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Christopher Hyun

PhD candidate | Development Engineering | Energy & Resources Group | UC Berkeley

Professional Development Liaison | GradPro | Graduate Division | UC Berkeley

Water Governance

Following water valvemen through the streets of Bangalore, I have also studied the lives and behavior of these frontline workers, figuring out why they may or may not comply to bureaucratic direction. Read about our work during its initial stages in UC Berkeley News and in the Bangalore Mirror.


Find the final paper here: Hyun, C., Post, A. E., & Ray, I. (2017). Frontline worker compliance with transparency reforms: Barriers posed by family and financial responsibilities. Governance.

MEDIA SOURCES (top to bottom) // Talking shit logo created in by C. Hyun // 'Septic tank waste disposal' video by Prabakar Subramaniam // 'Bombay #6' by flickr/Thomas Leuthard //  'Macho macho men' by flickr/Nicolas Mirguet // 'India storm drain cover' by flickr/Nate Grigg //'Indian plumbing' by flickr/Andrea Kirkby // 'Facebook bureaucracy' by C. Hyun

REFERENCES (top to bottom) // Politics of shit (A. Appadurai, 2002) // Sanitation for all (UN-Water, 2016) // 10 million gallons of shit (based on Eawag, 2017) // Wastewater treatment in Indian cities (Government of India, 2013) // Wicked problems (Rittel & Weber, 1973) // Taboo (Black & Fawcett, 2010)