On March 30, 2021March 30, 2021
Online Science Chats
We enjoy bringing together students, researchers, and other curious people. Since the Corona pandemic hit, we were kept in houses and could not meet where we love to be most; next to the river. Therefore, we started to meet online! Here, we exchange stories told through a range of scientific disciplines.
We cover a wide range of topics linked to science and river conservation. We bring in scientists, river defenders, students and other experts. After a 20-30 minutes interview, there is room for participants to ask questions, resulting in a lively discussion on the topic. If you have a topic you would like to bring forward, don’t hesitate to contact us!
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Next up: Movie Night #3 | Stories of the vanishing wild rivers of Nepal | 5th of April, 7 pm CET
Together with 3 friends, Anup Gurung embarked on a 5-month’ Mission East to West’ to document the impacts of the development of Nepal on its rivers and the people living around them. They kayaked many of Nepal’s wild rivers, seeking interaction with the local communities. Anup will take us on this journey with some of his videos, filled with beautiful shots, humor, and important messages.
Anup calls himself an adventurer, social worker, and wannabe activist. We will discuss what role he and his videos play for the rivers.
Missed out on a topic? Here you can find the recordings of our past Science Chats:
Science Chat #2 Interdisciplinary Research on the Sava river with Ombeline, Maike and Constance | March 30th
We talked with Ombeline Ogier, Maike Brinksma and Constance Brouillet about their Master theses for which the Balkan Rivers Tour on the Sava was going to be the research ground. In corona times they have to adapt their research from fieldwork to online. We had a discussion on how this is possible to still grasp the Balkan context.
Our first (virtual) Science Chat was with one of our students, Zvone, about his Master’s thesis on ecopolitics. How does the political context in Croatia drive hydropower development? And what does this mean in the current crisis?