Articles | Volume 26, issue 8
Research article
29 Apr 2022
Research article |  | 29 Apr 2022

Power and empowerment in transdisciplinary research: a negotiated approach for peri-urban groundwater problems in the Ganges Delta

Leon M. Hermans, Vishal Narain, Remi Kempers, Sharlene L. Gomes, Poulomi Banerjee, Rezaul Hasan, Mashfiqus Salehin, Shah Alam Khan, A. T. M. Zakir Hossain, Kazi Faisal Islam, Sheikh Nazmul Huda, Partha Sarathi Banerjee, Binoy Majumder, Soma Majumder, and Wil A. H. Thissen

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Crossing the Frontiers: Transdisciplinary Research and the Negotiated Approach for Peri-Urban Groundwater Management in the Indo-Gangetic Delta, Shifting Grounds Project Team, the Netherlands/Bangladesh/India L. Hermans, V. Narain, R. Kempers, S. Gomes, W. Thissen, P. Banerjee, R. Hasan, M. Salehin, S. A. Khan, A. T. M. Z. Hossain, K. F. Islam, S. N. Huda, P. S. Banerjee, B. Majumder, and S. Majumder

Short summary
Transdisciplinary water research involves the co-creation of knowledge between various stakeholders to advance science and resolve complex societal problems. In this paper, we describe challenges and responses to address power and politics as part of transdisciplinary research. This is done based on a project that combined known principles for transdisciplinary research with a negotiated approach to support groundwater management in peri-urban villages in India and Bangladesh.