Water and Resilience

Towards fair and effective responses to climate change

Blog posts by team members on 4TU.Ethics

Team members Sara Vermeulen and Sara Moesker have published a blog on the 4TU.Ethics website about their respective PhD-projects. Sara's blog is titled Caught between climate denialism and doomism, is there a way out? and she argues that climate change requires us to...

Presentations at ESDiT conference

On 7 October, 2022, team members Karen Moesker, Sara Vermeulen, and Sam Copeland presented their work at the Conference on the Ethics of Socially Disruptive Technologies (ESDiT). The presentation by Karen was about "Challenges to the understanding of water rights. A...

Potatoes can’t grow in the sky

Reflections on limits to adaptation and the meta-review for IPCC AR6 WGII: CH4 Water Although it seems obvious that you can’t grow potatoes in the sky, this reality presents an urgent problem for Andean farmers. With every degree of temperature rise, glaciers retreat...

Travellers In The Night

I walk slowly, carefully. Each step is guided and purposeful—I apply the full area of my sole for maximum grip, and I do a sideways zigzag downhill to lessen the steepness of my descent. The path is muddy and has patches of green slime. Without total focus, I could...

It Runs In Their Veins

I have forgotten the name of the river and also the village that it watered, but I can still see its foamy, winding sparkle. Under the dazzling sun floated a cerulean sky splotched pleasingly by a tuft or two of cloud. Beneath were formidable hills of the Mahabharat...

Conference presentations Lieke Brackel

In June 2021, team member Lieke Brackel will present her work on political capabilities at two conferences. On Tuesday the 22th, she will give a presentation entitled "Control over one’s environment? Leveling political capabilities to advance procedural justice in...

OpEd: Neelke Doorn in NRC; 8 February 2020

On 8 February 2020, Neelke Doorn published an OpEd in the Dutch news paper NRC Handelsblad on the occassion of Rutger Bregman's book "Het water komt" about the impact of climate change and the need for adaptation. The article can be found here (requires subscription...

Essay on the ethics of wastewater surveillance

In view of the use of wastewater data for monitoring of the SARS-CoV-2 (Corona) virus, team member Neelke Doorn was asked by the Foundation for Applied Water Research STOWA, the centre of expertise of the Dutch Water Authorities, to write an essay on the ethics of...

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