The Water Dissensus – A Water Alternatives Forum

"How could anything non-controversial be of intellectual interest to grown-ups?" (Edward Abbey) This Forum is intended to provide space for critical debates and discussions about water issues. Existing dissensus, or antagonistic values and points of view, can be turned into a learning opportunity for the benefit of all and give way to reasoned debates that have the potential both to further understanding of complex water issues and to generate new ideas.

Increasing block tariffs: It could have been a good idea

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How long can Old Prior appropriation water rights survive in a climate-stressed, urban American West?

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Models do not think

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Dry humor: aquathoritarian cities pretend to be water-smart

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Blame it on climate change

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What will it take to decolonize water science, policy, and practice?

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Can the tide be turned?

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How the UN got thirsty again after 46 years

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Farmer-led irrigation development in sub-Saharan Africa: A policy paradox?

Farmer-led irrigation development in sub-Saharan Africa: A policy paradox?

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California’s Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA): too little, too late and too slow?

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Designed to fail: Many irrigation schemes in sub-Saharan Africa are neither fit nor fit for purpose

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South African “Free Basic Water” policy: from progressive to regressive agenda?

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Solar energy for groundwater pumping in Kebili Region (Tunisia) and beyond: the challenges ahead

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Moving beyond ‘sustainable hydropower’ in the Mekong basin

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Wading across the frontiers: a new paradigm for peri-urban water security ?

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Do we really understand water inequities in the USA?

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Can SPaRC fix India’s perverse energy incentives and save aquifers?

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Water supply and sanitation: the end of networks?

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Treating wastewater for agricultural use is desirable, but the devil is in the details

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What is going on in the Nile has little to do with water…

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I say ’aquifer’ and she says ‘groundwater’ … Let’s call the whole thing off… (with apologies to Ella Fitzgerald & Satchmo)

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State capture’s impact on South African water sector reform

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Agricultural water demand management: is the glass 20% full or 80% empty?

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Covid-19: Disaster capitalism or an opportunity to strengthen public water?

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SDG-6: Useful, but what about transformative change?

SDG-6: Useful, but what about transformative change?

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What does ‘restoring’ rivers mean? 'eco-centric' vs 'human-centric' restoration

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Large scale irrigation investments in sub-Saharan Africa: Is big beautiful?

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Conditionality as dispossession? The socio-cultural injustice of “payments for ecosystem services” (PES)

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Groundwater shortage or crisis narratives are restricting development in Sub-Saharan Africa

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Can nexus avoid the fate of IWRM?

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Ecological flows are exclusionary, technocratic and top-down practices ... (but could be empowering)

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Water Alternatives is launching the 'Water Dissensus' Forum

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