Category: Research

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...

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...