This session will discuss under what conditions water diplomacy can contribute to broader regional cooperation beyond water. After an introductory keynote, it will feature a panel discussion bringing together experts from the water, climate change and diplomacy and security communities to discuss how diplomatic tools can be used to advance climate and security goals, with examples from the Central Asian region and the Mekong basin. Other members of the audience will be encouraged to share their views and experiences.
Date: 24 August 2020
Time: 13:00-13:45 CET
Welcome – Beatrice Mosello, adelphi
Introduction: “Emerging trends in water diplomacy” – Susanne Schmeier, IHE Delft
Panel discussion: “How has water diplomacy been used to advance climate and security goals?”
Moderation Beatrice Mosello, adelphi
Speakers Aaron Salzberg, University of North Carolina
Anoulak Kittikhoun, Mekong River Commission
Dinara Ziganshina, SIC ICWC in Central Asia
Aaron Wolf, Oregon State University
Concluding remarks – Aaaron Wolf, Oregon State University
Read here the summary of last year's World Water Week side-event 'Analytical tools for identifying water conflict risks'.
Watch this interview on the 'Water, Peace and Security Partnership' with Dr. Susanne Schmeier (IHE Delft) at the Planetary Security Conference 2019: