Online Science Chats


We enjoy bringing together students, researchers, and other curious people. Since the Corona pandemic hit, we were kept in houses and could not meet where we love to be most; next to the river. Therefore, we started to meet online! Here, we exchange stories told through a range of scientific disciplines.

We cover a wide range of topics linked to science and river conservation. We bring in scientists, river defenders, students and other experts. After a 20-30 minutes interview, there is room for participants to ask questions, resulting in a lively discussion on the topic. If you have a topic you would like to bring forward, don’t hesitate to contact us!


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Next up: Science Chat #21 | The on-paper hydropower boom | 7th of September 8pm CET

Özge Can Dogmus is an interdisciplinary scientist with a background in Sociology and Geography. She will talk about how the hydropower boom in Bosnia and Herzegovina (and in many other countries) is likely to remain on-paper yet still has socio-economic and potentially socio-ecological consequences. The results are from the case study research conducted by her in 2016 and 2017.

Find some of her work on Research Gate.

This session will be a good warm-up for the panel discussion on Monday 14th during the Students for Rivers Camp.



Missed out on a topic? Here you can find the recordings of our past Science Chats:


We talked with Ombeline Ogier, Maike Brinksma and Constance Brouillet about their Master theses for which the Balkan Rivers Tour on the Sava was going to be the research ground. In corona times they have to adapt their research from fieldwork to online. We had a discussion on how this is possible to still grasp the Balkan context.

Our first (virtual) Science Chat was with one of our students, Zvone, about his Master’s thesis on ecopolitics. How does the political context in Croatia drive hydropower development? And what does this mean in the current crisis?