THE WATER GOVERNANCE BLOG AT IHE Delft Institute for Water Education

Dams and Democracy

Last week the film festival Let’s talk about water in Delft began with a journey on the Nile. We watched the comedy “Abay vs. Vegas” (2011) by Ethiopian film director Theodros Teshome that anticipated...

Saturday Nile Fever!

Temperature has been rising in the Nile basin since Ethiopia announced in 2011 the construction of the Great Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD). On Saturday, February 11th, at the festival Let’s talk about water  we...

Gramsci on the Nile

Last week researchers, journalists and practitioners gathered in Addis Ababa for the workshop Mapping Nile controversies in the framework of the project Open Water Diplomacy Lab: Media, Science and Water Cooperation in the Nile...

Reflections on my first year as a PhD candidate

My best friend used to sarcastically translate the acronym PhD as ‘Permanently Head Damaged’. I am not sure if at the end of this marathon I will be head damaged but I know that...

Nile Water Lab launched

by Hermen Smit On November 24 the Nile Water Lab was launched at UNESCO-IHE by 40 water professionals from more than 20 countries across the globe. They explored multiple understandings (maps, measurements, ethnographic studies,...

What is water governance?

Water governance can be seen as a question ‘about water distributions and their organization and coordination: distributions of water (and of water related rights, risks, responsibilities, benefits and incomes), as well as distributions of...