Global Issues

Growing water scarcity and climate change effects are having a profound global impact resulting in an urgent need for increased dialogue and cooperation over shared water resources. In this policy brief, the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) highlights the potential of water diplomacy as an approach for forwarding peace and the better management of transboundary waters.

Increased pressure on transboundary water resources resulting from growing economic and population demands, amplified by climate change processes, can have devastating effects in regions affected by armed conflicts and internal water mismanagement. The brief looks into current opportunities and entry-points for dialogues, formal and informal diplomacy tracks and the constellation of actors that play a central role in water diplomacy.

The SIWI also hosts the anual World Water Week in Sweden. Find out more.


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