Water-based peace building

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Prof. Susanne Scheier’s interest in water diplomacy, conflict and cooperation came from a long passion for water and the environment due to a love of the outdoors and being close to rivers and mountains as a teenager. She now uses her passion in her work, identifying and responding to challenges around shared water resources. She uses space technologies in her work with the Water, Peace and Security (WSP) partnership to identify hotspots of potential water-related conflicts early on and to raise political awareness with policy-makers.

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In this SIWI World Water Week workshop organised by adelphi and IHE Delft, experts from the diplomacy, development, security, climate change and water communities discussed the conditions under which specific diplomatic tools can be used by riparian and non-riparian countries to shape regional cooperation to address climate, and other security and development challenges, such as migration.


Water, Peace and Security Partnership

WPS is a partnership of research and civil society organizations that work together towards identifying water-related risks of human insecurity, fragility and conflict, and towards developing analytical and dialogue tools for preventing and mitigating such conflicts. WPS is a collaboration between the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs and a consortium of six partners: IHE Delft (lead partner), World Resources Institute (WRI), Deltares, The Hague Centre for Strategic Studies (HCSS), Wetlands International and International Alert.