Water, Peace & Security partnership



Twitter water peace and security partnership we hope to prevent conflicts over water to enabling communities to take action in an early stage we started a partnership last year brought all partners together currently Rana fails where we create a proof of concept data is fundamental to understanding where the risks are highest what's driving these risks and they also suggest what possible solutions might be in order to mitigate risk the audition is a key part of our process we try to test our analysis on unknown events and then we're also working with our partners and with local experts in helping validate using on-the-ground knowledge so it's a lot of research it's a lot of conversations and discovering that the right data set for the right purpose mobile data are very important to understand where and when that could be risks but when you start thinking about what you can do to reduce these risks you really need to understand how locally water Shorter's could translate into social consequences part of the communication and engagement of stakeholders is to increase the joint understanding of the entire system and to also broaden the scope of actions that can be taken and to mobilize people to really take this action because they understand that what they do can have implications also for others and maybe even have impact on themselves so just not enough to know that a certain country-region river basin will be affected by conflict but it's important to know why that is happening what the role of water exactly is but then also what factors you can influence either as a policymaker in the respective region or as an external party to solve the conflict and especially in terms of scarce resources not only water resource but also financial resources it's important to have the data to analyze which action on the ground will actually be effective in the end and lead to a peace and cooperation I think dialogue is important in every conflict often people try to resolve conflict by just controlling the conflict but in the end it never works just lots of literature that shows that dialogue is in the end what works and since water is one of the drivers of conflict it's very important also to have dialogue between different parties about water related issues we're starting a conversation between the different stakeholders and that they actually identify actions that are needed to address the water and security risk in their country I think it's very important to work with local people to talk with them how we can add value and how we can support and to solve conflicts in this project what we try to do is really look at the short-term impacts of threats like water scarcity sort of leaders feel the need to really act within their term in office we have made a deliberate effort to actually put this information forward to leaders at different levels for instance the UN Security Council but we're also looking at how we can create a dialogue between national leaders confront them with the knowledge that we have and discuss with them the options they have to actually act I expect after two years so by November of this year our global water tool is operational and openly accessible for everyone my dream would be deadly the water peace and security partnership contributes to preventing conflict and that we reduce stress and conflict over water to achieve this we need a large community to contribute and to be active we would really hope other donors contribute also to the partnership so that we can implement it at a larger scale

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