Science and Art of Water Cooperation – World Water Week workshop

UNESCO’s IHP and WWAP through their PCCP associated programme are co-convening a workshop at the World Water Week with SIWI, the Nelson Mandela African Institute of Science Technology, SaciWATERs and the UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education. The Workshop will focus on the Science and Art of Water Cooperation.

In an era of increasing competition and climate shocks, cooperation over water resources requires renewed efforts. While failure to cooperate can hinder development and lead to costly conflict, progress has been made in understanding the conditions that foster collective action.

The purpose of this workshop is to bridge the gap between the science and art of water cooperation. Importantly, the workshop will highlight promising examples of collective action, and demonstrate how knowledge can best be translated into effective training, education and institutional development. In addition, graduates of course programmes will contribute «Novel ideas to sparking water cooperation».

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