IHL Talk - The Weaponizing of Water in Contemporary Armed Conflicts
In conflict zones like Sudan, Syria and Gaza, access to water transforms into a critical survival matter. The alarming rise in the weaponization of water in contemporary armed conflicts is imposing a heavy toll on civilians, who bear the devastating consequences of this phenomenon. In such contexts, water and water-related installations not only become casualties but are also misused as means or method of warfare, profoundly impacting the livelihoods, well-being, and dignity of civilians. Besides, most modern water systems are digitized, making them more susceptible amid the growing trend of cyber-attacks targeting critical infrastructure.
Eugénie Duss, Research Fellow, Geneva Academy
- Mark Zeitoun, Director General, Geneva Water Hub and Professor of Water Diplomacy, Geneva Graduate Institute
- Monica Ramos, Global WASH Cluster Coordinator, United Nations Children’s Fund
- Abby Zeith, Legal Adviser, Arms and Conduct of Hostilities Unit, Legal Division, International Committee of the Red Cross
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