ICWC Water Dialogues: The Role of Financial Institutions in Catalyzing Collaborations in Shared Waters

The Baltic Sea Project is grounded on the conviction that all actors in the region must tackle the major environmental challenges together. The Project is open to all actors from public and private sector who would actively contribute toward a healthy Baltic Sea. It gathers and works with those actors in various forms to improve the conditions of the Baltic Sea.

Tove Erikslund is the Chief Administrative Officer and member of the board at Ålandsbanken. She worked at the bank for many years with a variety of issues through different positions, such as business developer, Human Resources Director and sustainability. Together …Read More

Call for Abstracts: A Special Issue of Journal of Hydrology

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