Tagged: Nile

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,...

Media, science and water diplomacy: a Nile hydropolis?

Which role do media and science communication play in controversies over transboundary waters? This is one of the research questions addressed by the project “Open Water Diplomacy. Media, science and transboundary cooperation in the...

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...

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,...