Author: Emanuele Fantini

Happy birthday to the Nile!

This year the Nile Basin Initiative celebrates its 20th anniversary. We wish happy birthday to the river and its people with a special episode of the podcast The sources of the Nile, announcing also...

A few of our favourite water books

Usually this kind of posts come at the end of the year. We are a bit late, but still hope to inspire you with this selection of the best water books we read in...

Who speaks for the river?

The new episode of the podcast “The sources of the Nile” features a dialogue between researchers from different disciplines, three journalists, a writer and a water expert, on who should speak for the Nile...

Nile media debates: getting Sudan in the picture

Yesterday, May 3rd, World Press Freedom Day was celebrated all around the world. Two special – and personal – mentions: the first one for my colleague Iginio Gagliardone (University of Wits, Johannesburg), lead researchers...

Nile day: should Egypt celebrate?

People in Cairo enjoy celebrating on the Nile after sunset, jumping on glittering boats with loudspeakers full volume and sailing on the river crossing the city center. Episode 3 of the podcast “The sources...

The media at the 5th Nile Basin Forum

At the end of October I attended the Nile Basin Development Forum (NBDF) in Kigali, the bi-annual event organised by the Nile Basin Initiative (NBI) bringing together water professionals, policy makers, researchers, international institutions, NGOs,...

Bathing without water

New publication on everyday practices of sanitation and hygiene in the low-income areas of Lilongwe, Malawi Hygiene matters to people! This post has been written by Maria Rusca, Cecilia Alda-Vidal and Nienke Kral  ...