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Water Wars? Myths and Realities of Conflict over Water Resources

Dates:
  • Tue 19 Nov 2019 14.30 - 16.30
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The event starts with a brief overview of the current thinking on the linkages between water and conflict, including some of the myths around water wars. Then, Arab water security will be taken as a case study to examine the role of water in contributing to conflict or cooperation. Building on recent events and policy engagement in the region, the seminar discusses the policy options available to Arab states to reap the benefits of cooperation on international rivers. Particular topics for discussion include: (1) transnational governance frameworks applicable to shared water courses (2) role of international organization in facilitating negotiations (3) power asymmetries and how they affect negotiations in transnational contexts. The discussion will inform a policy paper under preparation, which identifies policies for the cooperative management of transboundary freshwater resources that support the transition towards stability and sustainable development in the Arab region.

This event is part of the Policy Leader Fellows' Talks series where each fellow presents a work in progress to engage the audience in discussion and seek feedback related to the work.

Seminar Room 3, Badia Fiesolana DD/MM/YYYY
  Seminar Room 3, Badia Fiesolana

The event starts with a brief overview of the current thinking on the linkages between water and conflict, including some of the myths around water wars. Then, Arab water security will be taken as a case study to examine the role of water in contributing to conflict or cooperation. Building on recent events and policy engagement in the region, the seminar discusses the policy options available to Arab states to reap the benefits of cooperation on international rivers. Particular topics for discussion include: (1) transnational governance frameworks applicable to shared water courses (2) role of international organization in facilitating negotiations (3) power asymmetries and how they affect negotiations in transnational contexts. The discussion will inform a policy paper under preparation, which identifies policies for the cooperative management of transboundary freshwater resources that support the transition towards stability and sustainable development in the Arab region.

This event is part of the Policy Leader Fellows' Talks series where each fellow presents a work in progress to engage the audience in discussion and seek feedback related to the work.


Location:
Seminar Room 3, Badia Fiesolana

Affiliation:
School of Transnational Governance

Type:
Discussion Group

Organiser:
Marianna Török

Contact:
Dora Maffezzoli - Send a mail

Discussant:
Policy Leader Fellow Khaled Saleh

Speaker:
Policy Leader Fellow Edoardo Borgomeo
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