Author: Margreet Zwarteveen

Dutch delta masterplans: what makes them travel and what makes them Dutch?

Giacomo Galli, Andres Verzijl, Arjen Zegwaard and Margreet Zwarteveen offer an account of the “Delta Dynamics: Dutch masterplans and SDGs” sessions at the conference “Critical perspectives on governance by Sustainable Development Goals: Water Food and Climate”, which took place on 26 June 2018 at the University of Amsterdam. “In Indonesia…

Farm wives or female farmers? How words create gender trouble in agriculture

“It matters what we use to think other matters with; it matters what stories we tell to tell other stories with; it matters what knots knot knots, what thoughts think thoughts, what descriptions describe descriptions, what ties tie ties. It matters what stories make worlds, what worlds make stories.” (Donna…

Gendered occupations in the water sector

This blog is a collaboration between Cecilia Alda Vida, Maria Rusca, Margreet Zwarteveen, Klaas Schwartz and Nicky Pouw to introduce their publication Occupational genders and gendered occupations: the case of water provisioning in Maputo, Mozambique. Gender, Place & Culture, 1-17, 2017. Madalena lives in Magoanine, a periurban neighbourhood of Maputo, the…

Thirsty mangos and thrifty farmers: dialogues between the Water Footprint and Peruvian smallholder farmers

This post has been written by Carolina Dominguez-Guzman, Andres Verzijl and Margreet Zwarteveen For the full article, see: Dominguez-Guzman, C., A. Verzijl and M. Zwarteveen. 2017. Water Footprints and ‘Pozas’: Conversations about Practices and Knowledges of Water Efficiency. Water (9):16. “Eat me. I’m sweet.” The delicious-looking mango that sits on the shelves of…