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.
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.