Central American integration through infrastructure development

A case study of Costa Rican hydropower

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DENIELLE M. PERRY is a Ph.D candidate in Geography at the University of Oregon. Her research centers on the nexus of water governance, infrastructure development and regional integration, and conservation and adaptation policy. She approaches these topics through a political ecology and legal geographies lens in her work to uncover how actors, objects, and institutions shape and are shaped by the environment. Her regional foci are Latin America and the United States. She received an MS in Geography from the University of Nevada, Reno and has a BA in Spanish and Latin American Studies from Humboldt State University.

KATE A. BERRY is a Professor of Geography at the University of Nevada, Reno. She has been doing work on Indigenous water issues and intergovernmental relations associated with water for over 25 years. Since 2009, she has served as the Chair of the International Panel Advisory Committee (IPAC) for the Dutch initiative Conflict and Cooperation in Natural Resource Management in Developing Countries (CoCooN).

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