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, 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.