Kelly Vodden

Kelly Vodden
Memorial University of Newfoundland · Office of the AVP Research and Graduate Studies and Environmental Policy Institute

PhD

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Citations since 2016
37 Research Items
321 Citations
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Additional affiliations
August 2017 - November 2017
Memorial University of Newfoundland
Position
  • CEO
July 2007 - August 2012
Memorial University of Newfoundland
Position
  • Professor (Assistant)

Publications

Publications (73)
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Rural local governments across Canada, including those in Newfoundland and Labrador, struggle with many of their day‐to‐day operational activities, including providing appropriate drinking water, wastewater, and garbage collection services, among other essential services, and rarely have capacity to facilitate local economic development activities....
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Rural communities in Newfoundland and Labrador (NL) are home to diverse individuals that are often deeply connected to their communities and province, living within a landscape of dramatic coastlines and boreal ecosystems. However, these communities have faced numerous challenges and changes related to employment and local economies since the 1992–...
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We draw on research in Western Newfoundland (Canada) to investigate the possibilities and limits of community reinvention, defined as radical change in the nature of the community, as perceived by local residents. Community reinvention is understood as an extreme form of strategic change in communities, one typically embraced under extreme circumst...
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The COVID-19 pandemic has become one of the most serious health crises in human history, spreading rapidly across the globe from January 2020 to the present. With prompt and drastic measures, Vietnam is one of the few countries that has largely succeeded in controlling the outbreak. This result is derived from a harmonious combination of many facto...
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This article seeks to address knowledge gaps on sustainability indicators (SIs) in rural and natural resource-dependent communities, considering how they are used to contextualize sustainable development priorities and support local governance. We build on recent scholarship on the potentials of SIs for stimulating societal transformation, extendin...
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Mainstream conceptualizations of sustainable development (SD) tend to focus on urban areas or the national or global scale—most recently through the Sustainable Development Goals. This focus often overlooks rural and natural resource-based communities, particularly those dependent on renewable resources like fisheries or forestry. Drawing from a co...
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Community led planning is necessary for Inuit to self-determine on their lands and to ensure the preservation of cultural landscapes and the sustainability of social-ecological systems that they are a part of. The sustainability efforts of three Inuit communities in Labrador during a Community Governance and Sustainability Initiative were guided by...
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Tapping into and creating broad networks is integral to connecting communities and destinations to wider flows of tourists and ensuring local benefits from tourism development. However, little research has probed how communities build these connections. This article examines how tourism stakeholders perceive and practice the work of network-buildin...
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Cet article présente une synthèse de la version préliminaire du chapitre à venir « Collectivités rurales et éloignées » de l’Évaluation nationale des changements climatiques du gouvernement du Canada, et il répertorie les principales préoccupations en matière de santé exposées dans la littérature sur les changements climatiques à propos des régions...
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This article provides a synthesis of the forthcoming first order draft of the Canadian Government's National Assessment on Climate Change 'Rural and Remote' chapter, highlighting key health concerns from the literature associated with climate change in rural and remote regions, as well as existing and future adaptation strategies. To support the he...
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Water is recognized as both a basic human right and a fundamental component of environmental sustainability and human development (UNESCO International Hydrological Programme, 2014). The management of drinking water from source to tap is a key facet of sustainable development. A key characteristic of sustainable communities is having a sustainable...
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This article proposes a new approach to managing drinking water at a regional scale, incorporating best practices related to regional development, new regionalism, regional resilience, water management, and sustainable infrastructure. The feasibility of the proposed approach was explored in two rural case study regions in Canada, where key informa...
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Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) frequently fall short of their stated goals as marine conservation tools due to various regulatory, physical, sociocultural, and economic reasons. MPA designation, however, continues to be used for perceived conservation and socioeconomic benefits for adjacent communities. Local beliefs regarding ecological and socio-e...
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The purpose of this paper is to exemplify through recent research in Newfoundland and Labrador (NL) the extent of the current limitations for source water protection and potential opportunities for improvement in the province, particularly for rural communities. The findings of this paper draw from the results of four related studies led by the co-...
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This article outlines the results of a two-year research project that examined drinking water challenges in rural and small-town Newfoundland and Labrador. A mixed-methods approach was used, including literature review, media scans, a driver-pressure-state-impact-response analysis, policy workshops, community surveys and consultations, case studies...
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In many rural regions, a strong sense of local heritage and place-based identities are increasingly recognized development assets. In this paper, we assess heritage-driven community development initiatives as catalysts for rural community development in the Northern Peninsula region of Newfoundland and Labrador. The authors examine three rural comm...
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This paper introduces the special section on the implications of long distance commuting (LDC) in the mining and oil and gas sectors on rural regions. The papers in the special section draw largely from the Canadian context but also from international examples and comparative analysis to further illuminate the challenges and opportunities such work...
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On 22 May 2012, the federal government announced that it was discontinuing the funding for all regional economic development (RED) organizations in Atlantic Canada, including the regional economic development boards (REDBs) in Newfoundland and Labrador (NL). Shortly after the federal announcement the provincial government in NL also withdrew its fi...
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When citizens take collaborative action to meet the needs of their community, they are participating in the social economy. Co-operatives, community-based social services, local non-profit organizations, and charitable foundations are all examples of social economies that emphasize mutual benefit rather than the accumulation of profit. While such g...
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In this paper, we provide insights for knowledge mobilization and university-community engagement based on the lessons learned from the Advancing Innovation in Newfoundland and Labrador Project. Out hope is to provide a window into the experiences of academics as they navigate the complexities and politics of mobilizing research and engaging with d...
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The purpose of this article is to investigate whether place is emerging in practice as a critical dimension in the development of Canadian rural regions. Recently, Jones and Paasi set regional researchers the task of better understanding how regions 'become'. In researching this question, we are particularly interested in the definition and express...
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People whose livelihoods depend on the natural environment have detailed knowledge of the lands and waters surrounding their communities. This paper presents research on the traditional geographic knowledge of fish harvesters in Change Islands, Newfoundland. Our findings, based on “kitchen table mapping” and other ethnographic methods, demonstrate...
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This presentation discusses how current policy concerns with the water-food-energy-climate nexus may create opportunities for rural-urban dialogue and negotiation in Canada. Canadian policy has been drifting toward an urban-dominated approach to rural, remote, and northern issues. Associated with this tendency is the loss of sensitivity to the fund...
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Place Peripheral examines community and regional development in rural, island, and remote locales from a place-based approach. This is a timely edited collection, addressing themes that are receiving considerable attention in Canada and internationally as local communities, scholars, researchers and public policy analysts strive to better understan...
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Over the past three centuries, the story of Canada's coasts has turned from one of resource abundance to depletion, and from the establishment of new settlements to declining populations, economies, and ways of life in many coastal communities. This article explores the potential of collaborative governance for rerouting coastal development onto a...
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La extracción de algas marinas es una actividad que, en la provincia de Pisco, genera empleo para más de cuatrocientas familias que extraen este recurso, a su vez es un elemento fundamental en el ecosistema marino que estaría siendo afectado por la contaminación de este espacio. A fin de identificar la problemática integral vinculada a este recurso...
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Situated in one of Canada’s most rural provinces, Newfoundland & Labrador’s more than six hundred communities are dispersed over a land base of 406,000 square kilometres. The majority of these commun- ities have less than five hundred residents. According to the 2011 census, more than half (52 percent) of the provincial population resides in rural...
Technical Report
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Newfoundland and Labrador (NL) has a rich history of regional development initiatives. Over the past five decades researchers, community leaders, policymakers, nonprofit organizations, and the business community have been seeking to perfect ‘regional development’, including: strategies to enhance business development, rural investment and service d...
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Our investigation examines the perspectives of fish harvesters on key challenges facing the inshore fishery in Newfoundland and Labrador. The findings, based primarily on in-depth interviews with harvesters in the town of Change Islands, show that fishers are deeply concerned about ineffective regulations, low prices for their catch, and rationaliz...
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Newfoundland and Labrador (NL) is experiencing economic prosperity due to expansion in the oil and gas and mining industries. However, demographic challenges such as an aging population, low birth rate and out-migration are negatively affecting the province's ability to meet the labour needs of this thriving economy. One potential solution for rura...
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Canada and Australia are countries with substantial coastal zones which provide significant economic, social and environmental benefits and opportunities. The coastal zones of Canada and Australia also share significant threats such as, pollution, loss of biodiversity, and climate change, while also facing different challenges that are unique to th...
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Funding for this research and/or extension was provided by Forest Renewal BC- a partnership of forest companies, workers, environmental groups, First Nations, communities and government. Forest Renewal BC funding- from stumpage fees and royalties that forest companies pay for the right to harvest timber on Crown lands- is reinvested in the forest,...
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This chapter describes various forces that influence the ability of decision-making and institutional structures in Canadian rural and resource-dependent communities to manage, plan for, and respond to future risks and uncertainties resulting from climate change. The context within which such communities make decisions related to capacity building...
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Electronic copy of the report is available from http://research.library.mun.ca/id/eprint/300.
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Global climate change implies difficulties for coastal communities where activities are highly influenced by climate. This paper examines the case of seaweed harvesting in the community of Pisco-Peru. Aspects of environmental change that impact seaweed harvesting include global warming, ldquoEl Nintildeordquo events, pollution of marine space, decl...
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The collaborative elaboration of a development project is an opportunity not only to pursue conventional objectives such as equipment and infrastructure construction but also for collaborative learning and knowledge building and more sustainable development. In this context this paper aims to present an analysis of the process of building knowledge...
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This chapter discusses three different ways of using collaborative learning in fisheries governance, all of which have been applied in the Coasts Under Stress (CUS) project in Canada. The three modes are: hierarchy; networks; and community. The hierarchical mode entails top-down computer modelling techniques, in which the experiential knowledge tha...

