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
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 and the Geneva Initiative are jointly organizing two seminars in The Hague: on 1-2 May and 27-28 November 2014. These seminars are part of a series of meetings taking place in Israel, Palestine, and the Netherlands in order to further a project to review the existing Geneva Initiative Water Annex (2009) and to develop a supplementary paper to address outstanding issues not included in the Annex. This event is a civil society initiative and is not related to any formal negotiation within the context of the Middle East Peace Process.
At the initiative of Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, a special session on water and disasters is to be held at the United Nations Headquarters in New York on 6 March 2013. Among the key speakers is HRH Willem-Alexander, the Prince of Orange, who has chaired the Advisory Board on Water and Sanitation (UNSGAB) since 2006.