Dr.ir. Maurits Ertsen

Irrigation is closely associated with the start of human civilization, has been a major technology in (post-)colonial development efforts, and is regaining importance within climate & food debates. I want to know how irrigation realities emerge from short-term actions of (non-)human agents. Read my new book on the Gezira Scheme in Sudan, published by Palgrave in 2015. In 2014, I presented the outline of the book at the Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society in Munich, Germany, and was interviewed about it as well.

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