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.

Vishal Narain is Professor at MDI, Management Development Institute Gurgaon, India. He holds a PhD from Wageningen University, the Netherlands. His academic interests are in analysis of public policy processes, water governance, peri-urban water security and vulnerability and adaptation to climate change. He has published widely on these subjects in peer-reviewed journals. He is the author of "Public policy: a view from the South (Cambridge University Press, 2018)" and recently co-edited "Water security, conflict and co-operation in peri-urban South Asia: Flows across boundaries (Springer, 2022)."

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