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

World first international symposium on water diplomacy

This month, the International Centre for Water Cooperation (ICWC) at SIWI is hosting the first, inaugural International Symposium on Water Diplomacy, in Stockholm, Sweden. Speakers include Margareta Wahlström (Swedish Women Mediator Network), Aaron Wolf (OSU) and Seifeldin Abdalla (Ministry of Water, Sudan).

The International Symposium on Water Diplomacy will aim to bridge knowledge and encourage collaboration between stakeholders at different levels, with different forms of expertise. It will bring together researchers, diplomats, decision-makers, thought leaders and practitioners to discuss international cooperation over shared water resources and water diplomacy as an approach to conflict transformation, peacebuilding and regional security.

Discussion topics will include …Read More