Roundtable - "The Protection of Water During and After Armed Conflicts"
This summary report has been prepared by the Geneva Water Hub, as an input paper for the Global High-Level Panel on Water and Peace. The report provides a summary of a one day senior experts workshop and a conference both convened by the Geneva Water Hub with the Platform for International Water Law of the Faculty of Law of the University of Geneva on 14 June 2016. 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:
The Geneva Water Hub Think Tank Roundtable on the "Protection of Water During and After Armed Conflicts" will feed the reflexion of the Global High-Level Panel on Water and Peace launched by Switzerland in November 2015. The aims of the roundtable are the following:
- To discuss the situation of water supplies and electrical facilities in the current conflict in the Middle East;
- To assess the existing legal framework on the protection of drinking water installations and dams during and after armed conflicts;
- To identify legal gaps in the protection of water infrastructures during and after armed conflicts;
- To discuss the role of ICRC in assisting the civilian population deprived of access to water during armed conflicts;
- To discuss how humanitarian agencies such as ICRC may reduce public health risks after armed conflicts;
- To examine the scientific data and information collected by UNEP in rebuilding peace after armed conflicts;
- To identify measures to reinforce the protection of water infrastructures during and after armed conflicts.