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Unearthing the ripple effects of power and resilience in large river deltas

Published May 21, 2019

Here is a new publication by, among others, Timos Karpouzoglou. The paper deals with both historical and contemporary insights on the changing conditions of large river deltas drawing on two cases in Bangladesh and Vietnam. They find interesting complementarities between power and resilience that could potentially be thought through in other cases and regions.


• Delta interventions to manage flood risk can amplify power and social inequalities.

• The power dimensions of delta interventions tends to be overlooked.

• Resilience in deltas needs to transition towards a situated and negotiated frame.

• Power considerations need to inform a more holistic understandings of delta resilience.

Read the publication here!