UPEACE Seminar on International Water Conflicts

On December 4, the City of The Hague and the recently founded Water Diplomacy Consortium (WDC) will organize a seminar on International Water Conflicts. The WDC offers advisory services to governments and public entities at all levels, training and capacity building, knowledge exchange, advice on conflict resolution methods, direct assistance as an honest broker in conflict resolution and on post-conflict peacebuilding in and through the water sector, research, publications and the organization of conferences. The seminar will take place in the Peace Palace on December 4 at 16.00 hrs.

The seminar starts at 16.00 with the reception of the participants and coffee and tea. The programme starts at 16.30 with four presentations:

  • ‘The role of water diplomacy in preventing water conflicts’ by Mariska Heijs (Clingendael)
  • ‘Mediation in the Israeli/Palestinian water conflict by Patrick Huntjens (The Hague Institute for Global Justice
  • ‘Water diplomacy research and education at UNESCO – IHE, with Central Asia as a case example’ by Joop de Schutter (UNESCO – IHE)
  • ‘The importance of good water governance’ by Maarten Hofstra (Water Governance Centre).

After the presentations there is room for discussion. Henk van Schaik (UPeace Centre The Hague) will chair the seminar. The seminar ends at 18.15 with drinks & bites.

Please register for this event by sending an email to Jacqueline van Tol of the Water Governance Centre (info@watergovernancecentre.nl) before the 1st of December.

Please be aware that you need to bring a valid identity card for the entrance to the Peace Palace. We hope to see you on the 4th of December in the Peace Palace.

Kind regards,

The Water Diplomacy Consortium

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