The Swedish Institute of International Affairs (UI), the Swedish Water House and Stockholm International Water Institute invite you to a one-day seminar focusing on the question of shared water resources.
Nearly half of the world’s population lives in river basins in which the water is shared between several countries. Some of the world’s most conflict ridden regions also suffer from water scarcity. How to share the water is one of the major political and environmental questions on the global agenda - 2013 will be the UN international year of water cooperation.
With examples from four important river basins in the world, this seminar will address the challenges and possibilities that shared water brings.
09:00 – 09:20 Welcome, presentation of SWH cluster group, TWM database
09.20 – 09.50 Keynote speaker: Professor Ashok Swain, Professor of Peace and Conflict Research, Uppsala University, and Director of the Uppsala Centre for Sustainable Development, Sweden
09.50 - 10.30 The Jordan River: hydropolitics, security and local peacebuilding: Associate professor Karin Aggestam, director of Peace and Conflict Studies, University of Lund, Sweden
10.30 – 10.50 Coffee Break
10.50 – 11.30 The Nile: land investments – challenges for peace and development: Dr Ana Cascao, Programme Manager Capacity Building, Stockholm International Water Institute, Sweden
11.30 - 12.10 The Cauvery: stakeholder dialogue experience in attempting to resolve the Cauvery water dispute: Professor Janakarajan Srinivasan, Madras Institute of Development Studies, India
12.10 – 13.30 Lunch
13.30 - 14.10 The Okavango: addressing environmental concerns: Mr. Anton Earle, Director of Capacity Building, Stockholm International Water Institute, Sweden
14.10 - 15.30 Panel Discussion: Naho Mirumachi, King's College London; Klas Sandström, NIRAS International Consulting; Munqeth Mehyar, Friends of the Earth Middle East
Date: Tuesday December 4, 2012
Time: 09.00-15.30, including lunch and coffee break. A light lunch will be offered. Registration from 08.30.
Location: The Swedish Institute of International Affairs (UI), Drottning Kristinas väg 37, Stockholm.
Seminar fee: The seminar is free of charge
The seminar is currently fully booked but you can register to the waiting list here:
http://www.ui.positionett.se/tillfalle.php?id=1050 In case of any spare seats, persons on the waiting list will be notified at least one day before the event.
The seminar will be moderated by Anders Jägerskog, PhD and Programme Director at the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI), specialised in transboundary waters and water governance.
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