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

Diplomats, researchers and practitioners meet to discuss changing face of (water) diplomacy

This week, the ICWC International Symposium on Water Diplomacy will be held in Stockholm, Sweden. Speakers include Margareta Wahlström (Swedish Women Mediator Network), Aaron Wolf (OSU) and Seifeldin Abdalla (Ministry of Water, Sudan).

We are entering a new global era in diplomacy and political dynamics. In recent years, diplomacy has evolved to be more inclusive, open and transparent, involving different actors in order to better tackle complex global challenges such as water scarcity and climate change. The process of water diplomacy is also receiving growing interest from the diplomatic community and security analysists.

Global interdependencies are growing. Decision-making in one part of …Read More