The Geneva Water Hub aims at developing the hydropolitics agenda to help prevent water conflicts at intersectoral and transboundary levels at an early stage and to promote water as an instrument of peace and cooperation. It leverages resources available in International Geneva to develop the hydro-politics agenda. It also offers a hydro-diplomacy platform providing facilitation, conciliation and mediation services. The Geneva Water Hub has three main functions interacting to support seven Strategic Platforms.

Research and Education

Science at the intersection of research and political action, for the prevention and management of water-related conflicts, and strategic analysis for evidence-based decision-making. This Function contributes to a better understanding of the challenges of water governance. This Function is carried out by the Institute for Environmental Sciences (ISE) which collaborates with the UNESCO Chaire in hydropolitics (ISE,UNESCO), and by the Platform for International Water Law of the University of Geneva.

Think Tank

This Function acts as a hub of competence in hydropolitics, bringing together the academia, public and private sector, civil society, and global Think Tanks. Based in international Geneva, its work is policyoriented and supports the Global Strategic Platforms with a view to have a global influence.


This Function connects and brings together organisations and actors of international Geneva and beyond, to focus on the global theme of water, peace and cooperation, thus shaping the hydropolitics global agenda.