Silvana Quiton (ESR1)     Gender equality is a right; however, despite it seeming obvious, it is still a critical challenge that directly impacts water management. Water and gender interlinkages show that gender equity is fundamental to access sustainable water, sanitation, and hygiene (Pouramin et al., 2020). Traditionally,...

Camilo Sánchez (ESR8)     Global warming is creating many life-threatening changes on our planet. To reduce the human impact on the earth, reduce inequalities and bring peace, the sustainable development goals (SDGs) have been set as a guideline. Many innovative ideas and concepts regarding the circular economy,...

Barbara Topolovec (ESR5)     To you, future young researchers. For family, friends and loved ones to understand us better. And for all of you, dear readers who like to follow our PhD journey.   I am writing to you after two and a half years of my life working as a...

Danilo Bertagna (ESR6)     The current political-economic system we live in has a crucial influence on labour relations of scientists (and here I include postgraduate students, professional researchers and university professors). As many other workers, scientists use their time and craft to produce something - commonly called...

Barbara Kalebic (ESR7)     PhD life can often be confused with student life by people who are not related to it. It can seem like a good slice of pizza for someone who has no experience in PhD studies. A slice that has a well-baked crust (eight...

Amit Kumar (ESR4)     In this blog article, I would like to talk about the impact of pharmaceutical water pollutants on India’s current environmental and human health problems. Also, I would like to share the information regarding the role of government and some ongoing projects and partnerships...

Edwin Antonio Chingate (ESR3)     Today I want to share with you some of my favorite music, and you may wonder: wait! Wouldn’t this blog suppose to be about science? And my answer is yes. I want to talk about Coldplay’s song “The Scientist”, which I used...

Ana Paulina López (ESR2)     Two years and three months have passed since I started my PhD. I often forget about this because it feels like everything started not so long ago for me. I recently watched a video about time perception and its alteration and it helped...

Nikoletta Tsiarta (ESR14)     Take a moment to recall all the small things you do when your daily routine begins. When we open the water tap to wash our face, brush our teeth, or even drink, flush the toilet, take a shower or put a laundry, water is...

Nebojša Ilić (ESR13)     In my previous blog post, I shared with you my amusement with the marvelous piece of engineering that makes extended missions in space possible. This incredible machine located on the International Space Station completes a complex system that allows for an almost...