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International Conference: Water Security and Peace
14 Nov 2013
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On 14-15 November 2013, the Water Diplomacy Consortium (WDC) will organize a high level international working conference on Water Security and Peace.

The conference will present and discuss the role of negotiation, mediation and conciliation in evidence-based cases of water diplomacy. Experts from international, national and sub-national level will present perspectives and solutions focused on:

  • creating a better understanding water diplomacy capabilities, particularly among water resource specialists and diplomats
  • initiating an international hub of experts to better resolve water related conflicts
  • formulating an agenda on water diplomacy capability development

Participants will include relevant water experts, water diplomats and policy makers as well as political leaders in dealing with water-related disputes, from different levels and different organizations (governments, international organizations, NGOs), and leading scientists from various disciplines.

A publication of outcomes and recommendations will conclude the conference's findings, and will be presented after the conference.

The WDC is a joint partnership with Clingendael Netherlands Institute of International Relations, The Hague Institute for Global Justice, UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education, UPEACE Centre The Hague, and the Water Governance Centre. It is supported by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands.

For Clingendael's research activities on water diplomacy, water security and water governance, please contact Louise van Schaik or Barend ter Haar.
For courses and training activities organised by the Clingendael Academy, please contact Mariska Heijs.

For more information about the conference, please contact:

The Hague Institute for Global Justice
Ting Zhang, MSc
T: +31 (0)70 - 30 28 157

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