Water Diplomacy: Bridging the Science, Policy and Practice
Guest Editors: Dr Marian J. Neal, Maria Vink & Dr Martina Klimes (International Centre for Water Cooperation (ICWC) at SIWI)
Approximately 2 billion people depend on groundwater, sourced from over 300 transboundary aquifer systems. Furthermore about 286 river basins cross the political boundaries of two or more countries. These rivers are a primary source of freshwater for approximately 40 percent of the world’s population.
Water diplomacy is an approach that enables countries to negotiate ways to allocate and manage these shared water resources. It is a dynamic process that seeks to develop reasonable, sustainable and peaceful …Read More
Call for Abstracts: Facilitating scientific contributions to water diplomacy and cooperation processes
UNESCO’s International Hydrological Programme (IHP) welcomes your abstracts for the session #26 it is convening during the 2017 International Association of Hydrological Sciences (IAHS) Scientific Assembly, 10-14 July, Port Elizabeth, South Africa, on “Facilitating scientific contributions to water diplomacy and cooperation processes”.
The theme of this year’s Assembly is “Water and Development: scientific challenges in addressing societal issues.” With 40% of the world’s population living in transboundary river and lake basins and more than 90% living in countries that share basins, transboundary water diplomacy is critical for sustainable and peaceful development and ensuring water security. Water diplomacy can enable users, local …Read More
This past November diplomats, decision-makers, thought leaders and practitioners came together to discuss international cooperation over shared water resources and water diplomacy as an approach to conflict transformation, peacebuilding and regional cooperation. See outcomes and highlights here.