Category: Research

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...

Worlding Water Supply

An uncomfortable reflection on my positionality: confronting my own ‘northern’ theorization of geographies of differentiated access to water in Jakarta. Good research often starts with discovering ‘productive paradoxes’. That is, the reality we observe...

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...