Water Security. And Peace.
How close are we to ‘Water Wars’? Is that a real possibility, or a fear fanned by media and conspiracy-theorists? What, then, causes water conflicts? How are these conflicts being resolved? What connects the small water users, national governments and international bodies engaged in the process? When nations enter disputes over shared water resources, do international laws help end them? Or could they conflict with national laws and add to the tension?
These are some of the questions that arose when diplomats, lawyers, scientists and policymakers got together at the International Conference on Water Security and Peace at The Hague last week. If you could not make it to the event, you can watch it on video, speaker-by-speaker at www.thewaterchannel.tv/peace
REMINDER: On Tuesday, November 26 (1400 GMT), you are welcome to join the open, free webinar titled ‘Roads for Water.’ Frank van Steenbergen (MetaMeta) and Ian Neal (Excellent Development) will lead discussions on how road infrastructure could be optimized for smart water management, and vice-versa.
For more info on how to attend, local timings, related resources, speakers and the organisers, go to www.thewaterchannel.tv/webinar.