SIWI WWW 2018 - Connecting water, security and peace through ecosystems

14.00-15.30, Room: FH Little Theatre

Mr Danilo Türk, Geneva Water Hub Lead Political Advisor and Chairman of the Global High Level-Panel on Water and Peace, will give the final reflections. Mr François Münger, Director of the Geneva Water Hub, will facilitate the Roundtable on water governance with a representative from the Secretariat of the Convention on the Protection and Use of Transboundary Watercourses and International Lakes.

The relationship between water insecurity and peace has been increasingly appreciated and is attracting growing political attention. This is reflected in the focus of the recent Planetary Security Conference, The Hague, December 2017, reports published by the World Bank (Turbulent Waters), Wetlands International (Water Shocks), and the Global High-Level Panel on Water and Peace (A Matter of Survival). However, the role of ecosystems in translating the signal from climatic and hydrological variability into local contexts is still under-appreciated. Societal water access and use is very dependent on the status and management of ecosystems.

See related SIWI World Water Week programme here for more.

The Flyer of this side-event is available below.

Other events 

The Geneva Water Hub invites you to join the Swiss Reception on the topic “Blue Peace and Youth” which will be held on Monday, 27 August 2018, from 17:00 to 18:00 at the Swiss booth. 

The full programme of the Swiss Water Partnership members is available below.

Image credit: Wetlands International