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Workshop: Decolonising water

Reimagining the Netherlands’ International Cooperation on Water and Delta Management

Why should the Dutch government rethink its water cooperation, and how do your own understanding and cultural identity matter in this? This workshop is for water students, researchers, and professionals interested in understanding the role of water expertise and in shaping more symmetrical relations between the Netherlands and their global partners in the South.

The workshop is split into two parts:

  1. The story of the government of the Netherlands in international water cooperation. Whose knowledge dominates the ways of knowing and managing water? How is this translated into managing water? What are the impacts? Dr. Shahnoor Hasan reflects on these questions.
  2. A discussion in small groups to share your thoughts and ideas. We’ll reimagine water cooperation that does not privilege specific ways of knowing and managing water, and we’ll reimagine the role of water professionals trained in the Netherlands.



May 23 2023


6:00 pm - 7:00 pm


Blue Room, TU Delft Library
Prometheusplein 1, 2628 ZC Delft
Studium Generale


Studium Generale