The House of Water. Episode #2 – Photos

The second episode of the podcast The House of Water is inspired by the photo exhibition “The Walk of Water”, displayed at the UN 2023 Water Conference. Photojournalists involved in #EverydayNile reflect on how to represent a river through photos.

Representatives from states, civil society, international organizations, academia are gathering at the United Nations in New York for the UN 2023 Water Conference, to discuss the future of water. But who can speak on behalf of water? And how?

The second episode of the podcast The House of Water has been recorded on March 22, at the opening of the exhibition The Walk of Water, a creative and inter-generational journey across the past, present and future of water, combining different artistic projects into one installation made for the UN Water Conference. The Walk of Water is the result of the collaboration between the UNESCO World Water Assessment Programme, the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre, the Global Network of Water Museums, Water Science Policy and IHE Delft.

IHE Delft, together with its partner InfoNile, contributed with the photostories of #EverydayNile, a collective of nine photojournalists re-picturing the river by telling stories of everyday practices and attachment to the Nile shared by people across countries. In the podcast – link below – you can listen to the photojournalists describing their most representative photos.

A big thanks to Laurens Nijzink for editing the podcast, to Cristian Olmos Herrera for the logo, and to the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management for funding this project. The music that you listen to in the podcast is by a group based in New York and coincidentally called “House of Waters”. You will learn more about it in one of the next episodes. In the meantime thanks to them and to my colleague Amitangshu Acharya who made the connection.

#EverydayNile is part  of the project “Open Water Diplomacy. Media, science and transboundary cooperation in the Nile Basin”, funded by the Water and Development Partnership program (Phase 2), which is financed by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Cite this blog post
Emanuele Fantini (2023, March 27). The House of Water. Episode #2 – Photos. FLOWs. Retrieved June 21, 2024, from

Emanuele Fantini

Emanuele (@emanufanti) is senior lecturer and researcher at the Water Governance Department of IHE Delft. Committed to public engagement and crossover projects with artists and journalists, Emanuele coordinates the project “Open Water Diplomacy. Media, science and transboundary cooperation in the Nile basin”, he hosts the podcasts “The Sources of the Nile”, “Water Alternatives Podcast”, and “Si dice acqua”, and he is the editor of IHE Delft Water Governance Blog, FLOWs.

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  1. 30/06/2023

    […] practices and attachments to the Nile. Reflecting on their work in an episode of the podcast The House of Water, the photojournalists had a recurrent theme and word: connection. #EverydayNile photos and stories […]

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