New Policy Brief on Adaptive Delta Governance

Thehagueinstitute_logo_cropIn deltas, humans interact constantly and intensively in rapidly growing numbers with their ecological environment against a backdrop of increasing climate change impacts. How do governance systems, as a nexus of science, policy and society, cope with uncertainties and complexity in the socio-ecological system in different deltas? Based on an analysis of the governance challenges in three deltas, the recently published policy brief by The Hague Institute for Global Justice provides recommendations for improving delta governance. Continue reading

New Report: The Political Economy of Water Management in Yemen

wateryemAn acute water crisis looms over Yemen, a country ridden by water scarcity. To address this problem and prevent its further exacerbation, The Hague Institute published a report detailing the political economy of water conflicts in Yemen. Commissioned by the Dutch Embassy in Yemen, the publication offers insights and recommendations on how to deal with the threat of conflict caused by water scarcity in the country. Continue reading

Water Diplomacy at the World Water Forum

WDC_square_smallThe Water Diplomacy Consortium (WDC) will be present at the 7th World Water Forum in Daegu, South Korea, held between 12 and 17 April 2015. Representatives of the WDC will be presenting the most recent work of its respective organizations at the thematic sessions of the World Water Forum. In addition, the WDC will showcase its activities at the Dutch Pavilion.  Continue reading

New project on Water Diplomacy: Making Water Cooperation Work


The Hague Institute has recently launched a new project on “Water Diplomacy: Making Water Cooperation Work”. The aim of the project, which will run from 2015 to 2017, is to identify and operationalize the key factors that contribute to the transformation of water conflicts to cooperation over water. Our approach is to undertake state-of-the-art research, actively facilitate stakeholder dialogues, and train facilitators in a number of case studies. We choose to actively engage with the key stakeholders involved in the water conflicts as to assert mutual learning, create trust and a profound dialogue. The case study research will be undertaken in the Jordan Basin in the Middle East as well as in Brahmaputra-Ganges-Meghna Basin in South Asia.

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Seminar: International Water Conflicts

WDC_square_smallThe 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