There are 276 river basins that cross national borders and more than 300 transboundary aquifers. Climate change, population growth and land use change exacerbate conflicts between countries that share water resources. Our center, in close cooperation with the Centre for Law, Policy and Science (Dundee), and with the International Centre for Water Cooperation (Stockholm), has the aim of helping to prevent, resolve and manage conflicts as well as promote mutual understanding by bringing multiple stakeholders to the discussion table and setting standards for scientific, technical and political best practices in water diplomacy.
In this context, we publish best practices guides, take part in mediation and negotiation efforts, and support countries in the design and implementation of water reforms.
Furthermore, the ICWRGC contributed to the organisation of the “International Symposium on Water Diplomacy”.
International Symposium on Water Diplomacy
Stockholm, Sweden, 16–17 November 2016 (International Centre for Water Cooperation, Centre for Water Law, Policy and Science, Federal Foreign Office)Programme and Results Press Article
The Centre was also involved in the organisation of the “Regional Workshop on Water Diplomacy in the Mekong River Basin”.Final Report (PDF, 24 Pages, 758 KB)