The Research Network is built around three key pillars.
- Interdisciplinary perspective
This multi-faceted approach allows us to better understand the specific issues of a particular field or discipline. Moreover, the integration of several disciplines ensures that new questions are raised and new tools for undertaking analysis are explored.
Theoretical knowledge based on case studies
It is important that our work is well connected with the reality in the field and that our “action-research” projects are based on concrete issues. This ensures a consistency in our research initiatives and guarantees that there is always a link between theory and reality.
Question of scales
The question of scale, whether geographical, institutional, or time, and their degree of influence, is an important consideration in our research approach. The concept of embeddedness helps us to understand the different levels of complexity and how different contexts interact with each other.
1st Milestone - The Consolidating Grants
To build a better understanding of these societal challenges, the Geneva Water Hub opens applications for four consolidating grants (each 30’000 CHF). Grants will be attributed to four Universities: UNESCO-IHE (Delft, The Netherlands, [email protected]), The University of Sheffield (UK, [email protected]), EAWAG (Zürich, Switzerland, [email protected]), University of Geneva (Switzerland, [email protected]). Founded upon previous relevant and robust scientific achievements, applications should concern one or multiple topics of the following research axis:
- Analysis of water governance and policy processes for water conflict resolution;
- Analysing Hydropolitics, through the lenses of intersectoral and transboundary conflicts;
- Identification of cooperation avenues for water conflict prevention;
- Everyday water politics and conflicts: analysis of institutional bricolage and bottom-up arrangements.
The four consolidating grants have been attributed to:
- Dr Jeltsje Sanne Kemerink-Seyoum from UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education, in Delft, The Netherlands. More information below
- Dr Komlan Sangbana, from the Institute for Environmental Sciences (IES) of the University of Geneva, Switzerland
- Dr Ellie Chowns from the University of Sheffield in the United Kingdom. More information below.
- Dr Mi Nguyen from EAWAG, Dübendorf, Switzerland. More information below.