The Think Tank

The Think Tank dimension of the Geneva Water Hub is related to the links with organizations based in Geneva, in Switzerland, and well connected at the global level. The Think Tank initially supports the activities of a Global High Level Panel on Water and Peace, which was to be co-convened for 2 years by 15 countries from all of the world’s regions with the objective of issuing recommendations for a global architecture for water, security and peace.

The Geneva Water Hub Think Tank supports the Panel by defining a large set of recommendations. By convening thematic round tables with a large array of recognised international experts, it gathers sound guidance on various areas (for example “Refugees and Access to Water", “Protection of Water During and After Armed Conflicts", “Intersectoriality and Conflicts” or “Water Data-based Early Warning for Peace”).

Futur and past events organised by the Think Tank are listed below:

  1. 20 March 2017 - Round Table – “Data for Water, Peace and Security”.
  2. 28 February 2017 - Round Table – “Hydro-Diplomacy for Water, Peace and Security”.
  3. 27 February 2017 - Round Table – “Financing Incentives for Water Cooperation”.
  4. 3 February 2017 - Round Table – “Refugees and Access to Water: Challenges and Responses".
  5. 1 November 2016 - Round Table – “Intersectoriality and Conflicts”.
  6. 26 October 2016 - Round Table – “Promoting the Effectiveness of International Water Law in Support of Security and Peace".
  7. 14 June 2016 - Round Table – “Protection of Water During and After Armed Conflicts".
  8. 24 September 2015 - Round Table – “Cooperation and Benefit Sharing in the Senegal and Niger River Basins".