Author: Emanuele Fantini

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 inspir…

Why are water wars back on the agenda? And why we think it’s a bad idea!

This is a collective post written by: Ana Elisa Cascão; Alvar Closas; Emanuele Fantini; Goitom Gebreleul; Tobias Ide; Guy Jobbins; Rémy Kinna; Flávia Rocha Loures; Bjørn-Oliver Magsig; Nate Matthews; Owen McIntyre; Filippo Menga; Naho Mirumachi; Ruby Moynihan; Alan Nicol; Terje Oestigaard; Alistair Rieu-Clarke; Jan Selby; Suvi Sojamo; Larry Swatuk; Rawia…

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 of the Nile” has been released this week to join official celebrations of #NileDay2018. Feb 22…

Bathing without water

New publication on everyday practices of sanitation and hygiene in the low-income areas of Lilongwe, Malawi Hygiene matters to people! by Maria Rusca, Cecilia Alda-Vidal and Nienke Kral What do good smell, personal cleanliness, a spotless environment, clean clothes, and tidy appearance have in common? This is what matters to…

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 Nile basin”, funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs and implemented by IHE Delft, University…

Playing Ravilla. When the game gets serious

by Jaap Evers On the first three days of February we played one of our serious games with the students of the Water Management and Governance MSc programme. Since several years we play Ravilla, a transboundary river basin management role play, within the module of Water Economics (although the game…

Saturday Nile Fever!

by Emanuele Fantini 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 will discuss the role of different media in escalating the water war fever…

Lights, camera, action! Students’ documentaries on water governance

by Tatiana Guerrero and Jeltsje Kemerink The New Year at UNESCO-IHE always starts exciting; in the first week of January the Water Governance Documentary Festival takes place! Six groups of master students enrolled in the water governance module produce in less than a month time a 10-minute documentary on an…