Margaret Wilder

Professor - School of Geography, Development & Environment (SGDE) and Center for Latin American Studies (LAS)
Associate Director - SGDE
Affiliated Faculty - Udall Center for Studies in Public Policy

Selected publications:

  • Wilder, M. and H. Ingram. 2018. Knowing equity when we see it: Water equity in contemporary global contexts, in K. Conca and E. Weinthal, eds., Oxford Handbook of Water Policy and Politics. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press, pp. 1-32. Published online in 2016 and in print in 2018.
  • Wilder, M., G. Garfin, P. Ganster, H. Eakin, P. Romero-Lankao, F. Lara-Valencia, A. Cortez-Lara, S. Mumme, #C. Neri, and F. Muñoz-Arriola. 2013. Impacts of future climate change in the southwest on border communities. Chapter 16 in Assessment of Climate Change in the Southwest. Washington, D.C.: Island Press, pp. 340-384.
  • #Slack, J. and M. Wilder. 2013. Acceso al agua urbana en una época de cambio climático/Urban access to water in a time of climate change, In G. Córdova Bojórquez, J. Dutram, B. E. Lara Enríquez, J., and G. Rodríguez Gutiérrez, eds., Desarrollo humano transfronterizo: Retos y oportunidades en la región SonoraArizona/Transboundary human development: Challenges and opportunities in the Arizona-Sonora region. Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico: El Colegio de Sonora, El Colegio de la Frontera Norte, Universidad de Sonora, Universidad Estatal de Sonora, pp. 253-268. Invited submission.
  • Wilder, M. 2010. Promises under construction: The evolving paradigm for water governance and the case of Northern Mexico, in A. Garrido and H. Ingram, eds., Water for Food in a Changing World. London: Routledge, pp. 222-240.
  • Wilder, M. 2009. Political and economic apertures and the shifting state-citizen relationship: Reforming Mexico’s national water policy, in D. Huitema and S. Meijerink, eds., Water Policy Entrepreneurs: A Research Companion to Water Transitions Around the Globe. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing, pp. 79-98.


  • Ph.D., Geography, University of Arizona
  • M.A., Public Policy Studies, University of Chicago
  • B.A., Government and International Studies, University of Notre Dame
Geographic Area
Latin America and Caribbean
Northern Mexico
Western US
Expertise Area
International and Development
Public Policy and Governance
Transboundary Water