Conference on “Water Diplomacy: Building Bridges for Lasting Peace”


9:30 to 13:00
World Meteorological Organisation (WMO), Kruzel Hall 
Avenue de la Paix 7bis, Geneva. (Access map)

The Geneva Water Hub is pleased to invite you to a High-Level Conference on « Water Diplomacy: Building Bridges for Lasting Peace ». This High-Level Conference is taking place in the context of the Geneva Peace Week.

The High-Level Conference will cover the multiple challenges of the nexus between water, peace and security both from the science, legal and governance standpoint. It will include three segments:

  1. Threatened critical water infrastructure and peacebuilding;
  2. Transboundary water cooperation and local governance mechanisms;
  3. Legal frameworks to support global water diplomacy.

The objectives of the Conference will be threefold:

  1. To discuss the opportunities of water as a resource for peacebuilding;
  2. To address good practices of water management mechanisms to prevent tensions at the local and international levels;
  3. To assess gaps and the need to elevate water in the international legal agenda.

The event organizers include The Geneva Water Hub/University of Geneva, UN Environment, GeoExpertise - Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies and Rally for Rivers.

This high-level conference can be attended only upon registration, here.

Speakers include: