Water Talks Series n°4 - Prof. T. Bernauer

The Geneva Water Hub is proud to present the 4th edition of the "Water Talk Series". This series is an open-speech opportunity for researchers to expose and explain their ideas, their stances on contemporary challenges linked to water governance. The presentations, are in English or in French, short and impactful.

Thomas Bernauer is a professor of political science at ETH Zurich. His research group is located at ETH Zurich’s Center for Comparative and International Studies (CIS) and the Institute of Science, Technology and Policy (ISTP). His research and teaching focuses primarily on international environmental, trade, and technology policy. In 2005, he received the Don K. Price Award of the American Political Science Association for his book “Genes, Trade and Regulation” (Princeton University Press, 2003), and in 2012 an ERC Advanced Grant for survey and experimental research on the sources of legitimacy in global environmental governance. Since 2015, he is the founding director of ETH Zurich’s Institute of Science, Technology and Policy (ISTP). More information on the ETHZ website.

Measuring and Explaining Water Conflict and Cooperation.

The presentation starts with comments on challenges associated with measuring water conflict and cooperation. It then focuses on what can be learned from existing research on structural and policy-related drivers of water conflict and cooperation. It ends with comments on key challenges and pitfalls in such research, and what could be done to deal with them and come up with robust risk and opportunity profiling that is useful to policy-makers.

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