Round Table - "Data for Water, Peace and Security"


World Meteorological Organization (WMO)
Room Kruzel, 2nd floor
7bis Avenue de la Paix
1211 Geneva (Access map)


This summary report has been prepared by the Geneva Water Hub as an input paper for the final Report to the Global High-Level Panel on Water and Peace. The report provides a summary of a senior experts’ Think Tank roundtable co-convened by the Geneva Water Hub and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) on 20 March 2017 in Geneva. The analysis, results and recommendations in this paper represent the opinion of the participants and are not necessarily representative of the position of any of the organizations.

The final roundtable report is available below.

Reliable data and information to capture environmental, social, economical and political situations, is key for sustainable water management and water security, especially in transboundary catchments. While a better understanding of environment conditions is crucial, socio-political dimensions and economic growth also need to be taken into consideration when developing monitoring systems, in order to ensure the linkages between water, peace and security.

The Geneva Water Hub (Secretariat of the Global High-Level Panel on Water and Peace) and the UNESCO Chair on Hydropolitics at the University of Geneva are jointly organizing this Think Tank Round Table in partnership with WMO’s newly established HydroHub (Global Hydrometry Support Facility).

Please see the full programme below: