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.

Jonatan Godinez-Madrigal is a postdoctoral researcher on global transitions in water distribution regimes at IHE Delft. In his research, Jonatan bridges the dichotomy between objective, technical expertise and the more subjective socio-political expertise needed to understand complex socio-ecological issues. By combining mixed methods, such as longitudinal, interdisciplinary, and transdisciplinary research, he is able to simultaneously study the historical, social, and biophysical dimensions of water-related conflicts and socio-technical transitions. 

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