination and enforcement capacity. This synthesis must be understood within the context of China’s pollution of epic proportion, neoliberal market fundamentalism, the possibility of climate collapse and human extinction. This essay enlightens to the ecological and health implications of unsustainable global consumption patterns on the population in China and on a planetary scale. My research includes observations on China’s ecological traditions, water management in early societies, as well as a spell on the dragon mythos ritual narrative. This analysis unravels the complexity of China’s challenges in regards to the country’s emerging judiciary, and in light of China’s history, political economy, geopolitical reality, state corporatism, globalization, the intensity of the pollution, as well as the urgency required by climate change, biodiversity loss, desertification, and water scarcity. In this essay, understanding the ethical role and responsibility of the World Trade Organization (WTO) as corporate water stewardship within the international trade regulatory system will be examined. In addition, the following water management issues are carefully analyzed: lake eutrophication, groundwater depletion, the NorthSouth water transfer project, the Three Gorges Dam, and transnational hydropolitics. This investigation applies Dr Pitman B. Potter’s theoretical approach ‘Coordinated Compliance’ to the intersection of international trade and environmental protection. I will be incorporating into this macroanalysis policy recommendations inspired from Dr ErnstUlrich Petersmann’s theoretical investigation of international trade law, human rights and ethics.
BÉRANGÈRE MAÏA NATASHA PARIZEAU
My artwork, experimental films, and scholarly reflections emerge from a deep curiosity and fascination with the boundlessness of the human spirit, the limitlessness of the cosmic universe, the mythological, the spiritual, the exploration of my EARTH LIGHT body which emanates from infinity (this is the realm of the MYSTERY, the wildest imagination), as well as a real concern for our beautiful planet MOTHER EARTH. The premise of this heuristic body of work is that the current planetary crises are crises in human consciousness, crises of the humanity group soul/spirit. As an environmental advocate and consciousness activist, my work intends to intentionally participate in redesigning culture, the intentional participation in designing a post-growth ecological culture (this is the creative process of redesigning culture) for an ecologically sustainable and spiritually thriving planetary future. My intention is to shed light on the sacred multidimensional ways in which we potentiate the power of our consciousness. This body of work is a prayer to humanity to align our mind and hearts, to raise the power of our hearts, to develop methods and technologies to go inward towards the complexities and awareness of our individual connection to Source We are the Rainbow Warriors. If the world is indeed participatory, we manifest/dream this world into existence. Indeed, dear friends... a colourful future is ours to create!