Research School for Socio-Economic and
Natural Sciences of the Environment
Research School for Socio-Economic and
Natural Sciences of the Environment

IHE seminar on Transdisciplinarity in water research

Date: 20 July 2017
Time: 17:00 - 19:15
Location: Delft

A tale of two disciplines: A conversation between sociohydrology and hydrosocial research to understand the dynamics of water and humans.

The relationship between humans and water is one of complexity and interdependency. Not only water scarcity and floods can cause social instability, but also power relations, institutional and technological changes can cause water scarcity and floods.

A dialogue on two different schools of thought, sociohydrology and hydrosocial research, seems crucial to better understand the dynamics of water and humans and to better tackle major challenges for a sustainable, egalitarian and water secured world. The use of different methodologies, approaches and epistemologies, far from being obstacles, they can be complementary, and researchers can learn and advance their science with the interaction of these two disciplines. IHE Delft invite you to the seminar on “Transdisciplinarity in water research”, which is being organized as part of the 60th Anniversary celebrations of IHE Delft.

Two of the biggest exponents of each discipline will converse in IHE Delft on the advancements and challenges of sociohydrology and hydrosocial research and the possibilities of transdisciplinary research.


17.00: Word of Welcome and Introduction Mohanasundar Radhakrishnan, PhD Fellow

17.10: Advancements and challenges in hydrosocial research - Dr. Jessica Budds

17.30: Advancements and challenges in sociohydrological research – Prof. Dr. Murugesu Sivapalan

17.50: Debate: Can these two disciplines complement each other in order to advance the understanding of the complex dynamics of water and humans?

18.10: Public discussions and questions

18.30: Closing remarks and thanks by Jonatan Godinez Madrigal, PhD Fellow

18.35 – 19.15: Drinks and socialising

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