Author: Tatiana Acevedo Guerrero

The many meanings of menstruation: discussing menarche and womanhood with Zambian school girls

This post is a collaboration between Amie Jammeh, Tatiana Acevedo-Guerrero, and a group of 22 Zambian school pupils aged 12-17. They challenge the technical approach of “Menstrual Hygiene Management” by highlighting, through participatory visual research, how menstruation interweaves with gender and power relations, expectations around adolescence and love, and complicity…

Paradise for whom? The privatization of beaches in Punta de Mita, Mexico

How to tell a story about neoliberalism in the water sector through a video? Zaida, Nawid, Abebe, Danneille, Nargiza, Alexia, and Kelly, MSc students in water management and governance, tell what they learnt from this experience. Beaches are the preferred holiday destination for many around the world. Something about sun…

“Latrine Doctrine”: Mumbai sanitation iceberg and the Clean India Mission

Would “building” toilets solve the issues surrounding insufficient sanitation infrastructure? During our Water Governance module, we were privileged to get an opportunity to produce a ten minutes documentary for the 2019 Water Governance Documentary Festival to be screened to the public. Divided into six different groups, all students of this year’s…

‘NOT’ MADE IN HOLLAND. The not-so-Dutch Duck waddling in canals and souvenir shops of the Netherlands

This blogpost was written by Neha Mungekar.   The tour guide, holding his travel agency’s flag up in the air, confidently describes the history of the brick-lined water canal as part of his rehearsed and solemn narrative about the small city of Delft, in the Netherlands. The camera flashes and its clicks…

Voices of a Water Crisis: the case of São Paulo

Oftentimes the unjust distribution of water and water risks exists in a city without apparently sparking much contestation on everyday life. These asymmetric distributions persist just below the surface in the hasty routines of the city, until a moment of crisis brings them to light and makes injustices evident. This…

“How Hard is Your Hat?”: Exploring Professional Culture in Water Engineering

Earlier this year we embraced the challenge of producing a short documentary for the 2018 Water Governance Documentary Festival. In the context of our Water Governance Module, we were asked to to explore different aspects of water governance processes in practice. The team: (From left to right) George Blankson, Neha Mungekar, Max…

Pluralizing water science

This blog post is a collaboration between Jeltsje Kemerink-Seyoum, Margreet Zwarteveen, Jaap Evers, Emilie Buist, and Tatiana Acevedo Guerrero Every year in October, IHE Delft organises a one week introduction week to welcome its new batch of MSc students. In addition to learning how to bike, eat stroopwafels and poffertjes…

A conversation about water through art

This post was written by Leslie Ford Art is a conversation. Thirteen Urban Water Governance students took part in that conversation on Wednesday, July 19th at the Water ZomerExpo 2017. For many this was the first time they had considered art as a method of discussing water. Though some were…

Delhi’s Waters Through the Eyes of Women Working as Domestic Workers

This blog post is a collaboration between Anjal i- Rachana – Rajni – Sharda – Sonia – Tatiana   In Delhi, as in various cities of India and the Global South, many middle and upper-class households depend on female domestic workers who frequently work for low wages and without social security…