The Moving Rivers Webinar Series aims at creating a space for inter(trans) disciplinary dialogue between PhD researchers and project partners: International/national NGOs, water policy and advocacy institutes, government water management institutions, and civil society water platforms. These webinar series take place every two months and seek to actively promote exchanges between theory and practice on river regeneration, social-ecological justice, and the formulation of more equitable water policies.
The session on the 16th of June will address the topic: Rivers as Spaces of Contestations: Citizen Science and Activist Research Approaches
People’s science, citizen’s science, activist research and science-policy-stakeholder interaction (SPSI) are all different forms of coproduction of knowledge. They are gaining increased attention in water management and riverine contestations and conflicts, because of their potential to bring together the lived experiences, knowledges, interests and values of different stakeholders and produce more syncretic knowledge. This could help in participatory water management, and even be the first step towards conflict transformation. The session will engage with some of the actual experiences of citizen’s science and activist research in India in the context of groundwater management and riverine conflicts. The session will try to problematize these experiences, especially their participatory and/or coproduction character, and explore ways to make them more participatory and transformative.
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