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Netherlands, Water, Diplomacy and Peace

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Managing water is inevitably a multi-stakeholder process, and therefore one with potential for conflict and involving a certain degree of diplomacy.

A small country with a long history of battling floods and managing its water with great economy, The Netherlands seeks to engage with water diplomacy as a niche for its foreign policy. What gives it the authority, the knowledge and legitimacy to do so? Rob Swartbol (Director General for International Cooperation, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of The Netherlands) and Rabin Baldewsingh (Deputy Mayor, The Hague) make the Dutch case in this video.

More info: Water Diplomacy: a Niche for The Netherlands (Document)
Produced by: TheWaterChannel
Year: 2013
Language: English
Region: The Netherlands, Global



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