Category Archives: General Interest

From ‘Ministers and Merchants’ to Neutral Brokers: Aspirations of Water Diplomacy of the Netherlands

This post presents findings from our latest article published in International Journal of Water Resources Development. Introducing Water Diplomacy “An old cliché about who the Dutch really are – a mix of merchants and [religious] ministers — applies to foreign … Continue reading

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Call for Project Proposals: Marie Curie Post-Doctoral Fellowship at ISS, The Hague

Call for Project Proposals Merchandising Water Expertise in the Times of Climate Crisis: “Disaster Capitalism” or Markets for Resilience? This is a call for project proposals to jointly apply for a Marie Curie Fellowship with Erasmus University Rotterdam as a … Continue reading

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Water (In)Security Panel at European Forum Alpbach

The session on “Water (In)Security” at European Forum Alpbach in 2020 was organised in the form of a panel discussion between four panelists: Leena Koni Hoffmann, Tom Middendorp, Chitra Nagarajan, Stefan Rahmstorf. This was promising to be an interesting discussion, … Continue reading

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Behavioural Public Policy or Nudging: Good or Bad?

I have been reading and thinking about nudging for over four years now and the debate around it never stops to amaze me. Many of the readers of this blog will be familiar with the well-known book by Thaler and … Continue reading

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