Category Archive: Water Links

Emerging scholars award

The Global Water Forum announces it’s Emerging Scholar Award. The organization writes: “This award is an opportunity for early-career scholars and practitioners working in water-related fields to publish a brief article that presents their research, projects, or opinions to a global audience”. Those interested can submit a 800-1,000 word article on water security, water economics, …

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Movies on urban water

Delft University of Techynology organized an ‘Urban water movie contest’ past month. Participants had to compile a short movie presenting solutions to urban water problems. The winning movie ‘The forgotten cycle’  by Sahana Singh from Singapore is artistically great, and  basically argues that technologies to solve urban water issues are there, but political willingness to undertake action is lacking. The …

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Scholarships in integrated water management (Australia)

The International WaterCentre’s Masters Scholarships are now open to study the IWC Master of Integrated Water Management in Australia in 2013. Using problem-based and experiential learning, IWC students create and implement integrated solutions to real-world water and climate change challenges. The degree is co-badged and co-delivered by four leading Australian universities: The University of Queensland, …

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.watergovernance.eu/leadership-2/scholarships-in-integrated-water-management-australia/

Ph.D. scholarship opportunity – urban water and sustainability transitions

An exciting opportunity for 2 new PhD studentships at Monash University, Melbourne, Australia have become available, focused on sustainability transitions in the urban water sector. With a highly competitive scholarship stiped these PhD projects will be working with a team of leading scholars and other research students at the Monash Centre for Water Sensitive Cities with …

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.watergovernance.eu/vacancies/ph-d-scholarship-opportunity-urban-water-and-sustainability-transitions/

The wisdom of the crowds? Water awareness in the European Union

An interesting survey by TNS Political and Social for the European Commission amongst more than 25,000 Europeans was completed recently. It shows large differences in awareness of water issues between various national populations. Four out of ten Europeans think they are well or very well informed about water issues, but this percentage is significantly higher in Denmark …

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.watergovernance.eu/international-comparison/the-wisdom-of-the-crowds-water-awareness-in-the-european-union/

Water and the city blog

Partners in the European research project Transitions to the Urban Water Services of Tomorrow (or TRUST) are proud to announce the creation of a new blog, dubbed Water and the City. The blog’s purpose is to provide opportunities for the public and professionals to discuss the current condition and future of water services in our …

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Wishing you a happy new year

By Dave Huitema (video Canto Ostinato, combined with aerial images of waterscapes from the Netherlands)- Dear readers, 2011 is almost over. The last days of December are a good period for reflection but also a time for looking forward. Our blog has been online for a while now and the number of visitors is relatively …

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Lectures on water governance

One of the advantages of modern times is that one does not need to travel across the globe to be able to attend lectures by eminent scholars. An ever increasing number of universities and schools makes available part of their courses and lectures online. We selected three  lectures which  we found highly interesting and relevant for water …

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On water, chess and strategic planning

By Farhad Mukhtarov.  When Karl Wittfogel, in 1957, published his seminal book “Oriental Despotism“, his claim that state-formation and organization of societies in hierarchies originated from large structural works, mainly irrigation in Mesopotamia and in the Yellow River in China, received much attention.  While the hypothesis of Wittfogel on the link between large-scale irrigation works and “despotism” …

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