[repost] Dam dreams and river rewilding: Ideals in dispute

August 30, 2022, 13.30 - 17.30

This event is organised by the Riverhood and River Commons research projects coordinated, among others, by two NEWAVE network members: Prof. Jeroen Vos and Prof. Rutgerd Boelens. See the original post here.

Are we entering a new era of river governance in Europe, with a revolutionary shift from dam construction to dam removal? What ideals are behind dam dreams and river rewilding? In how far are these ideals contested? An afternoon of discussion and dialogue.


  • Author Frank Westerman, presenting his new book ‘Too true to be good’.
  • WUR researcher Lena Hommes, discussing her doctoral research on Infrastructure Lives.
  • Barbara Hogenboom, director of the Centre for Latin American Research and Documentation, UvA
  • Other researchers from the Riverhood (ERC) and River Commons (WUR-INREF) projects


Date: August 30

Time: 1:30 pm - 5:30 pm CEST

Venue: Impulse Speakers Corner
Stippeneng 2, Wageningen, Netherlands

Download the full poster here.