"Negotiation, Tinkering and Bricolage: Analysing Strategies in Everyday Agricultural Water Politics"

On the occasion of Hydropolitics Research Network Day, 7 November 2017, Dr Jeltsje Sanne Kemerink-Seyoum from IHE Delft Institute for Water Education presents the results of her research partly funded by the Geneva Water Hub Research Netwrok Grants.

Dr Kemerink-Seyoum attempts to identify and shed light on spaces of negation, tinkering and bricolage in everyday agricultural water use. Such spaces offer an interesting opportunity to contribute to theories on human agency and in particular how objects, such as the water itself, water infrastructure or water legislation, co-shape human-technology-nature relations. Furthermore, a better recognition and explicit nurturing of such spaces can support alternative ways for reconciling conflicts over water.