Since the Rhine and Danube were connected by the Rhine Danube canal, in the 1980s, this river system has become a major transport link between the North Sea and the Black Sea. Both rivers have seen their share of water conflicts, some of them still continuing until today. But mostly this watershed can be an example of how 12 countries have been able to work together to manage this important waterway. We have visited several spots along the Rhine River last year (soon visible on the site). Jeroen and Johannes are currently planning a trip to the Danube delta later this year.
Welcome to Disputed Waters. Latest: We got a special recommendation from the Jury of The Canon Prize for innovative Journalism 2012. And we published the Dutch version of our Mekong Web-documentary. (Check the Mekong Page).
The website is designed as a non-linear visual storytelling medium. That means you click on a thumbnail to go to one of the large maps where you can navigate the path of the river to find stories, photos and videos. Zoom with Ctrl + or -, or Cmd +/- for Mac.
The project is an initiative of a group of independent reporters and photographers with a preference for slow journalism. We’re using crowdfunding for our assignments to produce these in-depth mutli-media reports. We’d be very grateful for your support, if you would like to help fund our work, visit our donate page where you will find suggestions on how to help Disputed Waters.
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