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Has the Indian government managed to clean the Ganga at last?


Monika Mondal, an environmental journalist and guest at IRI THESys as a German Chancellor Fellow, recently published an article on “The Third Pole” website. The article analyzes the Indian government’s endeavour to clean the Ganga River through the “Namami Gange program” and delves into the social and environmental aspects of this region. To learn more about this topic, please visit: Has the Indian government managed to clean the Ganga at last?

Exploring Communication Challenges at the Communication Lab in Berlin


At a recent Communication Lab gathering in Berlin, participants from over 20 countries discussed communication challenges linked to emerging technologies and critical issues, such as AI and climate innovations. They also engaged with experts, including those from Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, and had a public debate on politics’ influence on research. Tobias Krüger emphasized the responsibility of researchers and journalists to recognize partial descriptions of reality and correct discourses.

No easy answers: What does the climate and energy crisis mean for us?


In an interview in the HU News room, Jörg Niewöhner talks about how we ignore the consequences of our lifestyle and why dealing with the climate and energy crisis is also a question of perspective. 14 researchers of IRI THESys have been monitoring the situation in different countries for months. Their findings were presented publicly at a KOSMOS-Lecture on June 15, 2023.

Who loses, who wins? The pros and cons of mega-dams


A newspaper article in the Tagesspiegel describes how the IRI THESys project Water security for whom? explores mega-dams and where the challenges lie on the ground. The interdisciplinary project investigates in/equalities around multipurpose reservoirs in Colombia.

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