The Water Diplomacy Consortium (WDC) is hosting a seminar on international water conflicts, at the Peace Palace on 4 December 2014. This seminar is financially supported by the City of The Hague. This seminar is part of the WDC’s outreach activities, which take place regularly to promote completed and ongoing work by the consortium members and to exchange knowledge and experiences with like-minded organizations in the Netherlands and abroad. Continue reading
Dr. Huntjens, Head of Diplomacy at The Hague Institute for Global Justice, has been interviewed by Veja Magazine for a special report on water conflicts worldwide. Veja is the leading weekly publication in Brazil and is considered the most influential outlet of the Brazilian press. With 9 million readers it is the second largest printed weekly in the world, just after Time.
The Hague Institute for Global Justice, in collaboration with Netherlands-based as well as international partners, has initiated a project aiming to analyze effective cooperation over shared water resources, and to operationalize this knowledge for academic and advisory work and diplomatic support services. The project includes comparative analyses of cooperation processes in the Jordan, Mekong, Rhine and Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghna basins among others, upscaling of best practices, process facilitation combined with action research, and capacity building, e.g. by means of on-the-job training for water professionals in the respective facilitation cases.
The Hague Institute for Global Justice, with UNESCO-IHE, Utrecht University, METAMETA, and Yemen-based researchers have recently completed a project with the aim to better understand the political economy of Yemeni water management as a precondition for effective conflict prevention and resolution. Through field research in three areas across Yemen, including nine case-studies, the project resulted in policy recommendations regarding competition over groundwater in highlands, conflicts over surface water in ephemeral rivers, and peri-urban competition. The final report will be available online soon.
Conference Proceedings Water Security and Peace Conference 2013 Continue reading