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.

Dry humor: aquathoritarian cities pretend to be water-smart

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

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

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

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Can nexus avoid the fate of IWRM?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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State capture’s impact on South African water sector reform

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

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Water supply and sanitation: the end of networks?

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

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

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