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Increased automation in the mining sector is a growing reality. Major mining companies around the world are investing in new technologies, autonomous equipment, and remote-controlled operations. There is also a growing movement to understand how these technologies are changing the mining sector and, as a result, the ways in which the mining industry interacts with individuals and communities. Little is known, however, about the adoption of emerging technologies in the Canadian mining sector and the impacts on mining communities. To address this gap, this research will examine the social and spatial dimensions of emerging technologies in the Canadian mining sector and their impacts on the future of work and economic development in four case study regions: Newfoundland and Labrador; Northern Ontario; the Kootenays in British Columbia; and the Yukon.
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Water is critical for all communities and regions, particularly drinking water, which relates to quality of life (e.g., health), economic development, and environmental quality. Management of drinking water involves many aspects, including building and operating treatment and distribution infrastructure, management of aspects like source water protection, conservation, as well as planning and policy making. While drinking water management poses challenges across Canada, rural areas can experience particular challenges and issues, such as multi-use watersheds, high costs and a lack of economies of scale and beyond. These are not only challenges in the present, but can act as barriers to future community and regional resilience. Several fields of study offer potential avenues for not only addressing challenges and issues, but for helping to build and strengthen resilience. This project focused on the potential of a new regionalist approach to drinking water management. Website: http://ruralresilience.ca/project/completedprojects/2015-2/nlbcwater/