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Water, power & technology

Forum, WUR

By Qinhong Xu and Lena Hommes | Water Resources Management Group, Wageningen University   Infrastructure concerns all of us, we are surrounded by it and rely on it daily. It is also an important topic in the diverse riversides studied by the Riverhood and River Commons projects. Therefore, on Thursday June 2, PhD students and […]

“Commons relations: CONFIANZA” and “A counter geography of water”

CEDLA, Amsterdam

By Catalina Rey Hernandez  and Laura Giraldo Martinez | Water Resources Management Group, Wageningen University   During our 6th Riverside Meeting on June 30, we discussed the importance of ‘confianza’ with Prof. dr. Michiel Baud, and explored the possibilities of counter cartographies with Prof. dr. Edward Huijbens. As a rhizome, we explored the multiple and […]

A debate around “Dams, Rivers and Rewilding Dams”

Impulse Speakers Corner Stippeneng 2, Wageningen

By Ana Maria Arbelaez-Trujillo and Sarita Bhagat | Water Resources Management Group, Wageningen University   Contestations around water infrastructures shape many debates around water governance and cut across our river research projects. The 7th riverside meeting was a fruitful space to share ideas on how water infrastructures, which embody specific visions and projects about development, can trigger […]

Dam dreams and river rewilding: Ideals in dispute

Impulse Speakers Corner Stippeneng 2, Wageningen

Are we entering a new era of river governance in Europe, with a revolutionary shift from dam construction to dam removal? What ideals are behind dam dreams and river rewilding? In how far are these ideals contested? An afternoon of discussion and dialogue. Author Frank Westerman, presenting his new book ‘Too true to be good’ […]

Excursion to Limburg (day 1): Grensmaas project & Maastricht

Limburg

The excursion to Limburg, the Netherlands, was part of the Secondment course. The Secondment was a 2-month course designed to provide Riverhood and River Commons PhD students with action-research tools and experiences in preparation for their actual fieldwork in various countries in Latin America, Africa, Asia, and Europe. In this course, the PhDs developed a […]

Excursion to Limburg (day 2): History of the Meuse River and visit to the Benzenraderhof farm

Limburg

The excursion to Limburg, the Netherlands, was part of the Secondment course. The Secondment was a 2-month course designed to provide Riverhood and River Commons PhD students with action-research tools and experiences in preparation for their actual fieldwork in various countries in Latin America, Africa, Asia, and Europe. In this course, the PhDs developed a […]

Excursion to Brabant: Creation of wetland, drying peatland area, and flood control in Den Bosch

Brabant, the Netherlands

The excursion to Brabant, the Netherlands, was part of the Secondment course. The Secondment was a 2-month course designed to provide Riverhood and River Commons PhD students with action-research tools and experiences in preparation for their actual fieldwork in various countries in Latin America, Africa, Asia, and Europe. In this course, the PhDs developed a […]

Excursion to Biesbosch: The Biesbosch Museum

Biesbosch

The Secondment was a 2-month course designed to provide Riverhood and River Commons PhD students with action-research tools and experiences in preparation for their actual fieldwork in various countries in Latin America, Africa, Asia, and Europe. In this course, the PhDs developed a short-term action-action project in partnership with local initiatives and institutional actors working […]

“The unbearable lightness of climate populism” with prof. Erik Swyngedouw

Grandcafé Loburg, Wageningen

By Carolina Cuevas | Water Resources Management Group, Wageningen University   On Thursday, September 22, the Riverhood and River Commons team met for a PhD-Masterclass with Prof. Erik Swyngedouw (Professor of Geography, University of Manchester) at the Grandcafé Loburg in Wageningen. In his talk, prof. Swyngedouw discussed how his life-long interest in processes of politicization […]

Working abroad and Co-learning experience

Impulse, Room: NcountR Wageningen, WUR

This workshop about cross-cultural learning was organized within the cooperation framework between the Riverhood and River Commons Projects, managed by the Water Resources Management Group (WRM) of Wageningen University (WUR), and the Blue Deal Program for Colombia, InspirAgua, managed by the Waterschap Aa en Maas. The workshop was an interactive session to reflect together on […]

‘RIVERS, TERRITORIES AND POWER. Conceptualizing Transdisciplinary Movements for Water Justice’ – Riverhood Conference and debate at ICTA-UAB Barcelona

ICTA-UAB Barcelona Barcelona

On Monday 24 October 2022, Rutgerd Boelens was invited by ICTA Autonomous University of Barcelona to come to Catalonia and give a Public Conference with keynote presentation and debate, sharing his ideas with ICTA-UAB researchers and students while looking for synergies and collaborative initiatives. Part of the Riverhood thematic fields, the presentation focused on discussing […]

A river with rights and in constant dispute, The Atrato river basin, Colombia

Lumen, Gaia 1, Wageningen University

A river with rights and in constant dispute, The Atrato river basin, Colombia Sandra Liliana Mosquera, IRI THESys, Humboldt Univerzität zu Berlin In this Riverside Meeting, Sandra Liliana Mosquera will talk about the declaration of the Atrato River as a subject of rights that was given by the Constitutional Court of Colombia in the 2016 […]