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
On Wednesday, 19 November 2014, The Hague Institute will launch the report “The political economy of water conflicts in Yemen” at a dedicated high level Roundtable in Sana’a, Yemen. This report is commissioned by the Dutch Embassy in Sana’a, Yemen and is written by a project team led by The Hague Institute. Continue reading
UNESCO-IHE is developing a new master’s program on water cooperation and peace jointly with the University for Peace in Costa Rica and Oregon State University. This programme will. amongst other things, provide a contextualized approach to conflict and peace, a theoretical dimension to conflict, consider multi-level scales of conflict dimensions and strengthen skills through training and fieldtrips. The programme is intended to being in summer 2015.
UNESCO-IHE will be running its two three week short courses on water conflict management from 2 March to 17 April 2015. These courses are intended for current and future water managers, decision makers and others involved in integrated water resources management. The courses cover a number of concepts and skills that can be applied in the context of water conflict management. Guest speakers contribute to these courses from institutions such as the Clingendael Institute in The Hague and Oregon State University in the US.
Building on the framework of three important elements — access, security and sustainability — this Transboundary Master Plan for the Lower Jordan River Basin seeks to integrate the disparate water management plans of Jordan, Israel and Palestine in an effort to produce a healthy ecosystem, distribute water fairly and provide open public access to the river. The Hague Institute has been contracted to lead the work on water governance and stakeholder participation.
The Hague Institute for Global Justice works with Stockholm International Water Institute on the development and application of a framework for political economy analysis in transboundary river basins in Africa, funded by the World Bank. This project is part of the World Bank managed Multi-Donor Trust Fund Cooperation in International Waters (CIWA), with 50 million USD for direct beneficiaries of projects influenced by CIWA and 10 billion USD investment financing for implementation of projects influenced by CIWA.