The Hague Centre for Strategic Studies is proud to announce the Water, Peace and Security (WPS) partnership was selected to be showcased at the Paris Peace Forum in November.
The growing demand for fresh water, combined with the erosion of ecosystems, water pollution and climate change, create urgent issues of water scarcity across the globe. Our livelihoods and economies have become extremely vulnerable to water stress. In poor and fragile contexts, this can heighten social disruption, intensifying conflicts and migration. There is an urgent need to better understand the interrelationship between water and human insecurity and especially to be able to act timely and effectively in order to prevent escalation. Innovative solutions are key to face development challenges and promote peace.
The Water, Peace and Security partnership, created in 2017 by IHE Delft, WRI, Deltares and HCSS with support from the Netherlands’ Ministry of Foreign Affairs. It is open for further collaboration and has already extended its collaboration to include Wetlands International, Oregon State University and the Pacific Institute.
Read more about it here.