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Political ecology: challenging the mainstream discourse

Presented by
Cristiano von Steinkirch de Oliveira, MSc Water Management and Governance UNESCO/IHE Delft, The Netherlands

Understanding water problems as problems of justice, requires the process of politicization around the proposal for solutions. However, the water domain is often ruled by engineers and experts who claims that water problems are merely technical, and therefore politics should be kept aside. I have made a song to challenge this mainstream discourse. Reference: Zwarteveen, M. Z., & Boelens, R. (2014). Defining, researching and struggling for water justice: some conceptual building blocks for research and action. Water International, 39(2), 143-158. doi:10.1080/02508060.2014.891168