PhD candidate Andrea Haefner’s latest journal article appears in latest edition of Pacific Geographies. In the first decade of the twenty-first century Non-Traditional Security (NTS) challenges are of rising importance due to their increasing impact on daily life and broader national interests. This paper focuses on the Mekong Region as an important subregion due to its significance for more than 70 million people living directly on the river banks and its importance for the economic development of the six riparian countries. This paper investigates NTS challenges in the Mekong Subregion with a focus on environmental challenges and argues that NTS are of increasing importance in the region and will increase in the future. Whereas economic growth is crucial for the improvements of the livelihoods on the Mekong River and the overall economic performance of the riparian states, environmental protection cannot be disregarded as doing so would have devastating impact on the subregion and the wider region in the future. To read the full article click here.
17 Partnerships for the Goals
Griffith graduate wins Pharmacy Intern of the Year!
Griffith University extends its warmest congratulations to Bachelor of Pharmacy graduate Georgina Morris who has received The Pharmacy Guild of Australia / MIMS Intern of the Year 2022!
11 Sustainable Cities and Communities
Sedimentation sifted out of pollution priorities
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15 Life on Land
Improving water access in remote and isolated communities
Griffith University contributed to a global review highlighting the effects of racism, social exclusion and discrimination on achieving universal safe water and sanitation in high-income countries and published in The Lancet Global Health. Griffith Cities Research Institute and Coauthor Associate Professor Cara Beal said despite Australia being one of the richest per capita countries in […]
1 No Poverty
Sex, labour, and financial exchange in couchsurfing
Couchsurfing is a growing form of homelessness in many countries including Australia, however, new research suggests it is especially common within the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer community.