Luke Juran

Luke Juran

Assistant Professor

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Luke Juran also holds a partial appointment at the Virginia Water Resources Research Center

Research Interests

Human Ecology of Water;  WASH & HWTS;  Hazards & Disasters;  Reconstruction;  Coastal Issues;  South Asia; Mixed Methods


  • Water, Environment & Society  (GEOG/NR 2004)
  • Environmental Problems, Population & Development  (GEOG 3104)
  • Practicing Sustainability  (NR 4444)
  • Water, Hazards & Development  (GEOG 4984 / 5984)

Recent Publications: 

Juran, L., M.C. MacDonald, N.B. Basu, S. Hubbard, R. Rajagopal, P. Rajagopalan, L. Philip. (In Press). Development and application of a multi-scalar, participant-driven Water Poverty Index in post-tsunami IndiaInternational Journal of Water Resources Development.

Juran, L. (In Press). Disaster, development, and water: the reconstruction and (re)fabrication of hazardous waterscapes in post-tsunami India. In The Asian tsunami and post-disaster aid, (eds.) S. Reddy & H. Naraindas. Singapore: Springer Nature.

Juran, L., J. Trivedi, K.N. Kolivras. (In Press). Considering the 'public' in public health: popular resistance to the Smallpox Eradication Programme in India. Indian Journal of Medical Ethics.

Bandzuh, J.T., L. Juran, K.N. Kolivras, A. Wallis (In Press). Local perceptions of measures to control Aedes mosquitoes and mosquito-borne diseases in Puntarenas and San José, Costa Rica. Journal of Latin American Geography.

MacDonald, M.C., L. Juran, J. Jose, S. Srinivasan, S.I. Ali, K.J. Aronson, K. Hall. 2016. The impact of rainfall and seasonal variability on the removal of bacteria by a point-of-use drinking water treatment intervention in Chennai, India. International Journal of Environmental Health Research 26(2): 208-221.

Juran, L. 2015. A framework for integrating water projects in disaster reconstruction processes in the international context. Public Works Management & Policy 20(4): 305-321.

Juran, L. & J. Trivedi. 2015. Women, gender norms, and natural disasters in Bangladesh. Geographical Review 105(4): 601-611.

Juran, L. & M.C. MacDonald. 2014. An assessment of boiling as a method of household water treatment in South India. Journal of Water & Health 12(4): 791-802.

Juran, L. 2012. The gendered nature of disasters: women survivors in post-tsunami Tamil Nadu. Indian Journal of Gender Studies 19(1): 1-29.

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