Daniela Del Bene (Italy/Spain) holds a Masters degree in Cultural Anthropology from the University of Turin (Italy) and a BA in International Relations and Diplomacy from the University of Triest (Italy). She also studied ethnology, history and politics in Southern Asia and Hindi language at the Sued Asien Institut, University of Heidelberg (Germany). She is currently a PhD candidate in Ecological Economics at ICTA – Institute of Environmental Science and Technology, University of Barcelona; her research is on energy sovereignty and conflicts related to dams and hydropower. Her main topics include environmental justice studies, political ecology, political economy and degrowth, focusing mostly in Southern Asia (Indian Himalayas), Europe (Alps) and Latin America. Daniela is involved in social movements and advocacy groups working on water and energy issues, human rights to water, socio-environmental justice, and debt.